About NDA

NDA’s Initiative

The mission of the National Deer Alliance (NDA) is to serve as the guardian of wild deer conservation (white-tailed deer, mule deer, black-tailed deer, coues deer, and Key deer), and our hunting heritage. Formally incorporated in May 2015, the NDA is driven to assemble and unite a diverse group of stakeholders that includes hunters, managers, and the hunting industry to help create positive outcomes for deer and deer hunting.

NDA's Priorities

  • Wild deer conservation
  • Diseases
  • Hunter access
  • Marketing, communications, and growth
  • Predators and competitors
  • State and federal land management

NDA Leaders

The NDA strong board of directors is made up of individuals representing all aspects of the deer hunting and outdoors landscape representing organizations and groups, such as the Mule Deer Foundation, Quality Deer Management Association, Whitetails Unlimited, Archery Trade Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Wildlife Management Institute, Vista Outdoor, and Bass Pro Shops.

Board of Directors

  • Nick Pinizzotto, President and CEO – National Deer Alliance
  • Jay McAninch (Chairman), President and CEO – Archery Trade Association
  • Brian Murphy (Vice Chairman), CEO – Quality Deer Management Association
  • Ryan Bronson, Director of Conservation and Public Policy – Vista Outdoor
  • Sam Burgeson, President - Wildlife Research Center
  • Chris Dolnack, Senior V.P. and Chief Marketing Officer –National Shooting Sports Foundation
  • David Guynn, Professor Emeritus – Clemson University
  • Glenn Johnson - General Manager, Recreation Management - Weyerhaeuser
  • Rob Keck, Director of Conservation – Bass Pro Shops
  • Miles Moretti, President and CEO – Mule Deer Foundation
  • Ron Regan, Executive Director – Association for Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • Jeff Schinkten, President – Whitetails Unlimited
  • Steve Williams, President – Wildlife Management Institute