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.


Most states where crossbows are permitted for deer hunting allow their use during archery seasons. Do you believe crossbows should remain legal hunting equipment during archery seasons as harvest numbers are steadily increasing in many states? January 30, 2019
Results
Yes
69.9%
No
22.9%
Other
7%
Total participants: 1,057
What are your general opinions about the use of crossbows, and their use during archery seasons? Select all that apply. January 30, 2019
Results
I am fine with them being allowed during the entire archery season because it helps increase hunting participation.
29%
I am fine with them being allowed during archery season, but their specific season should be reduced.
8.6%
I believe they should only be legal hunting equipment during firearms seasons.
5.7%
I don't consider crossbows to be archery equipment.
8.2%
I believe they are too effective to be used during archery season.
6.3%
Too many deer are being taken with them before firearms hunters get an opportunity.
2.4%
I consider crossbows to be archery equipment.
18.9%
Crossbows have increased my, or other members of my family's hunting opportunities.
18.4%
Other
2.1%
Total participants: 2,243
Which statement below best describes you? January 30, 2019
Results
I hunt with a compound bow and a crossbow.
8.9%
I hunt with a traditional bow and a crossbow.
1.1%
I hunt with firearms and a crossbow.
25.3%
I currently hunt, or would consider hunting with, any legal weapon.
34.4%
I do not hunt with a crossbow, and would not consider hunting with one in the future.
19.4%
Other
10.6%
Total participants: 1,088
In today's NDA On Watch newsletter, there is an article about a Pennsylvania man who rescued a drowning deer from an icy lake and then took it home to care for it where it eventually died. He is now facing charges. Do you feel that the man should be charg January 23, 2019
Results
Yes
15.6%
No
84.1%
Unsure
0.2%
Total participants: 787
We have reported dozens of stories about people rescuing deer from difficult circumstances, and many times the rescuers were hunters. Assuming you would help rescue a deer in a life or death predicament, would you go as far as to take the animal home to c January 23, 2019
Results
Yes
24.7%
No
57.4%
Usure
17.8%
Total participants: 919
In today's NDA On Watch newsletter, there is an article about an exotic deer species roaming the woods of New York. Many states allow for the shooting of invasive deer species. If you happened to have an invasive deer cross your path while hunting, would January 16, 2019
Results
Yes
73.1%
No
6.1%
Unsure
20.7%
Total participants: 971

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