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 had a tree stand or any components (seat, ladder, steps, safety line) or blind stolen, was it on public or private property? March 21, 2018
Results
Private
79.8%
Public
20.1%
Total participants: 547
If you have had either a trail camera or tree stand stolen, did you report it to the proper authorities? March 21, 2018
Results
Yes
23.9%
No
76%
Total participants: 661
Do you believe it is okay to take photos of animals while still alive in a foot hold trap, and then post them to social media? March 14, 2018
Results
Yes
11.2%
No
80%
Unsure
8.7%
Total participants: 1,042
If you believe it is okay to take photos of live animals in foot hold traps and then post them to social media, what are your top two reasons? March 14, 2018
Results
It's not illegal, and I can do what I want
13.1%
I don't see anything wrong with showing the realities of trapping
51.4%
Predators are evil killers of fawns and other wildlife, and the only good one is a dead one
13.5%
I really don't care what other people think
21.8%
Total participants: 243
If you believe it is not okay to take photos of live animals in foot hold traps and then post them to social media, what are your top two reasons? March 14, 2018
Results
It is disrespectful to the animal, and we should respect all wildlife we pursue by dispatching them as quickly and humanely as possible
38.4%
It sends a bad message to non-hunters, which make up more than 80% of society and hold the future of hunting and trapping in their hands
47%
I think it's fine to take a photo for yourself, but not share it with the rest of the world
12.7%
I think trapping is inhumane to begin with, let alone taking photos of live animals in traps and then sharing them on social media
1.8%
Total participants: 1,546
Have you been out to look for shed antlers yet this year? March 7, 2018
Results
Yes
37.1%
No
62.8%
Total participants: 907

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