The Mount Rushmore State’s 430,000 sportsmen contribute over $1.04 billion annually and support 14,780 jobs. Working with the CSF in a coordinated effort to protect and promote the sportsmen’s traditions in South Dakota are members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, Governor Kristi Noem, and the South Dakota Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus.
For more information on the elected officials protecting and promoting the sportsmen’s traditions in South Dakota please contact Upper Midwestern States Manager Nick Buggia.
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
South Dakota Members — Your representatives in Congress.
Governor Kristi Noem
Governors Sportsmen's Caucus Member
A network of pro-sportsmen governors who work to advance the sportsmen's agenda
South Dakota Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Caucus Leadership — Your local representatives in state government
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Reports and Data
Your opinion counts
Recently, Virginia has proposed legislation that would make the punishment for poaching, in their state, a 1-5 year prison sentence through HB-449. Poaching undermines the social acceptance of hunters, jobs, recreation, local and state economies, and conservation efforts. How should poachers be punished?Vote Here
- By sentencing them to jail time. (50.00%)
- By giving them a cash fine. (0.00%)
- By banning their hunting and fishing privileges and their ability to buy the necessary licenses. (16.67%)
- By putting them on a probation period. (0.00%)
- There should be some discretion in the penalties depending on the motivations for the poaching incident. (33.33%)