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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 

What Will Your 2017 Hunting Resolution Be?

What Will Your 2017 Hunting Resolution Be?

December 27, 2016 | by Nick Pinizzotto
I have found that the best time to focus on doing something better is when you already feel like you’re on top of your game. This will help you avoid complacency and save you from a gradual erosion of skill, possibly resulting in a bad outcome at the moment of truth.
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Would You Rather Be Lucky or Good?

Would You Rather Be Lucky or Good?

December 1, 2016 | by Nick Pinizzotto
I had to learn the hard way that no matter how good you think you are, you have very little control in the field, and ultimately, it takes a stroke of luck for things to fall into place.
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Be Thankful for Deer

Be Thankful for Deer

November 18, 2016 | by Nick Pinizzotto
We all have those special images burned in our memories, and if we’re lucky, maybe some of them made it to film, or a digital file for the younger hunters in our herd. I’m talking about those key moments in our lives that made us fall in love with deer, and deer hunting.
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With Treestand Safety, There are No Shortcuts

With Treestand Safety, There are No Shortcuts

November 16, 2016 | by Nick Pinizzotto
At about 15 feet, I reached into the back pocket of my harness for another step when instantly I was hanging tightly from my lineman’s belt. It happened so fast...
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Deer Hunting Builds Character

Deer Hunting Builds Character

November 1, 2016 | by Andrea Haas
Have you ever stopped to think about how hunting has affected your everyday life? Hunters spend countless hours scouting and preparing for hunting season, and probably even more time actually hunting and trying to harvest an animal to provide meat for their families. But the rewards you reap involve more than just coming home with meat for the freezer.
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It’s like a scene from a horror movie. Deer walking around while they’re literally being eaten alive, head first, by a deadly parasite known as screwworm.
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