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 considering the entirety of a hunting season, what is your preferred time of year to hunt with a firearm? November 15, 2017
Results
Pre-rut or early season (where applicable)
7.2%
Peak rut
56.1%
Post-rut or late season
36.5%
Total participants: 853
Do you currently, or have you in the past, conducted organized deer drives (more than one person) while hunting? November 8, 2017
Results
Yes
71.2%
No
28.7%
Total participants: 879
If you currently conduct organized deer drives while hunting, what are your reasons for doing so? (Select the two most relevant if necessary) November 8, 2017
Results
It gets the deer moving during times when they otherwise may not be
43.6%
It's a tradition among friends and family
22.3%
It is a more exciting way to hunt than remaining stationary
10.2%
I enjoy the strategy behind it and the challenge of doing it successfully
15.7%
Other
8%
Total participants: 596
If you no longer utilize deer drives, or never have, which best describes your reasoning? (Select the two most relevant if necessary) November 8, 2017
Results
I don't believe it is an ethical way of hunting
11%
I don't want to push deer off of the property I'm hunting
30.9%
It often results in challenging shots at moving targets
19.2%
It makes it difficult to clearly identify your target
15.2%
I haven't had much success doing drives
8.7%
Other
14.6%
Total participants: 912
Which of these "aggressive" tactics have you utilized while deer hunting? (Select all that apply) November 1, 2017
Results
Grunt call, bleat, snort-wheeze
33%
Rattling
26.6%
Decoy
8.1%
Mock scrapes or other mock sign
18.2%
Deer drives
13.8%
Total participants: 2,378
If you've used grunt calls, bleats, or a snort-wheeze, how would you rate your success on a scale of 0-5, with 0 being completely unsuccessful and 5 being extremely successful? November 1, 2017
Results
0
18.1%
1
21.6%
2
22.7%
3
25.5%
4
8.4%
5
3.4%
Total participants: 821

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