41-6-19.8 Resident antlerless deer licenses restricted to farm or ranch lands owned or leased by lic...
Resident antlerless deer licenses restricted to farm or ranch lands owned or leased
by license holder.
In addition to any deer license authorized pursuant to § 41-6-19.3 or any other
provision of law, in areas designated by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks, any farmer or
rancher who is a resident of South Dakota and who owns and operates or leases and operates, for
agricultural purposes, at least one hundred sixty acres of land may apply for and receive two
antlerless deer licenses free of charge for use as provided in this section during the west river prairie
deer season, east river deer season, or other deer season set by the commission pursuant to § 41-2-18.
The five-dollar surcharge established pursuant to § 41-2-34.2 does not apply to the licenses provided
for in this section. The licenses may only be used in areas designated by the department on lands
owned or leased by the farmer or rancher within any unit for the specified hunting season. Not more
than two such licenses may be issued for use on any single farm or ranch. Upon receipt of an
application prescribed by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks that meets the requirements of
this section, the department shall issue two antlerless deer licenses that restrict the holder to the
taking of the big game animals as designated on the license only from the farm or ranch lands owned
or leased by the farmer or rancher. The license does not authorize the holder of the license to take
any big game animal from land owned or leased by other persons.
Source: SL 2010, ch 209, § 1.