The Mount Rushmore State’s 430,000 sportsmen contribute over $1.04 billion annually and support 14,780 jobs. Working with 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
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Sportsmen and women have been on the receiving end of increased attention from the non-hunting public, criticizing the traditional “grip and grin” photos on various social media platforms. As a sportsman or sportswoman, what strategies have you utilized to address this negative feedback?Vote Here
- I don’t post “grip and grin” photos for that reason (34.48%)
- My social media is private to avoid unwanted comments (20.69%)
- I engage the individual in the comment section or in direct messages (3.45%)
- I post more “grip and grin” photos to prove a point (3.45%)
- When posting hunting or fishing photos I tell a narrative that focuses on aspects of hunting that the general public widely supports, such as the procurement of meat for family and friends (20.69%)
- I don’t engage those individuals (17.24%)