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Hunters who trespass while seeking their prey may face stiffer penalties if the Legislature approves a compromise this week. (Republic file photo)

SD senators could increase hunting-trespass penalty

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PIERRE -- Hunters found guilty of trespassing would lose their privileges for two years and the crime would be more specifically defined, under a legislative compromise reached between sportsmen and landowner groups.

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The current penalty is one year. State senators are scheduled to consider the changes Tuesday.

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