Member Polls

The 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 are planning to introduce someone new to hunting this season, is that person or people a: (select multiple if necessary) October 25, 2017
Results
Youth
34%
Adult
22.6%
Family member
24.6%
Non-family member
18.6%
Total participants: 776
If you are not introducing a new person to hunting this season, what is the primary limiting factor? October 25, 2017
Results
I have limited time to hunt myself
22.2%
I don't know of a new person to introduce
58.2%
I don't have the patience or the interest
1.2%
I don't want the responsibility
0.8%
I don't believe there is a true need to introduce new people to hunting
0.6%
I don't have access to property that allows me to take others
8.5%
Other
8.1%
Total participants: 467
To this point in the season, have you observed more, less, or about the same amount of deer activity compared to previous years? October 18, 2017
Results
More
17.3%
Less
25.9%
About the same
41.9%
I have not hunted yet
14.7%
Total participants: 926
To this point in the season, have you been putting more, less, or about the same amount of effort into deer hunting, including shooting, scouting or land management, compared to previous years? October 18, 2017
Results
More
20%
Less
28.6%
About the same
51.3%
Total participants: 910
To this point in the season, are you noticing more, less, or about the same amount of hunting pressure in your hunting area compared to previous years? October 18, 2017
Results
More
8.3%
Less
19.6%
About the same
58.2%
I have not been out to observe yet
13.7%
Total participants: 915
Have you already harvested a deer this season? October 18, 2017
Results
Yes - Whitetail
20.2%
Yes - Mule Deer
0.5%
Yes - Blacktail
0.1%
Nothing yet
79%
Total participants: 889

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