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.


When looking at the big picture of deer hunting and management, would you say it is trending in a positive or negative direction? October 3, 2018
Results
Deer hunting and management is trending in a positive direction
56%
Deer hunting and management is trending in a negative direction
22.9%
Deer hunting is neither trending in a positive or negative direction
8.9%
Unsure
12%
Total participants: 872
If you hunt out-of-state and shoot a buck or bull that you would like to have mounted, will you: September 26, 2018
Results
Have a taxidermist in that state do the work?
40.7%
Have the deer or elk caped by a taxidermist in that state, and then take the acceptable parts back home for taxidermy?
45.3%
Take your chances by bringing the head back to your home state?
13.8%
Total participants: 672
If you hunt out of state and shoot a deer or elk and are returning home with the meat, will you: September 26, 2018
Results
Have the deer or elk processed in the state that I am hunting in?
39.9%
Bone the animal out myself and only return with the acceptable parts?
55.9%
Take your chances by bringing the entire animal home for processing?
4.1%
Total participants: 703
Have you ever boned out a deer or elk in the field and then packed it out? September 26, 2018
Results
Yes
34.5%
No
65.4%
Total participants: 767
Have you ever caped your own buck or bull in preparation for taxidermy? September 26, 2018
Results
Yes
45.3%
No
54.6%
Total participants: 774
How many trail cameras do you typically run each deer season? September 19, 2018
Results
1-5
60.5%
6-10
17%
11 or more
7.1%
I don't use trail cameras
15.2%
Total participants: 814

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