41-6-19.3. Resident landowner--Limited deer or antelope license--Promulgation of rules.

If a resident owns or leases, for agricultural purposes, the minimum acreage necessary to qualify for landowner preference, in accordance with rules promulgated by the Game, Fish and Parks Commission, if the resident actually resides on the land or is an owner-operator of the land, and if the resident has not, pursuant to § 41-6-19, received a big game license that permits the harvest of a buck during the west river prairie deer season, east river deer season, Black Hills deer season, or firearm antelope season set by the commission in accordance with § 41-2-18, the resident may obtain one any-deer license, one any-antelope license, one license that has one any-deer tag and one any-antlerless deer tag, or one any-antelope and one doe/kid antelope tag. The license entitles the resident to hunt on land owned or leased by the resident within any unit, for the specified hunting season.

If a member of the resident's immediate family is qualified to obtain a license under this section and if the member has not, pursuant to § 41-6-19, received a big game license that permits the harvest of a buck during the west river prairie deer season, east river deer season, Black Hills deer season, or firearm antelope season set by the commission in accordance with § 41-2-18, the member may obtain one any-deer license, one any-antelope license, one license that has one any-deer tag and one any-antlerless deer tag, or one any-antelope and one doe/kid antelope tag. The license entitles the member to hunt on land owned or leased by the resident within any unit, for the specified hunting season.

Upon receipt of the application prescribed by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks, and payment of the applicable fee, the department shall issue a limited license that restricts the holder to the taking of the big game animals, as designated on the license, from land owned or leased by the resident.

The commission shall promulgate rules, in accordance with chapter 1-26, to establish fees for licenses issued under this section.

For purposes of this section, an immediate family member means the resident's spouse or a child who resides with the resident.

Source: SL 1981, ch 297, § 1; SL 1988, ch 333; SL 1991, ch 339; SL 1995, ch 236; SL 1998, ch 256, § 1; SL 1999, ch 212, § 1; SL 2006, ch 216, § 1; SL 2018, ch 251, § 1; SL 2020, ch 183, § 1.