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Statutes > South-dakota > Title-41 > Chapter-14 > Statute-41-14-20

41-14-20. Possession of raw skin during closed season as prima facie evidence of taking during closed season--Burden of proof as to lawful taking. The possession or control by any person of the raw skin of any protected fur-bearing animal, or any part of any protected fur-bearing animal, at any time when the killing, taking, or possession of such an animal is unlawful is prima facie evidence that the taking and killing occurred during the closed season, unless the person in possession of the animal shows that the animal was lawfully caught, taken, or killed and that the person is lawfully in possession of the raw skin.

Source: SDC 1939, § 25.0808; SL 2009, ch 206, § 77.