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.


Would you hire the services of a tracking dog to assist with the recovery of both antlered and antlerless deer? July 12, 2017
Results
Antlered only
25%
Both antlered and antlerless
68.6%
Other
6.2%
Total participants: 894
If you would not use the services of a tracking dog to help recover a deer that you shot, what is your primary concern about the practice? July 12, 2017
Results
I believe it is unethical
1.7%
I think poachers would take advantage of the law
19.2%
I believe it gives hunters an unfair advantage
0.3%
It's up to me to recover my own deer
57.6%
Other
20.9%
Total participants: 286
Do you consider the use of a trained tracking dog an acceptable practice for assisting with the recovery of a wounded deer? July 3, 2017
Results
Yes
90.6%
No
4.3%
Not sure.
4.9%
No Response(s)
0%
Total participants: 1,014
Have you ever used the services of a trained tracking dog, or assisted in a search where a tracking dog was used to recover a deer? July 3, 2017
Results
Yes
25.3%
No
74.4%
No Response(s)
0.1%
Total participants: 1,014
If legal in your state, would you use the services of a trained tracking dog to help with the recovery of a deer that you shot? July 3, 2017
Results
Yes
78.9%
No
6.4%
Not sure.
14.1%
No Response(s)
0.4%
Total participants: 1,014
If you are willing to shoot deer that has fawns with it during hunting season, what is the main reason? June 28, 2017
Results
It's easier to be sure I'm shooting an adult when there are fawns to compare it to.
8.2%
I don't feel as bad about shooting an adult doe if her fawns appear able to survive on their own.
41.8%
There is a need to lower deer numbers in my area.
9.7%
Other
8%
No Response(s)
32.2%
Total participants: 947

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