In the book, Noem, who has been discussed as a possible running mate for former President Trump, describes getting angry with "Cricket," a wire-haired pointer about 14 months old, during a hunting trip.

Noem shot the dog after taking it pheasant hunting.

She writes that she took Cricket on the hunt, hoping he would learn from the older dogs, but instead the young dog ruined the hunt by "chasing all these birds and having the time of his life," according to the Guardian.

On the way home, Noem wrote, the dog escaped from his truck and attacked a local family's chickens, "grabbing one chicken at a time, breaking it to death with one bite, then dropping it to attack another."

Noem wrote that when she tried to catch the dog, it quickly turned to bite her. Noem said she wrote the family a check for their chickens and helped them get rid of the carcasses that "littered the crime scene."

"I hated that dog," she wrote, adding that Cricket was untrainable, dangerous and worthless as a hunting dog.

"At that moment I realized I had to put him down," Noem wrote.

She then took Cricket to a gravel pit on her property and shot him, writing that it was "not a pleasant job" but "had to be done."

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Noem wrote that she then also killed a "disgusting and evil" male goat that smelled and liked to chase her children. Because the goat jumped when she first shot it, she needed two shots to "bring it down".

The Guardian wrote that the story was told as an anecdote to show that Noem believes that sometimes difficult tasks must be accomplished and that she is not afraid to do so. According to The Guardian, Noem uses the story to show that she is willing to do anything "difficult, messy and ugly" if it just needs to be done.

Noem also wrote that she realized a construction crew was watching her kill both animals, but the workers went back to their work before a school bus dropped off their children.

When her daughter arrived, Noem writes in the book, she looked around in confusion and asked where Cricket was.

"I guess if I were a better politician I wouldn't tell the story here," Noem wrote.

When The Hill contacted Noem's office to ask about the report, the report pointed to a tweet from her personal account.

In the tweet, Noem confirmed the story and said there would be more politically incorrect stories in her book.

"We love animals but tough decisions like this happen all the time on the farm. Unfortunately we had to let go of 3 horses a few weeks ago that have been in our family for 25 years. If you want more real, honest and politically correct stories that will take the media's breath away, pre-order 'No Going Back'," he wrote