40-36-15. Bounties payable for coyotes--Restrictions on payments--Fraud--Penalty.

The following bounties may be paid from the state animal damage control fund to any resident of this state who possesses a resident small game license or a resident predator/varmint license and who kills, within the boundaries of this state, including parks and monuments, the following animals:

(1)    For each adult coyote, five dollars;

(2)    For each coyote pup, five dollars.

The Game, Fish and Parks Commission may not approve any bounty claim except during the months of April, May, and June. No bounty payments may be made under this section unless the commission determines that the average price of raw furs in the round for the preceding winter is below five dollars per animal.

Any person who exhibits to a county auditor the skin of an animal which was killed outside of the boundaries of that county, or who patches any skin or part of skin, for the purpose of defrauding the State of South Dakota, in any manner, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Source: SDC 1939, § 25.1001; SL 1941, ch 122; SL 1945, ch 36, § 10; SL 1947, ch 115; SL 1951, ch 126; SL 1961, ch 123, § 1; SL 1963, ch 141, § 1; SL 1967, ch 90; SL 1972, ch 220; SL 1978, ch 288, § 1; SL 1983, ch 292, § 16; SL 1991, ch 186, § 30; SL 1998, ch 252, § 1; SL 2020, ch 179, § 1.