40-36-27. Killing of predatory animal without hunting license--Falsification of bounty claim--Violation as misdemeanor.

Except as provided by § 40-36-16, it is a Class 2 misdemeanor for any person to hunt, take, or kill predatory animals without possessing a resident small game license or a resident predator/varmint license. It is a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to falsify any bounty claim, or to claim a bounty on any skin for which a bounty has been paid or refused.

Source: SDC 1939, § 25.1002 as enacted by SL 1961, ch 123, § 2; SL 1977, ch 190, § 541; SL 1998, ch 252, § 3; SL 2020, ch 179, § 2.