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.


Many states are now implementing new regulations, regarding the transport of harvested deer across state lines, to help combat the spread of chronic waste disease (CWD). Will these new regulations impact your decision to hunt and subsequently transport a August 16, 2017
Results
Yes
22.3%
No
66.7%
Not sure
10.8%
Total participants: 966
Do you support new regulations that will keep deer hunters from transporting the "high risk parts" (brain, spinal cord, eyes, tonsils, and lymph nodes) of a deer carcass across state lines to help with controlling the spread of CWD? August 16, 2017
Results
Yes
87.9%
No
5.4%
Not sure
6.6%
Total participants: 978
Last week's survey showed almost 40% of respondents had plans to hunt outside of their home state. If you plan to hunt deer out-of-state in the future, what is the most significant reason for doing so? August 9, 2017
Results
There are better hunting opportunities outside of my home state (better quality deer, more deer, more access to land, etc.)
24%
I'd like to harvest more deer than what my home state will allow
1.6%
I enjoy new adventures and a change in scenery from my home state
26%
I have friends and/or family to hunt with outside of my home state
19.4%
I have no desire to hunt outside of my home state
22.6%
Other
6%
Total participants: 847
If you currently have plans to hunt out-of-state, will you be: August 9, 2017
Results
Using a paid outfitter
21.3%
Doing it by yourself
69.8%
Other
8.8%
Total participants: 613
If you currently have plans to hunt out-of-state, or if you plan to hunt out-of-state in the future, do you take into consideration the available information on EHD and/or CWD when deciding on the location of your hunt? August 9, 2017
Results
Yes, I avoid areas with confirmed outbreaks of these illnesses
28.8%
Yes, but it is not a "deal breaker" for me
45.8%
No, it doesn't bother me knowing these illnesses are out there
12.7%
No, I'm generally unaware of these affected areas outside of my home state
9.1%
Other
3.3%
Total participants: 713
Do you currently have plans to hunt outside of your home state or province during the upcoming season? August 2, 2017
Results
Yes
38.8%
No
56.4%
Undecided
4.7%
Total participants: 1,010

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