My name is Austin and I’m here for adventure.

by Austin Kaus on July 10, 2014 · 0 comments

Hi there. I’m Austin Kaus and I’m the new Outdoor Media & Industry Relations guy for the South Dakota Department of Tourism.

That’s a long-winded way of saying I’m here for some adventure.

First, some background: I grew up running around the hills of Wessington Springs fighting imaginary enemies or just looking for nothing. With our family home nestled in the Wessington Hills, it was not uncommon to see wild turkeys or deer strolling across our family’s lawn. It was also not uncommon to see my little brother chasing said turkeys or deer. To the best of my knowledge, he has yet to catch any.

I’ve also fished for bullheads and walked through fields looking for pheasants. I understand how important exploration – whether you’re hunting, hiking, fishing or otherwise – is in South Dakota. I also happen to think it’s very fun. That’s why I’m so excited to see where this position will take me. This lifelong South Dakota resident has so many places to discover, explore and share with you. Here’s hoping you’ll enjoy the trip and become inspired to take your own.

So, I end with these questions: Where do you think I should go? Where are your favorite outdoor spots in South Dakota?

Where should the adventure begin?

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