41-6-44. Resident wholesale bait dealer license--Privileges granted--Rules--Violation as misdemeanor. Except as authorized by this section, it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a resident to sell to any retail, wholesale, or export bait dealer or to possess or transport bait or other wild animals commonly used as fish bait or biological specimens or to transport or sell bait and specimens to retail outlets, public fish hatcheries, aquariums, or biological supply companies without a resident wholesale bait dealer's license or in violation of the conditions of the license or the rules of the Game, Fish and Parks Commission.
The Department of Game, Fish and Parks may issue any resident a resident wholesale bait dealer license. The license permits the licensee to raise, trap, seine, buy, sell to any retail, wholesale, or export bait dealer licensed under the provisions of this chapter, possess, and transport bait and other wild animals commonly used as fish bait or biological specimens within the state, and to transport and sell bait and specimens to retail outlets, public fish hatcheries, aquariums, and biological supply companies for forage or study purposes in any adjoining state. The licensee shall comply with the rules adopted pursuant to § 41-2-18 by the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to protect and perpetuate the bait and biological specimen animal resources of the state. A resident wholesale bait dealer's license is not required for residents under sixteen years of age.
Source: SDC 1939, § 25.0302 as added by SL 1961, ch 116, § 3; SL 1979, ch 278, § 18; SL 1984, ch 29, § 5L; SL 1984, ch 273, § 62; SL 1985, ch 324, § 2; SL 1988, ch 334, § 2; SL 1991, ch 337, § 33; SL 1992, ch 293, § 5; SL 2005, ch 222, § 1.
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