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.
South Dakota State Caucus Fact Sheet
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, two Montana state representatives have proposed more aggressive legislation addressing the state's gray wolf population. These bills range from the addition of a wolf tag into big game combination tags, to year-round sanctioned harvest without a license, use of snare traps, and private reimbursement of wolf harvest. Currently, the wolf population in Montana sits at 850 wolves, which is 700 over the state’s minimum recovery goal of 150 wolves. Which of the below options for wolf management do you support? (Select all that apply)Vote Here
- Regulated hunting under the management of the state fish and wildlife agency during a specific season (24.75%)
- Year-round hunting of wolves without a license (14.85%)
- The use of snares (trapping) without hunting allowances (1.98%)
- A combination of hunting and trapping during specific seasons regulated by the fish and wildlife agency (33.66%)
- The establishment of a bounty program to incentivize harvest during specific seasons (2.97%)
- Other (1.98%)
- I do not support the take of wolves (19.80%)