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.
|To this point in the season, are you noticing more, less, or about the same amount of hunting pressure in your hunting area compared to previous years? October 18, 2017|
|About the same||58.2%|
|I have not been out to observe yet||13.7%|
|Have you already harvested a deer this season? October 18, 2017|
|Yes - Whitetail||20.2%|
|Yes - Mule Deer||0.5%|
|Yes - Blacktail||0.1%|
|Do you believe there's just too much technology available to hunters today? October 11, 2017|
|If you've been one to try any and all new technology, have you considered taking a step back to "the basics" of hunting (no trail cams, no filming, no food plots, etc.) October 11, 2017|
|If you answered "Yes" to question #2, which answer best describes your reasoning? October 11, 2017|
|Some of the primal experience of hunting is lost with more technology||27.9%|
|Advanced technology is now giving the hunter an unfair advantage||6.6%|
|It's more enjoyable or rewarding without the aid of technology||33.8%|
|It's all too expensive and not worth it||12.6%|
|I just miss the way things used to be||11.5%|
|If you answered "No" to question #2, which answer best describes your reasoning? October 11, 2017|
|I need every advantage possible to be successful||7.9%|
|Technology aids in proper management practices||24.5%|
|New technology helps put me in a position to be a more ethical hunter (more precise shooting distances, better deer recovery tools, knowing where property boundaries are, etc.)||43.1%|
|New technology adds excitement to hunting and may even help recruit new hunters||17%|
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