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Statutes > South-dakota > Title-41 > Chapter-14 > Statute-41-14-3

41-14-3. Possession 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 any bird, animal, or fish at any time when the killing, taking, or possession of the bird, animal, or fish is unlawful is prima facie evidence that the taking or killing occurred during the closed season, unless the person in possession of the bird, animal, or fish shows that at the time it was caught, taken, or killed, it was lawfully caught, taken, or killed either within or without the state, and that the person was lawfully in possession of the bird, animal, or fish.

Source: SDC 1939, § 25.0416; SL 1969, ch 100; SL 2009, ch 206, § 71.