Pheasant fines, Duck hunting weekend photos

This weekend is pheasant opener in South Dakota.

Here’s a list of fine’s you could receive if you break the law while hunting. Also, at the bottom are a few photos from my four-day weekend duck hunts.

Major fines given out during pheasant season:

(All fines are listed with costs that would be included in court fees.)

Shooting a hen (Possibly written two ways)

-Hunting game during a closed season: $220, 1-year loss of hunting privileges

-Protected species: $120

Shooting over the limit

-1-3 birds over: $116/bird

-4-6 birds over: $141/bird, 1-year loss of hunting privileges

-7-plus birds over: Mandatory court appearance

Trespass

-Unknowingly (Mistakenly crosses into private land, which is not posted): $145

-Knowingly (Purposely hunts land without permission or posted land): $270

Illegal road hunting (Three classifications)

-Wrongful road right of way hunting: $95

-Hunting within 660 feet of livestock or a building, which is posted: Mandatory court appearance

-Hunting within 660 feet of livestock or a building, which is not posted: $145

Hunting without a license

-Not having proper licensing to hunt small game: $270, 1-year loss of hunting privileges

Littering

-Disposing of bird remains on public hunting grounds or private land without permission: $270

Shooting before/after hours

-Less than 15 minutes: $95

-15-30 minutes: $120

-More than 30 minutes: $170, 1-year loss of hunting privileges

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