Member Polls

The 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.


Have you hunted deer yet this season? September 16, 2020
Results
Yes.
15.4%
No.
84.5%
Total participants: 717
Are you hoping to tag a specific buck this year? September 16, 2020
Results
Yes, I have one (or more) specific bucks I'm targeting.
20.8%
I'm after any buck that makes me happy.
43%
I have certain characteristics I look for in a buck, but I'm not targeting a specific buck.
30.9%
I've already tagged my buck.
0.9%
Other.
4.1%
Total participants: 720
If you do target a specific buck, how do you learn that the buck is in your hunting area? Select all that apply. September 16, 2020
Results
In-person sightings.
25.1%
Trail camera photos.
43%
Tips from family, neighbors or other hunters.
9.8%
Sign (rubs, scrapes, tracks).
19.4%
Other.
2.4%
Total participants: 965
What's your primary criteria when deciding to take a specific buck? September 16, 2020
Results
I know it when I see it.
36.1%
Age.
24.2%
Antler size/score.
15.8%
Body size.
5.8%
It's the first legal buck to offer an ethical shot.
15.9%
Other.
1.9%
Total participants: 702
In what month will you begin deer hunting this fall? August 19, 2020
Results
August
1.9%
September
34.9%
October
50.4%
November
12.3%
December
0.3%
Total participants: 785
With what weapon(s) will you be pursuing deer this fall? Select all that apply. August 19, 2020
Results
Rifle
31.2%
Shotgun
8.2%
Muzzleloader
19.2%
Compound bow
19.8%
Crossbow
18.3%
Traditional bow
1.8%
Other
1.1%
Total participants: 1,881

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