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Letter from the President

Letter from the President

August 9, 2016 | by National Deer Alliance

Thank you for visiting my blog on the National Deer Alliance (NDA) website. We strive to provide you with the latest news happening in the deer world, while also updating you on the work of NDA. This is where I will cover issues from a more personal perspective. 

I would say that not a day goes by that I’m not thinking about deer, or doing something related to hunting, be it photographing, filming or writing about them. Growing up in Pennsylvania, I was surrounded by hunting and abundant deer herds. I developed an indescribable passion for deer at a very young age, and I have a particular fondness for pursuing mature whitetail and mule deer bucks with a bow all across the country.

I have developed very strong feelings about wild deer, their habitat, and the tradition of hunting them, and I am certain that will come through as you read my posts here. I invite you to provide your own thoughts and feedback, as well. I look forward to working with you to help NDA serve as the guardian of wild deer conservation, and our hunting heritage.

Nick Pinizzotto,
President & CEO 

Don’t be October “Lulled” to Sleep

Don’t be October “Lulled” to Sleep

October 19, 2016 | by Nick Pinizzotto
It’s inevitable. About this time of year I begin to see articles about the “October Lull.” Is it real? Should I hunt or not hunt? What causes it?
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Deer Touch the Lives of Everyone

Deer Touch the Lives of Everyone

October 10, 2016 | by Nick Pinizzotto
Regardless of whether or not you’re someone that subscribes to the theory that insurance companies are driving deer management goals, there is no denying that people crashing into deer is a real problem across the country.
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We Won't Always Agree on Deer Policy

We Won't Always Agree on Deer Policy

September 28, 2016 | by Nick Pinizzotto
Everyone has their own vision of what they think the size of the herd should be, and what a good deer hunt looks like, and that vision can vary greatly, even among people from the same town, and sometimes within the same home!
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Are Vasectomies the Future of Deer Management?

Are Vasectomies the Future of Deer Management?

September 22, 2016 | by Nick Pinizzotto
If you’ve been following along on the NDA Facebook page and our website, you’ve undoubtedly seen the articles we posted about the $2 million vasectomy plan currently being implemented in an attempt to control the deer herd in the New York City borough.
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Hunting Deer in Maine Presents Unique Challenges

Hunting Deer in Maine Presents Unique Challenges

September 19, 2016 | by Erin Merrill
Deer hunting in Maine goes against everything you think you know about hunting. We can’t glass as the woods are too thick. You need to bump a deer before you can stalk it (unless there is snow on the ground), it is illegal to bait them and patterning any deer is wishful thinking.
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The Tradition of Keeping Deer Hunting Secrets

The Tradition of Keeping Deer Hunting Secrets

September 14, 2016 | by Nick Pinizzotto
This is easily my favorite time of the year for obvious reasons. The temperatures are dropping and autumn is hinting at arrival, footballs are flying through the air, Halloween costumes and decorations are showing up at department stores, and of course, deer seasons are opening across the country.
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