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.


At what age do you think it is acceptable for youth to begin hunting with a firearm while under the supervision of an experienced licensed hunter? January 31, 2018
Results
7 or under
18.2%
8
16%
9
5.8%
10
33.3%
11
2.1%
12 or older
24.3%
Total participants: 1,067
At what age do you think it is acceptable for youth to begin hunting with a bow or crossbow while under the supervision of an experienced licensed hunter? January 31, 2018
Results
7 or under
12.8%
8
12.4%
9
4.3%
10
30%
11
2.5%
12 or over
37.8%
Total participants: 1,062
Do you agree with the following statement? A parent or guardian should be able to decide when their son or daughter is old enough to hunt, as long as they are under the supervision of an experienced licensed hunter. January 31, 2018
Results
Yes
67.9%
No
21.6%
Unsure
10.3%
Total participants: 1,084
Age requirements for hunting deer, even while with an experienced licensed hunter, should be: January 31, 2018
Results
The same as any other game
40%
Older than small game and turkeys
16.5%
Younger than small game and turkeys
0.6%
Unsure
2.4%
A parent or guardian should decide
40.2%
Total participants: 1,086
At what age did you first shoot a gun? January 24, 2018
Results
5 or under
14.5%
6-10
53.2%
11-15
25.4%
16-20
4.9%
21 or older
1.8%
Total participants: 1,218
At what age did you first shoot a bow or crossbow? January 24, 2018
Results
5 or under
4.8%
6-10
27.4%
11-15
31.6%
16-20
13.2%
21 or older
20.9%
I have never shot a bow
1.8%
Total participants: 1,218

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