Member Polls

National Deer Alliance (NDA) believes strongly that member input on important deer and hunting issues is critical, and will use this information to inform managers and state and federal wildlife agencies whenever possible. 

Here are the results from the most recent polls taken in the weekly newsletter by NDA members.


According to last week's results, about 75% of those who responded indicated that they use trail cameras to scout during the summer months. If you do this, do you typically use a mineral block, food, or some other attractant to draw deer in front of your July 4, 2018
Results
Yes
57.1%
No
42.8%
Total participants: 735
Have you ever seen a buck on private property during the summer months, that you didn't previously have access to, that led you to seek permission to hunt the property where you saw the deer? July 4, 2018
Results
Yes
20%
No
79.9%
Total participants: 773
Do your plans during the holiday week involve any of the following activities? Check all that apply. July 4, 2018
Results
Shooting
16.1%
Scouting (setting cameras, glassing, etc.)
16.2%
Setting stands or blinds
5.2%
Planting fall food plots
5.1%
Seeking hunting permission
1.7%
Grilling some of last season's venison
22.1%
Throwing back a few cold ones
27.6%
Other
5.6%
Total participants: 1,467
Have you seen any bucks with what you would consider impressive antlers yet this summer? June 27, 2018
Results
Yes
25%
No
74.9%
Total participants: 905
When do you typically begin making a concerted effort to scout for "hit list" bucks? June 27, 2018
Results
Before July 1
6.6%
After July 1
31.7%
I don't scout for "hit list" bucks, but I do try to learn what bucks are in the area
51.8%
I don't typically scout
9.7%
Total participants: 906
What are your preferred methods of summer pre-season scouting? Check all that apply. June 27, 2018
Results
Trail cameras
44%
Glassing fields from a distance
24.9%
Wearing out boot leather and covering a lot of ground
12.8%
Talking with landowners and other sportsmen in the area
10%
I don't typically scout
7.1%
Other
0.9%
Total participants: 1,542

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