Member Polls

The 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.


In general, what factor(s) do you think should be used to define a 'trophy' deer for the purpose of establishing fine amounts? Select all that apply. March 4, 2020
Results
Antler size.
31.8%
Age.
11.1%
Physical size.
8%
All poached deer should result in the same fine.
48.9%
Total participants: 1,023
If you think a certain factor(s) should be used to define a deer as a 'trophy' for the purpose of setting fine amounts, who do you think should establish the threshold for a deer to qualify as a 'trophy'? Select all that apply. March 4, 2020
Results
State legislature.
7.4%
State wildlife agency.
58.8%
Hunters.
29.4%
The general public.
4.2%
Total participants: 948
Do you think fines based on the 'trophy' status of an animal are effective at dissuading poachers? March 4, 2020
Results
Yes.
22.4%
No.
50.6%
I'm not sure.
26.8%
Total participants: 803
Have you ever found a dead head while looking for shed antlers? February 19, 2020
Results
Yes.
66.4%
No.
19.1%
I don't actively look for shed antlers.
14.4%
Total participants: 743
How many dead heads have you found so far this year? February 19, 2020
Results
0
83.5%
1-2
14.2%
3-4
1.3%
5+
0.8%
Total participants: 717
Have you ever found a dead head of a buck you were pursuing during previous hunting seasons? February 19, 2020
Results
Unfortunately, yes.
18.7%
No, not yet.
81.2%
Total participants: 729

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