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 have known someone who knowingly killed deer illegally and did not report them to your state wildlife agency, or other agency of authority, why didn't you (select all that apply)? August 1, 2018
Results
I didn’t want to get involved
19.3%
This person is a friend or relative
62.8%
I don’t believe anything would be done about it anyway
14.4%
I didn’t know who to call
2.1%
It’s just a deer, and I didn’t think it was a big deal
1.2%
Total participants: 414
If you have never known someone that knowingly killed a deer illegally, what might be a reason you would not report someone who did to your state wildlife agency, or other agency of authority (select all that apply)? August 1, 2018
Results
I wouldn’t want to get involved
19%
This person might be a friend or relative
62.3%
I don’t believe anything would be done about it anyway
12.6%
I wouldn’t know who to call
2.4%
It’s just a deer, and I didn’t think it would be a big deal
3.4%
Total participants: 372
Have you ever reported a hunting violation of any type to your state wildlife agency, or other agency of authority? August 1, 2018
Results
Yes
52.5%
No
47.4%
Total participants: 775
If you have reported a hunting violation of any type to your state wildlife agency, or other agency of authority, was the matter followed up on adequately in your opinion? August 1, 2018
Results
Yes
45.7%
No
29.5%
Unsure
24.6%
Total participants: 463
We often see stories of hunters freeing wildlife from precarious situations, even when they are hunting and carrying valid tags for the deer they are saving. Do you believe that sportsmen have a special bond with and appreciation for wildlife that is grea July 25, 2018
Results
Yes
95.2%
No
2.6%
Unsure
2.1%
Total participants: 987
In many cases, revoking hunting privileges does not deter poachers from committing the crime again. Do you believe states should impose mandatory jail sentences for repeat poaching offenders as part of the Interstate Wildlife Violators Compact? July 25, 2018
Results
Yes
87.8%
No
4.7%
Unsure
7.3%
Total participants: 988

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