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Dumb South Dakota Laws

Note: All cited laws are real and currently in effect, and have been verified for authenticity by practicing attorney Nathan Belofsky, Esq., the world's leading authority on strange laws.

  • In the State of South Dakota, sale of eggs with black rot, white rot, green rot or mixed rot is prohibited.
  • In Huron, South Dakota, it’s unlawful to cause static.
  • In South Dakota, hamburger can contain no more than 30 percent fat and 25 percent beef cheeks.
  • In Deadwood, South Dakota, it’s illegal to engage in palmistry, seership, magnetism, or oriental mysteries.
  • In South Dakota, it’s a crime to molest a mink den.
  • In Deadwood, South Dakota, no sign shall flash, move, rotate, blink, flicker, pulse or scintillate.
  • In Sisseton, South Dakota, use of a throwing star is a crime.
  • In South Dakota, a person needs a license to hunt with a raptor.
  • In Deadwood, South Dakota, a business that mixes one alcoholic beverage with another requires a permit.
  • In South Dakota, shooting animals from an airplane is a crime.
  • In Deadwood, South Dakota, casinos cannot hang a sign saying “Casino.”
  • In South Dakota, dogs cannot be used to hunt big game, except for mountain lions.
  • In Deadwood, South Dakota, it’s illegal to shoot a revolver more than ten minutes before the theater opens.
  • In South Dakota, otherwise illegal explosives can be set off in sunflower fields.
  • In South Dakota, it’s illegal to use salt to hunt for big game.
  • In South Dakota, hunters cannot use spotlights, except to hunt raccoons.

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