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.


Do you consider hunting to be your primary hobby or passion? June 24, 2020
Results
Yes.
80%
No.
19.9%
Total participants: 716
Outside of preparing for hunting season, what do you do to keep busy during the summer months? Select all that apply. June 24, 2020
Results
Fishing
20%
Camping
8.2%
Hiking
9.8%
Watersports
3.3%
Cycling
2.2%
Team sports
1.2%
Gardening
12.2%
Fitness
8.1%
Family time
16.9%
Travel/Vacation
11.8%
Other
5.7%
Total participants: 2,538
When do you typically switch to 'hunting mode', or when does your focus switch to hunting as your primary hobby/passion? June 24, 2020
Results
I'm always in 'hunting mode'.
46.5%
Summer.
10%
Fall.
37.3%
Only when I'm actually hunting.
3.6%
Other.
2.3%
Total participants: 717
Have you already begun preparing for the fall hunting seasons? June 10, 2020
Results
Yes.
79.3%
No.
20.6%
Total participants: 722
If you have already begun preparing for the fall hunting seasons, what are you doing to prepare? Select all that apply. June 10, 2020
Results
Target practice (archery or gun)
21.6%
Running trail cameras
19.1%
Hanging treestands/preparing hunting locations
14.6%
Digital scouting
7.8%
Boots-on-the-ground scoutings
17%
Fitness
12.8%
Other
6.8%
Total participants: 1,558
If you have not already begun preparing for the fall hunting seasons, when do you usually do so? June 10, 2020
Results
Early summer
34.4%
Mid-summer
23.2%
Late summer
32.7%
Just prior to seasons opening
9.5%
Total participants: 293

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