41-15-18. Unlawfully possessed bird, animal, fish, skin, or container as contraband--Seizure by officer.

Any bird, animal, fish, or the skin of any fur-bearing animal, or any part of any such bird, animal, fish, or skin, caught, killed, shipped, possessed, or controlled, contrary to any of the provisions of this title or any rules of the Game, Fish and Parks Commission, and any compartment, chest, box, locker, crate, basket, package, or other similar receptacle or similar contrivance in which any such bird, animal, fish, or skin is kept, or concealed, unless otherwise expressly excepted by law, are deemed contraband. Any conservation officer or law enforcement officer shall seize and take possession of the contraband pending action by a court of competent jurisdiction.

Source: SDC 1939, § 25.0422; SL 1963, ch 135, § 2; SL 1967, ch 85, § 8; SL 1969, ch 100; SL 2009, ch 206, § 91; SL 2021, ch 188, § 4.