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|
|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|
|Do your plans during the holiday week involve any of the following activities? Check all that apply. July 4, 2018|
|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%|
|Have you seen any bucks with what you would consider impressive antlers yet this summer? June 27, 2018|
|When do you typically begin making a concerted effort to scout for "hit list" bucks? June 27, 2018|
|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%|
|What are your preferred methods of summer pre-season scouting? Check all that apply. June 27, 2018|
|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%|
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