South Dakota Concealed Carry Reciprocity Map & Gun Laws

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903k

STATE POPULATION

50

STATES HONORED

18

MINIMUM AGE TO CC

38

RECIPROCATING STATES

1

ATTORNEYS IN USCCA NETWORK

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71k

PERMITS ISSUED

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Summary of South Dakota Gun Laws

South Dakota is currently a shall-issue, permitless carry state. Permits are processed at the county level by the sheriff’s office. No permits, firearms registration or background checks are required to buy a handgun from a private individual.

Open carry is legal in South Dakota without a permit. The minimum age is 18 years old. Based upon an unofficial 2004 Attorney General Opinion, without a permit, handguns in a vehicle must be in plain sight. Some areas are off-limits, including elementary and secondary schools and school buses.

South Dakota is now a permitless carry state, so anyone at least 18 years old who can legally possess a firearm, may concealed carry a firearm without a concealed carry permit. For reciprocity purposes, the state issues Concealed Pistol Permits (CPP) to residents as well as members of the military and their spouses stationed in South Dakota. There are three permits available: Regular, Gold Card and Enhanced. The regular permit allows holders to carry concealed and is recognized in a number of other states. The gold card permit, in addition to the benefits of a regular permit, proves passage of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) when purchasing a firearm, resulting in no required waiting period. The enhanced permit requires a firearms training course, provides the purchase background check exemption and is recognized in seven more states than the regular license. In terms of reciprocity, South Dakota recognizes permits issued by all States. 

Defense of dwelling or residence–Force–Deadly force

A person who is in a dwelling, residence or occupied vehicle in which the person has a right to be, has no duty to retreat, has the right to stand his or her ground, and has the right to use:

  • Force if the person reasonably believes that using force is necessary to defend himself, herself, or another against the imminent use of unlawful force; and
  • Deadly force, if the person reasonably believes that using deadly force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself, herself, or another, or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony.

A person is presumed to have held a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm, to himself, herself, or another, when using or threatening to use defensive force that is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm if the person against whom the defensive force was used, had unlawfully entered  or was in the process of unlawfully entering a dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle.

Deadly force–Defense of person

A person is justified in using deadly force if the person reasonably believes that using  deadly force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself, herself, or another, or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony. There is no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground.

Immunity

A person who uses or threatens to use force, as permitted in this statute, is justified and is immune from criminal prosecution and from civil liability for the use or threatened use of such force brought by the person against whom force was used or threatened.

[S.D. Codified Laws § 22-18-4]

Force–Defense of property other than a dwelling

A person is justified in using force, other than deadly force, against another if and to the extent the person reasonably believes that using force is necessary to prevent or terminate another’s trespass on, or criminal interference with real property other than a dwelling. There is no duty to retreat.

Deadly force–Defense of property other than a dwelling

A person is justified in using deadly force only if the person reasonably believes that the use of deadly force is necessary to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony. There is no duty to retreat and the person has the right to stand his or her ground, if the person is in a place where the person has a right to be.

Self-Defense

South Dakota is a Castle Doctrine state and has a “stand your ground” law. There is no duty to retreat as long as the force used is justified, and the law applies as long as the person is in a place where he or she has the right to be.

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South Dakota Gun Laws at a Glance

Carry Basics
Permitless Carry?
Does South Dakota allow permitless carry?

Yes, as of July 1, 2019.

Open Carry Permitted?
Is open carry permitted in South Dakota?

Yes, without a permit. Any person who is at least 18 years old and legally entitled to possess a firearm can open carry.

Gun Permit Licensure?
If South Dakota requires a permit to carry a concealed firearm, how are those permits issued?

South Dakota is a shall-issue state.

Minimum Age for Concealed Carry?
What is the minimum age in South Dakota to get a concealed carry permit?

The minimum age to concealed carry in South Dakota is 18.

Weapons Other Than Handguns Allowed?
Can you concealed carry weapons other than handguns in South Dakota with a concealed carry permit (or under permitless carry if applicable)?

No. The concealed carry permit in South Dakota does not allow you to carry weapons other than handguns.

Tasers or Stun Guns?
Is it legal to own a taser or stun gun in South Dakota?

Yes. Stun guns and Tasers are legal to purchase and possess without a permit.

Chemical Spray/Pepper Spray?
Is it legal to buy or use chemical spray/pepper spray in South Dakota?

Yes. There is no statute prohibiting the purchase or use of pepper spray in South Dakota.

MAGAZINE LIMITS FOR HANDGUNS?
Does South Dakota have magazine capacity restrictions for handguns?

No. There are no magazine capacity restrictions in South Dakota.

AMMUNITION RESTRICTIONS?
Does South Dakota have ammunition restrictions?

No. South Dakota does not have ammunition restrictions.

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Carry Locations
CARRY AT ROADSIDE REST AREAS?
Can you carry a concealed firearm at roadside rest areas in South Dakota?

Yes. Concealed carry is allowed at roadside rest areas in South Dakota.

CARRY IN BARS/RESTAURANTS THAT SERVE ALCOHOL?
Can you carry a concealed firearm in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol in South Dakota?

You can concealed carry in the restaurant area of an eatery that serves alcohol, unless posted. However, concealed carry is not allowed in bars or the bar areas of restaurants.

[S.D. Codified Laws § 23-7-70]

CARRY/POSSESS AT A HOTEL?
Can you carry or possess a firearm on hotel property in South Dakota?

South Dakota statutes don't specifically address firearms at hotels. Please note that each hotel develops their own policies and the individual hotel should be contacted to inquire about it's concealed carry policy. See the Handguns at Hotels page for additional information.

STORE IN A VEHICLE IN AN EMPLOYEE PARKING LOT?
Does South Dakota have laws relating to storing firearms in private vehicles in an employee parking lot?

Not addressed in South Dakota state law.

CARRY IN VEHICLE?
Can you carry a concealed handgun in a vehicle in South Dakota?

Yes, anyone at least 18 years old who can legally possess a firearm, can carry a handgun in a vehicle without a permit. 

[S.D. Codified Laws §§ 23-7-7.423-7-7]

CARRY IN STATE/NATIONAL PARKS, STATE/NATIONAL FORESTS AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS (WMAS)?
Can you carry a concealed firearm in state/national parks, state/national forests and Wildlife Management Areas in South Dakota?

Yes. Concealed carry is allowed in state/national parks, state/national forests and Wildlife Management Areas in South Dakota. See the National Parks webpage for links to each Park in South Dakota.

[S.D. Codified Laws § 1-26-6.10

Key State Laws
Duty to Inform Officer You're Carrying?
Do you have a duty to inform a police officer that you're carrying a concealed firearm in South Dakota?

No. There is no duty to inform a law enforcement officer that you're carrying a concealed firearm in South Dakota.

[S.D. Codified Laws § 22-14-9.1]

DRIVER'S LICENSE LINKED TO Carry Permit?
Is my South Dakota driver’s license linked to my South Dakota carry permit?

No. Your South Dakota driver’s license is not linked to your South Dakota concealed pistol permit. Therefore, a law enforcement officer (LEO) will not be notified that you are a concealed carry permit holder immediately when they run your driver’s license. However, LEOs may have access to other databases where they can obtain this information.

"No Weapons Allowed" Signs Enforced?
Are "No Weapons Allowed" signs enforced in South Dakota? If yes, violating the sign would be considered to be a crime. If no, violating the sign would not be considered a criminal offense.

No. "No Weapons Allowed" signs are not enforced in South Dakota.

Red Flag Law?
Does South Dakota have a red flag law?

No. South Dakota does not have a red flag law.

Brandishing?
Does South Dakota state law define brandishing?

No definition of brandishing was found in South Dakota law.However, any person who intentionally causes serious public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm to any other person, or creates a risk thereof by is guilty of disorderly conduct.

[S.D. Codified Laws § 22-18-35]

Carry While Using Alcohol or Drugs?
Does South Dakota have laws regarding carrying a concealed firearm while using alcohol or drugs?

Not addressed in state statutes.

As a responsibly armed American, regardless of the laws in your state, it is unwise to carry while under the influence of any substance that could impair your judgement, slow your reaction times or impact your decision-making abilities. Any decision you make while carrying a firearm could have life-altering consequences.

NON-RESIDENT PERMITTING?
Does South Dakota issue concealed carry permits to non-residents?

Yes, for members of the military and their spouses stationed in South Dakota.

PUBLIC ACCESS TO CONCEALED CARRY REGISTRY?
Does South Dakota allow the public to access concealed carry registry information through public records law?

No. South Dakota does not allow the public to access concealed carry registry information.

Preemption?
Does South Dakota have preemption laws related to concealed carry (i.e. Does state law supersede local laws regarding the possession of handguns)?

Yes, the state has preemption of firearms laws in South Dakota. If a county, township or municipality attempts to pass or enforce an ordinance in violation of state preemption law, the attorney general will bring an action in the name of the state for injunctive relief against the municipality. In addition, a court shall grant any person charged with a violation of an ordinance prohibited under this section reasonable costs, expenses and attorney's fees.

[S.D. Codified Laws § 7-18A-36][S.D. Codified Laws § 8-5-13][S.D. Codified Laws § 9-19-20]

Handgun Purchase & Possession
PURCHASE PERMITS?
Is a permit required to purchase a handgun in South Dakota?

No. A permit is not required to purchase a handgun in South Dakota.

BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR PRIVATE GUN SALES?
Are background checks required for private gun sales in South Dakota?

No. Private firearms transfers are not subject to a background check requirement, although federal and state purchaser prohibitions, including age restrictions, still apply. It is recommended that you retain any sales receipts to prove ownership of the gun.

SOUTH DAKOTA PERMIT EXEMPTS FROM BACKGROUND CHECK?
Does my current South Dakota concealed carry permit exempt me from needing a background check when I purchase a firearm?

Yes, for SD Regular Concealed Pistol Permits issued on or after July 1, 2018, as well as Gold Card and Enhanced Permits issued on or after January 1, 2017.

WAITING PERIOD?
Is there a waiting period after purchasing a handgun in South Dakota?

No. There is not a waiting period after purchasing a handgun in South Dakota.

HANDGUN REGISTRATION?
Do handguns need to be registered in South Dakota?

No. Handguns do not need to be registered in South Dakota.

MINIMUM AGE TO POSSESS AND TRANSPORT?
What is the minimum age to possess and transport a handgun in South Dakota?

The minimum age to possess and transport a handgun in South Dakota is 18.

[S.D. Codified Laws § 23-7-46]

POSSESS A HANDGUN ON MY PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHOUT A PERMIT?
Can I possess/carry a handgun in my home without a permit?

Yes. Permitless carry is allowed for anyone legally entitled to carry a firearm in South Dakota. 

[S.D. Codified Laws § 23-7-7]

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STATE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION

The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the state shall not be denied." ARTICLE VI, § 24

South Dakota Concealed Carry Reciprocity With Other States

Which states' permits does South Dakota honor?

Alabama (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Alaska (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Arizona (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Arkansas (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

California (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Colorado (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Connecticut (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Delaware (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

District of Columbia (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Florida (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Georgia (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Hawaii (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Idaho (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Illinois (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Indiana (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Iowa (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Kansas (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Kentucky (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Louisiana (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Maine (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Maryland (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Massachusetts (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Michigan (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Minnesota (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Mississippi (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Missouri (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Montana (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Nebraska (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Nevada (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

New Hampshire (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

New Jersey (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

New Mexico (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

New York (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

New York City (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

North Carolina (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

North Dakota (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Ohio (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Oklahoma (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Oregon (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Pennsylvania (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Puerto Rico (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Rhode Island (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

South Carolina (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Tennessee (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Texas (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Utah (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Vermont (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Virginia (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Washington (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

West Virginia (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Wisconsin (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Wyoming (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Since South Dakota has permitless carry, any person who is at least 18 years old who can legally possess a firearm may conceal carry a firearm without a permit. 


Other States' Reciprocity With South Dakota

Which states honor permits from South Dakota?

Alabama (permitless carry, at least 19 years old)

Arkansas (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Idaho (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Indiana (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Montana (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

New Hampshire (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

North Carolina

North Dakota (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Vermont (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Note: Firearms must be carried in accordance with the laws of the state you are visiting. Be sure to check the laws of the other state before traveling there with your firearms.


States That Have Restricted Reciprocity with South Dakota

South Dakota offers resident and non-resident (members of the military and their spouses stationed in South Dakota) permits. If indicated with “Resident only” below, that state only honors South Dakota resident permits (and not those issued to non-residents).

Alaska (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Arizona (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Colorado (at least 21 years old and resident permits only)

Delaware (Enhanced permits only)

Florida (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Georgia (Permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Iowa (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Kansas (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Kentucky (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Louisiana (at least 21 years old)

Maine (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Michigan (at least 21 years old and resident permits only)

Minnesota (Enhanced permits only and at least 21 years old)

Mississippi (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Missouri (permitless carry, at least 19 years old, 18 for military)

Nebraska (Permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Nevada (Enhanced permits only)

Ohio (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Oklahoma (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Pennsylvania (at least 21 years old and resident permits only)

South Carolina (Enhanced resident permits only and at least 21 years old)

Tennessee (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Texas (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Utah (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Virginia (at least 21 years old)

Washington (Enhanced permits only)

West Virginia (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Wisconsin (Only Enhanced and Gold permits and at least 21 years old)

Wyoming (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)


Permitless Carry States

Alabama (permitless carry, at least 19 years old)

Alaska (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Arizona (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Arkansas (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Florida (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Georgia (Permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Idaho (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Indiana (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Iowa (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Kansas (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Kentucky (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Maine (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Mississippi (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Missouri (permitless carry, at least 19 years old, 18 for military)

Montana (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Nebraska (Permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

New Hampshire (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

North Dakota (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Ohio (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Oklahoma (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Tennessee (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Texas (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Utah (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Vermont (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

West Virginia (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Wyoming (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

*PC-18 = permitless carry if at least 18 years old

*PC-21 = permitless carry if at least 21 years old

Permitless carry includes constitutional carry states as well as states where an individual must meet certain qualifications, e.g., no DUIs in the last 10 years, in order to legally carry (Tennessee). Each state determines the requirements and any limitations on the carry of firearms. Check each state’s page for more information and any restrictions that may apply.


South Dakota Concealed Carry License Information

Lost/Stolen Permits:

Write a letter to the office of the secretary of state with name, DOB, address and $2 (cash, check or money order). Send to:

Secretary of StateAttn: Permits 500 E. Capitol Ave.Pierre, SD 57501

Residency Changes:

Moving to South Dakota and interested in applying for a resident permit? How soon can you apply?South Dakota issues permits to residents and active-duty military personnel and their spouses stationed in South Dakota only. You can apply for your permit with the sheriff of your county once you have been a resident of the county for at least 30 days prior, are active duty military stationed in the state or the spouse of active duty military.

Moving from South Dakota and have a South Dakota resident permit? Does that permit transfer to your new state? Is there a grace period during which your South Dakota permit remains valid?If a person with a South Dakota concealed pistol permit establishes residency in another state, the pistol permit expires upon the establishment of residence in the other state.

Name/Address Changes:

Write a letter to the office of the secretary of state with name, DOB, old address, new address, (or former name, new name) permit number and $2 (cash, check or money order). Send to:

Secretary of StateAttn: Permits 500 E. Capitol Ave.Pierre, SD 57501

Fees:

On March 18, 2022, Gov. Noem signed SB 212 into law, which removes concealed carry permit fees. 

Requirements:

An applicant must:

  • Be at least 18 years old for a regular permit; 21 for enhanced or gold permits;
  • Have been a resident of the county where the application is submitted for at least 30 days prior, or is active duty military stationed in SD or the spouse of active duty military;
  • Be a citizen of the United States or legal resident alien;
  • Not have pleaded guilty to, nolo contendere to or been convicted of a felony or a violent crime;
  • Not habitually exist in an intoxicated or drugged condition;
  • Have no history of violence;
  • Not have been found in the previous 10 years to be a "danger to others" or a "danger to self," or is not currently adjudged mentally incompetent;
  • Have had no violations of firearms control, unlawful use of weapons or controlled substances or marijuana, constituting a felony or misdemeanor in the preceding 5 years;
  • Not be a fugitive from justice; and
  • Meet federal law requirements.

*Consult with an attorney if you have any questions about your eligibility. If you don’t have an attorney, you can find one by contacting the State Bar of South Dakota.

Valid For:

5 years

Processing Time:

Regular - 5 days for a temporary permit. Because of the fingerprint background investigation for the enhanced and gold permits, the issuance of these temporary permits may take longer. Official permits are issued in 30 days.

Application:
Regular/Gold/Enhanced Concealed Pistol Permits

Three types of permits are available:

  • Regular – requires a clean SD criminal record for 5 years;
  • Gold Card – requires fingerprinting and a federal background check; recognized for concealed carry within South Dakota and 32 other states; satisfies the purchase exemption from the Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act; and
  • Enhanced – requires fingerprinting, a federal background check and a firearms safety course; recognized in 37 other states; satisfies the purchase exemption from the Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act. Carry is allowed in county courthouses and the State Capitol building following 24-hour prior notification to the superintendent of the Highway Patrol.

A Guide To Understanding Concealed CarryPistol Permits

Non-Resident Concealed Carry Permits:

Permits granted to members of the military and their spouses stationed in South Dakota. The process is the same as for residents.


South Dakota Concealed Carry Permit Application Process

How to Apply for a South Dakota Concealed Carry Permit


Firearms Training Requirements in South Dakota

Training is required in order to obtain an Enhanced Permit. A qualifying handgun course must include instruction in each of the following:

  • South Dakota law relating to firearms and the use of force;
  • The basic concepts of the safe and responsible use of handguns;
  • Self-defense principles; and
  • Live-fire training including the firing of at least 98 rounds of ammunition by the student.

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South Dakota Concealed Carry Permit Renewal Process

How to Renew a South Dakota Concealed Carry Permit


Law Enforcement Officers (LEO)/Retired LEOs

Per South Dakota Admin Rule § 2:01:06:17.01, RLEOs must qualify with the officer’s duty handgun every calendar year by completing a certified shooting course that is administered by a firearms instructor who has been approved by the Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission or the executive secretary. A law enforcement officer may not qualify or requalify on a noncertified course. Applicants must obtain a passing score of at least 75 percent.


South Dakota Location Restrictions

WHERE CAN I CARRY A CONCEALED FIREARM IN SOUTH DAKOTA?
  • Carry in bars/restaurants that serve alcohol? You can concealed carry in the restaurant area of an eatery that serves alcohol, unless posted. However, concealed carry is not allowed in bars or the bar areas of restaurants.
  • Carry in my vehicle without a permit/license? Yes.
  • Carry in my place of business? Yes. A permit is not required to carry a handgun, whether concealed or openly, in a person's home, land they own or rent, or place of business.
  • Carry in roadside rest areas? Yes.
  • Carry in state/national parks, state/national forests, and WMAs? Yes. 
  • Carry in places of worship? There is no state statute prohibiting concealed carry in places of worship. However, since places of worship are private property, they may post signs prohibiting firearms.
  • Carry in the State Capitol building? As of July 1, 2019 enhanced CPP holders will be able to, following  24-hour prior notification to the superintendent of the Highway Patrol.
WHERE CAN'T I CARRY A CONCEALED FIREARM IN SOUTH DAKOTA?
Places off-limits even with a permit/license
  • A public elementary or secondary school premises, including school vehicles or buildings [S.D. Codified Laws §§13-32-7 and 22-14-22];
  • A county courthouse, state capitol [S.D. Codified Laws §§ 22-14-23 and 22-14-24], although enhanced permit holders can carry in these locations following 24-hour prior notification to the superintendent of the Highway Patrol;
  • An establishment licensed to serve alcoholic beverages on the premises if the establishment derives more than 50% of its sales from alcoholic beverages [S.D. Codified Laws § 23-7-8.1];
  • A game preserve or refuge; and
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal law or state law or regulation.

FAQ: South Dakota Concealed Carry Questions

WEAR A COVID MASK & CARRY?
I can legally carry a concealed firearm in South Dakota, but can I wear a COVID 19 protective mask while carrying concealed?

There is no known statute in South Dakota making it illegal to wear a COVID mask while carrying concealed.

CARRY WHILE GUN HUNTING?
Can you concealed carry while shotgun/rifle hunting in South Dakota?

Yes.

CARRY WHILE BOW HUNTING?
Can you concealed carry while bow hunting in South Dakota?

Yes. No firearm restrictions in place for any hunting season prohibit a licensee or person possessing a valid concealed pistol permit from carrying a pistolwhile hunting.

[SD Game, Fish and Parks 2018 Big Game Regulations]

HUNTER HARASSMENT LAW?
Is there a Hunter Harassment Law in South Dakota?

Yes. No person may intentionally interfere with any person or group of persons lawfully engaged in the process of taking or attempting to take any game or fish. 

[S.D. Cod. Laws § 41-1-8]

WHAT ARE THE KNIFE LAWS IN SOUTH DAKOTA?

All types of knives are legal in South Dakota and they may be carried openly or concealed, except that they may not be carried concealed by someone with intent to commit a felony. The possession of a "dangerous weapon," which can include a knife, on school grounds, county courthouses and the state capitol is prohibited. Municipalities may have additional restrictions.

[S.D. Codified Laws §§ 22-1-2, 22-14-8, 22-14-23 and 13-32-7]


South Dakota Gun Laws Updates

2022-03-18
Added SB 212
2021-05-19
Added info on driver's license link to permit in At A Glance table
2021-03-26
Updated info on gold card renewal timeframe in Permit Renewal section
2021-03-26
Updated info regarding permit fees in Permit Info section
2021-03-22
Updated info on SD permits exempting from background checks in At A Glance table
2021-02-26
Updated info on enhanced carry renewal in Permit Renewal section

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Permit numbers were obtained from the Crime Prevention Resource Center’s publication entitled, “Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States.” Numbers include resident and non-resident permits for those states that issue both.

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