South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem spoke with CFACT’s Gabriella Hoffman at the annual Black Hills buffalo roundup.
The interview was part of the District of Conservation podcast, sponsored by CFACT.
Governor Noem has kept South Dakota wide open for business during the Covid-19 pandemic and has not ordered any businesses to close.
“For years, I’ve said I believe South Dakota can be an example to the nation,” Noem said. “And that’s really what these last six months and year have offered us: The opportunity to lead.” The governor also stressed the need for supporters of true conservation and free market environmentalism to become proactive in these issues. “I think that maybe us, as conservatives, just need to talk about it [conservation] more ‘cause we’re doing it every day; we just don’t tell our story very well,” the avid hunter explained.
Governor Noem never misses a chance to promote South Dakota as a destination for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. She recently posted a video clip to Twitter in which she said, “this is how we do soclal distancing in our state.” She then turns, shoots, expertly drops a pheasant and says, “less covid, more hunting.”
South Dakota is expert at managing its vast natural areas to make them accessible for business, while keeping nature and wildlife thriving at the same time.
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