SDLRC - 2020 House Bill 1059 - SD Legislature revise certain provisions regarding hunting with drones.
An Act to revise certain provisions regarding
hunting with drones.
by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
That § 41-8-39 be AMENDED:
Use of aircraft in hunting prohibited--Exception--Violation as
It is a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to:
(1) Kill or attempt to kill any wild bird or animal from an aircraft,
except as otherwise provided for in § 41-8-39.1;
(2) Use an aircraft for the purpose of hunting, taking,
concentrating, driving, rallying, stirring up, locating, or spotting
any wild bird or animal, except that the prohibition in this
subdivision does not apply to a person who uses a drone for the
purpose of locating or spotting a predator or varmint,
(a) The activity occurs only on or over land that is privately owned;
(b) The person operating the drone is the landowner or has permission
from the landowner or a lessee;
(c) The activity does not occur during the months of September,
October, or November; and
(d) The operation of the drone is in full compliance with all
applicable Federal Aviation Administration regulations.
That § 50-15-2 be AMENDED:
Operation of drone--Compliance with federal law--Exemption.
Any operation of a drone in the state shall comply with all
federal aviation administration requirements
Federal Aviation Administration regulations. Any drone operating
under the authority of the Armed Forces of the United States,
including the National Guard, is exempt from this chapter.
Catchlines are not law.
(§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores
indicate new language.
indicate deleted language.