(House Bill 1035)
An Act to remove the locking seal requirement for the transportation of big game animals.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
Section 1. That § 41-14-14 be AMENDED.
41-14-14. Tag required for big game transport--Violation as misdemeanor.
No big game animal taken in this
state may be transported unless
the locking seal and tag bearing the license number of the owner and
the year of its issue are securely locked and attached
as required by rules promulgated pursuant to chapter 1-26
by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. The
seal shall be securely locked and the tag attached
big game must be legally tagged
at the time the big game animal is brought out to a road or into any
hunting camp, dwelling, farmyard, or other place of abode of any
kind, or before it is placed upon or in a vehicle of any kind.
The seal and tag shall be furnished by the department with each big
A violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Section 2. That § 41-14-16 be AMENDED.
41-14-16. Tag required for big game transport--Common carrier.
If any big game is transported by
a common carrier, to a point within or outside of this state, the
have securely attached, the tag and locking seal bearing the same
number as the license
be legally tagged, as required by rules promulgated pursuant to
chapter 1-26 by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks.
No person may have in possession or as common carrier any big game
the tag and locking seal attached
being legally tagged.
No big game animal may be offered for shipment, shipped, or received
for shipment by transportation companies unless
the tag and locking seal are attached to the big game animal when
presented for shipment
The provisions of this section do not apply to any nondomestic animal
regulated pursuant to § 40-3-26,
as long as the animals are accompanied by a bill of sale or other
proof of ownership.
Signed February 24, 2021
Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.
indicate deleted language.