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.


Thinking about the coming season, what type of land do you plan to hunt for deer? July 19, 2017
Results
Public land
13.1%
Private land owned by somebody else at no cost
34.8%
Private land owned by somebody else that I lease
13.2%
Private land managed by a hunting club or outfitter
4%
A mix of public and private land
31.5%
I am still looking for a spot
0.9%
Other
2.1%
Total participants: 640
If you are seeking permission to hunt private land that you do not own, what time of year do you typically begin searching for opportunities? July 19, 2017
Results
It's an ongoing relationship building process for me
38.1%
Immediately following the prior season
5.2%
Spring (March-May)
6.4%
Summer (June-September)
10.5%
I typically don't have to seek permission
35.6%
Other
4%
Total participants: 685
If you hunt public land, when do you typically begin scouting for hunting areas? July 19, 2017
Results
I scout continuously
17.3%
Immediately following the prior season
5.1%
Spring (March-May)
6.5%
Summer (June-September)
18.1%
I'm willing to wing it and hope for the best
10.2%
I don't typically hunt public land
39.3%
Other
3%
Total participants: 731
If you lease hunting land, what is your typical lease term? July 19, 2017
Results
Year to year
22.7%
Up to 3 years
2%
Up to 5 years
1.4%
Up to 10 years
0.5%
Long term, more than 10 years
1.6%
I don't lease land for hunting
70.6%
Other
0.8%
Total participants: 686
If you own and hunt on your own land, who do you allow to access it for deer hunting? July 19, 2017
Results
Just me and my immediate family or close friends
54.7%
I offer leases to a few hunters
0.9%
My land is open to hunters with permission
3%
I don't share my land with anyone
3.5%
I don't own hunting land
36.5%
Other
1.2%
Total participants: 824
If willing to use the services of a tracking dog to help recover a deer that you shot, what have you paid, or would you be willing to pay for this service? June 12, 2017
Results
$0
10.4%
Up to $100
46.5%
Up to $200
11.1%
Up to $300
2%
$301 or more
1.9%
I would offer a reasonable tip, probably less than $50
22.8%
Other
5%
Total participants: 920

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