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.


If you have ever killed a deer with a traditional or flintlock muzzloader, what was the distance of your furthest shot? March 27, 2019
Results
0-50 yards
14.8%
51-75 yards
12.9%
76-100 yards
9.2%
Beyond 100 yards
3.7%
I have never killed a deer with a traditional or flintlock muzzleloader.
59.3%
Total participants: 782
If you have ever killed a deer with a modern or in-line muzzleloader, what was the distance of your furthest shot? March 27, 2019
Results
0-50 yards
7.8%
51-75 yards
11.8%
76-100 yards
16.8%
101-125 yards
10.6%
126-150 yards
6.8%
151-175 yards
3.1%
176-200 yards
1.7%
Beyond 200 yards
1.7%
I have never killed a deer with a modern or in-line muzzleloader.
39.1%
Total participants: 787
On a scale from 1-10 with 1 being not important and 10 being highly important, how important is it to you to know what a buck's rack scores on a deer that you shot? March 20, 2019
Results
Average Score = 4.4
100%
Total participants: 884
Have you ever had a buck's rack scored from a deer that you shot by an official or certified measurer? March 20, 2019
Results
Yes
27.5%
No
72.4%
Total participants: 883
If you have had a rack officially scored, what system was utilized? Select all that apply. March 20, 2019
Results
Boone and Crockett Club
39.1%
Pope and Young Club
29.1%
Safari Club International
3%
Buckmasters
3.3%
Northeast Big Buck Club
3%
State Wildlife Agency
13.4%
Other
8.7%
Total participants: 388
Which statement best describes you? March 20, 2019
Results
I have at least one buck entered in an official record book.
12.5%
I don't have a buck entered in an official record book, but if I shot one I WOULD enter it.
41%
I don't have a buck entered in an official record book, and if I shot one I WOULD NOT enter it.
18.6%
I could care less about what a buck that I shot scores.
22%
Other
5.6%
Total participants: 874

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