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.


Have you already harvested a deer this season? October 18, 2017
Results
Yes - Whitetail
20.2%
Yes - Mule Deer
0.5%
Yes - Blacktail
0.1%
Nothing yet
79%
Total participants: 889
Do you believe there's just too much technology available to hunters today? October 11, 2017
Results
Yes
43.6%
No
56.3%
Total participants: 990
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
Results
Yes
51.5%
No
48.4%
Total participants: 943
If you answered "Yes" to question #2, which answer best describes your reasoning? October 11, 2017
Results
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%
Other
7.3%
Total participants: 529
If you answered "No" to question #2, which answer best describes your reasoning? October 11, 2017
Results
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%
Other
7.2%
Total participants: 468
Do you believe it's beneficial to wear rubber boots to control scent while deer hunting? October 4, 2017
Results
Yes
76.8%
No
23.1%
Total participants: 1,001

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