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.


If you are planning to hunt out-of-state or province, which North American big game species will you be pursuing? August 2, 2017
Results
White-tailed deer
51.1%
Mule deer
7.9%
Black-tailed deer
0.8%
Coues deer
0.5%
Elk
13.7%
Antelope
4.2%
Moose
2.6%
Caribou
1.7%
Bear (any species)
7.2%
Bison
0.4%
Cougar
0.4%
Mountain goat
0.5%
Sheep (any species)
0.8%
Muskox
0.2%
Other
7.2%
Total participants: 704
How far in advance do you typically begin planning for an out-of-state or province hunt? August 2, 2017
Results
1-6 months
23.8%
7-12 months
38.3%
13-18 months
25.3%
19-24 months
4.3%
More than 2 years
4.3%
Other
3.8%
Total participants: 624
If you are hunting out-of-state or province this season, will you be hunting public or private land? August 2, 2017
Results
Public land
26.8%
Private land
45%
Mix of public and private land
28%
Total participants: 484
In our last survey, most respondents indicated that they do not hunt public land. What is your most significant reservation about hunting public land? July 26, 2017
Results
There is not enough public land in my area and/or it is not easily accessible
8.9%
Public land in my area is overcrowded
25.3%
The quality of deer is not high enough on public land
4.2%
Public land is poorly managed by the state or federal government
8.4%
I'm happy with the deer hunting opportunities on public land
15.3%
I don't have a need to hunt public land
30.7%
Other
6.8%
Total participants: 955
Are you currently making definitive plans to purchase hunting land, and if so, what is your time frame for buying? July 26, 2017
Results
I am close to buying now
3.1%
Within the next 2 years
4.2%
Within the next 5 years
8.5%
Within the next 10 years
8.3%
I have no definitive plans to purchase hunting land
65.9%
Other
9.7%
Total participants: 922
If you currently own deer hunting land, what is the total acreage? July 26, 2017
Results
1 to 50 acres
33.6%
51-100 acres
19.1%
101-200 acres
15.8%
201-300 acres
7.5%
301-400
5.2%
400+ acres
9%
Other
9.5%
Total participants: 586

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