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.


Last week's survey showed almost 40% of respondents had plans to hunt outside of their home state. If you plan to hunt deer out-of-state in the future, what is the most significant reason for doing so? August 9, 2017
Results
There are better hunting opportunities outside of my home state (better quality deer, more deer, more access to land, etc.)
24%
I'd like to harvest more deer than what my home state will allow
1.6%
I enjoy new adventures and a change in scenery from my home state
26%
I have friends and/or family to hunt with outside of my home state
19.4%
I have no desire to hunt outside of my home state
22.6%
Other
6%
Total participants: 847
If you currently have plans to hunt out-of-state, will you be: August 9, 2017
Results
Using a paid outfitter
21.3%
Doing it by yourself
69.8%
Other
8.8%
Total participants: 613
If you currently have plans to hunt out-of-state, or if you plan to hunt out-of-state in the future, do you take into consideration the available information on EHD and/or CWD when deciding on the location of your hunt? August 9, 2017
Results
Yes, I avoid areas with confirmed outbreaks of these illnesses
28.8%
Yes, but it is not a "deal breaker" for me
45.8%
No, it doesn't bother me knowing these illnesses are out there
12.7%
No, I'm generally unaware of these affected areas outside of my home state
9.1%
Other
3.3%
Total participants: 713
Do you currently have plans to hunt outside of your home state or province during the upcoming season? August 2, 2017
Results
Yes
38.8%
No
56.4%
Undecided
4.7%
Total participants: 1,010
If you are planning to hunt out-of-state or province, which North American big game species will you be pursuing? August 2, 2017
Results
White-tailed deer
51.1%
Mule deer
7.9%
Black-tailed deer
0.8%
Coues deer
0.5%
Elk
13.7%
Antelope
4.2%
Moose
2.6%
Caribou
1.7%
Bear (any species)
7.2%
Bison
0.4%
Cougar
0.4%
Mountain goat
0.5%
Sheep (any species)
0.8%
Muskox
0.2%
Other
7.2%
Total participants: 704
How far in advance do you typically begin planning for an out-of-state or province hunt? August 2, 2017
Results
1-6 months
23.8%
7-12 months
38.3%
13-18 months
25.3%
19-24 months
4.3%
More than 2 years
4.3%
Other
3.8%
Total participants: 624

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