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.


Will there be wild game on your table this Thanksgiving? November 27, 2019
Results
Yes
29.3%
No
70.6%
Total participants: 558
Do you plan to go hunting on Thanksgiving Day? November 27, 2019
Results
Yes
36.8%
No
60.6%
Unsure
2.5%
Total participants: 519
Do you and your family or friends have a regular Thanksgiving Day hunting or shooting (sighting in rifles, shooting bows, etc.) tradition? November 27, 2019
Results
Yes
26.6%
No
73.3%
Total participants: 562
Do you prefer hunting deer during the pre-rut, peak-rut, or post-rut? November 13, 2019
Results
Pre-rut (period prior to peak breeding or the seeking phase)
48.7%
Peak-rut (chasing phase followed by tending)
45.2%
Post-rut
5%
I don't like to hunt the rut.
1%
Total participants: 798
Thinking back to the bucks you have killed during your hunting career, what percentage would you say you killed during some phase of the rut? November 13, 2019
Results
75% to 100%
32.1%
50% to 74%
39.1%
Less than 50%
23.3%
Unsure
5.3%
Total participants: 808
Do you prefer to hunt the rut, prior to the rut, or after the rut? November 13, 2019
Results
Prior to the rut (early season)
31.4%
During the rut
57.6%
After the rut (late season)
10.9%
Total participants: 866

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