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.


Do you feel that hunters should have to certify that their deer is CWD-free before taking it to a processing facility? June 20, 2018
Results
Yes
30.7%
No
34.6%
Unsure
34.6%
Total participants: 867
If you had to certify that your deer was CWD-free by having it tested prior to taking it to a processing facility, how would you handle the situation? June 20, 2018
Results
I would get it tested and then take it to the processor once I got a negative result
32.6%
I would butcher my own deer and avoid the issue all together
50.2%
I would probably just quit hunting deer because it would be too much hassle at that point
3%
Unsure
14.1%
Total participants: 864
If there was a readily available and affordable CWD test kit that you could easily pull a sample from your deer for testing while still in the field, what would you consider to be a reasonable amount of time to get a result back? June 20, 2018
Results
Instantly
28.3%
Within three hours
20%
Within 12 hours
9%
Within one day
25.4%
Within three days
11.6%
Within five days
5.4%
Total participants: 861
Has a friend or loved one who may have seen or heard information about CWD in the news, or may have heard you talk about it, questioned you about whether or not deer are safe to eat? June 20, 2018
Results
Yes
34.7%
No
65.2%
Total participants: 867
What is your favorite way to prepare venison? June 13, 2018
Results
Grilling
49.4%
Pan frying
29.5%
Baking
3.7%
Smoking
5.7%
Dehydrating
2.9%
Canning
0.7%
Other
7.8%
Total participants: 944
Do you use a significant portion of your deer for making specialty products, such as jerky, sausage, snack sticks, or bologna? June 13, 2018
Results
Yes
46.8%
No
53.1%
Total participants: 949

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