Barry AKA "Packing Weight in SD".
I have been dealing with SD licensing division since 1994 and thus the rantings.
It is a fact that myself and others have been treated like rented mules by certain agents of the SD Sheriff's. I also think I was singled out because of my history of having red hair. It is sparse and grey now due to the stress of dealing with this govt agency.
You are correct that there are staff at the SD lic div that take their jobs very seriously and are polite, courteous and helpful to the public.
In 2005 SD lic div staff Jerry Quinlin spelled out to me the "down low" on how things work . It took me 10 months while others got permits in 2 months. I give him praise and thanks and hope that he is enjoying his retirement. I am have since been egregiously denied LTC civil rights by Lic manager and Sheriff Gore.
God speed to you Barry