State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2007
HOUSE BILL NO. 1305
Introduced by: Representatives Buckingham, Boomgarden, Brunner, Carson, Davis, Dykstra, Elliott, Hackl, Hanks, Hargens, Haverly, Kirkeby, Koistinen, Nelson, Olson (Betty), Pederson (Gordon), Peters, Putnam, Rave, Steele, Weems, and Wick and Senators Napoli, Abdallah, Albers, Duenwald, Hansen (Tom), Peterson (Jim), and Schmidt (Dennis)
guardian or by a person who is at least twenty-one years of age and has been designated in
writing by the parent or guardian to accompany the youth while hunting. No person may
accompany a youth hunter pursuant to this section unless the person is licensed to hunt in South
Dakota; however, the person accompanying the youth hunter need not be licensed to hunt the
same species being hunted by the youth.
verbal contact with the youth hunter.
Section 3. That § 41-6-12 be amended to read as follows:
41-6-12. Any person who is a resident of this state, as defined by this title, qualifies as resident for securing any resident hunting or fishing license. All other persons shall secure the applicable nonresident hunting and fishing licenses. No person
under the age of
who is less than
may be granted any hunting license
other than a big game license
any person who is eleven years of age and who will become twelve years of age during the
period September first through December thirty-first, inclusive, may be granted any hunting
license and be allowed to hunt beginning September first.
No person who is less than ten years
of age may be granted any big game or wild turkey hunting license.
Section 4. That § 41-6-13 be amended to read as follows:
41-6-13. A resident hunting license may be issued only to a resident sixteen years of age or older. However, the parent or guardian of a resident who is at least twelve but less than sixteen years of age and meets the age requirements of § 41-6-12 may apply for
any small game
the resident. The parent or guardian of a resident who is at least ten but
less than sixteen years of age and meets the requirements of
41-6-12 may apply for any big
game license for the resident
. If a license is granted on the application, the license authorizes
hunting by the person only if accompanied by a parent, guardian, or
responsible adult and
who is at least twenty-one years of age and is licensed to hunt in South Dakota. The license
valid for the license year as provided by the applicable license and rules promulgated by the
Game, Fish and Parks Commission pursuant to chapter 1-26. The requirement to be
accompanied by an adult no longer applies when the licensee attains sixteen years of age. A
violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Section 5. That § 41-6-14 be amended to read as follows: