Chapter 187

(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 legally tagged, 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 game license. 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 animal must 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 animal without 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 legally tagged. 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.

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.