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          500 E. Capitol Ave.

          Pierre, SD


Sessions: 1 Year


Convenes: Jan (2nd Tue) 


Adjourns:

         Odd Years - 40 legislative days
         Even Years - 35 legislative Days


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After Session: 15 days after adj  
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South Dakota Statutes Art IV Sec 4



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                                 AND July 1

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Special Session - 90 days after adj
South Dakota Constitution Art III Sec 22
South Dakota Statutes 2-14-16

SOUTH DAKOTA

MAIN LAW


PERMIT required for all nondomestic felines, canines, bears, weasel family, hyenas, aardwolves, nondomestic even-toed ungulates, tapirs, rhinos, Asian and African elephants, nonhuman primates, and any hybrids.

  • Temporary Permit (possess up to 14 days)
  • Grandfather Permit (animals possessed prior to 12/31/1993)
  • Dealer Auction Permit (broker, buy and sell)
  • Possession Permit (private possession)
  • Zoo Permit (exhibition).



NATIVE SPECIES

Furbearers: All fur-bearing animals raised in captivity for 2 generations or imported are considered domestic fur-bearing animals and are the property of the owner.  Breeding fur-bearing animals is an agricultural pursuit, and possession is prohibited except for one raccoon, jackrabbit, skunk, red or gray fox, or coyote possessed as a pet per household.  They may not be physically altered except descenting a skunk.
(South Dakota Codified Laws 40-35; South Dakota Admin. Rules 41:08:05)

 Native Permits:

  • Noncommercial Captive Game Bird License (possess and breed but not sell)
  • Commercial Captive Game Bird License (breed and sell) (South Dakota Admin Rules 41:09:02)
  • Endangered Species Permits (South Dakota Admin Rules 41:10:02)
  • Falconry Permits (South Dakota Admin. Rules 41:09:06)
  • Scientific Collectors Licenses (South Dakota Codified Laws 41-6-32; South Dakota Admin. Rules 41:09:16)



INVASIVE SPECIES


Raccoon dogs and nondomestic pigs may only be kept under a temporary or zoo permit. 
(South Dakota Admin Rules 12:68:18)



SPECIAL PERMITS


South Dakota does not issue state permits for wildlife rehabilitation.



HEALTH LAWS


There are rules regarding diseased nondomestic animals  (South Dakota Codified Laws 40-13A).



IMPORT


 Import/Exhibit: An Entry Permit is required for importation, and those exhibited at the state fair need a health certificate within 30 days prior to the event (South Dakota Admin Rules 12:02:10:04).
 

STATE AGENCY


Native Species:

        Game, Fish & Parks

        Wildlife Division
        20641 SD Highway 1806

        Fort Pierre, SD 57532              
        (605) 773-3387

Board: Game, Fish and Parks

             Commission


Meets: Monthly 


NEXT MEETING: Jul 11


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PERMITS

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(605) 223-7660


STATE AGENCY


Nondomestic Animals:

         Animal Industry Board
         411 South Fort Street

         Pierre, SD 57501    
         (605) 773-3321  
         

NEXT MEETING Jul 10


Meetings

Proposed Rules


PERMITS

Nondomestic Import and Possession Permit
(605)773-3321 M – F (8 to 5)