sd firearms laws ????

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sd firearms laws ????

Postby KDcustomcalls » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:40 am

i know you can have your gun uncased in your car...but what is the law can in be loaded or loaded and not one in the camber or it cant be loaded

thanks for the help
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Re: sd firearms laws ????

Postby rustychev » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:29 pm

As far as I know just nothing in the camber
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Re: sd firearms laws ????

Postby ChipPE » Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:05 pm

You can have one in the chamber. Only law you need to worry about with vehicles is concealed weapons. There are some laws regarding shooting from the road you need to know:

Hunters can take only small game (except doves) and waterfowl within the right-of-way on foot. The
hunter must be within the right-of-way and the game must have taken flight from within or be flying over
the right-of-way.

The person must park or stop their vehicle as far to the right-hand side of the road as possible.
• If the person who discharges a firearm is more than 50 yards from the vehicle, the doors on the side of
the vehicle nearest the roadway must be closed, but the engine may remain running.
• If the person who discharges a firearm is less than 50 yards from the vehicle, all of the doors of the vehicle
must be closed and the engine shall be turned off.
• It is NOT legal to shoot small game and waterfowl that takes flight from a public right-of-way over a Federal
Refuge or Indian Tribal Trust lands. If a State-licensed hunter shoots at a bird across the fence on either
of these lands, the hunter may be subject to arrest by Federal Fish & Wildlife officers.
• Small game and waterfowl taken from the right-of-way but falling onto private property can be retrieved
by unarmed hunters on foot.

See page 42 of SD hunting handbook, available online at the Game and Fish website.
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Re: sd firearms laws ????

Postby Penguine » Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:54 pm

South Dakota is an open carry State. You can strap your pistol to your waist and stroll down mainstreet if you like. Just don't conceal it without a permit.
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