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Statutes > South-dakota > Title-41 > Chapter-14 > Statute-41-14-32

41-14-32. Unlawful taking, possession, sale, or transportation of birds, animals, or fish as misdemeanor. No person may take, catch, kill, or possess; possess with intent to sell; sell, offer, or expose for sale; ship by common carrier, convey, or cause to be conveyed; or possess with intent to ship or convey to any point, either within or without this state, any bird, animal, or fish, or any part of any bird, animal, or fish, in violation of any state law or administrative rule. No common carrier or agent of a common carrier may aid or abet any person in shipping any such bird, animal, or fish, nor possess any such bird, animal, or fish with intent to ship or convey to any point either within or without this state contrary to law.
A violation of this section pertaining to any bird, animal, or fish other than a big game animal is a Class 2 misdemeanor for each bird, animal, or fish, or any part of any such bird, animal, or fish taken, caught, killed, sold, offered for sale, exposed for sale, possessed, possessed with intent to sell, shipped by common carrier, or transported to any point within or without this state in violation of law. A violation of this section pertaining to any big game animal is a Class 1 misdemeanor for each big game animal, or any part of any such big game animal, taken, caught, killed, sold, offered for sale, exposed for sale, possessed, possessed with intent to sell, shipped by common carrier, or transported to any point within or without this state in violation of law.
The total imprisonment for violations of this section which occur at the same time may not exceed one year.

Source: SDC 1939, § 25.9901; SL 1977, ch 190, § 602; SL 1986, ch 357; SL 1991, ch 337, § 85; SL 2009, ch 206, § 80.