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|
|Pre-rut or early season (where applicable)||7.2%|
|Post-rut or late season||36.5%|
|Do you currently, or have you in the past, conducted organized deer drives (more than one person) while hunting? November 8, 2017|
|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|
|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%|
|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|
|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%|
|Which of these "aggressive" tactics have you utilized while deer hunting? (Select all that apply) November 1, 2017|
|Grunt call, bleat, snort-wheeze||33%|
|Mock scrapes or other mock sign||18.2%|
|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|
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