Who We Are

The National Deer Association is the leading conservation organization dedicated to conserving North America’s favorite game animal.

We are hunters from all walks of life who share a passion for wild deer. We believe it is our responsibility to ensure the future of wild deer, wildlife habitat and hunting. As the authority on all things deer, we blend the art of hunting with the science of management to create better deer and better deer hunting.

The National Deer Association — United for Deer

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Why Join NDA?

As a National Deer Association member, you will experience better deer hunting while helping conserve North America’s favorite game animal.

Hunt Better Deer

Hunt Better Deer

As a member, you’ll attract, hold and effectively hunt mature bucks with the latest information on forage and cover, deer senses and behaviors, expert hunting approaches, and more.

Lead New Hunters

Lead New Hunters

Your support enables our exciting programs to recruit, assist and educate new deer hunters. Knowledgeable, ethical hunters help us all improve and protect whitetails.

Secure Our Heritage

Secure Our Heritage

The future of deer hunting needs sustainable, healthy deer populations and quality hunting opportunities on public and private lands. Help us secure our deer hunting heritage.

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What’s Happening

Featured Event

2021 Southeast Deer Study Group Meeting (Virtual) Feb 23

The Southeast Deer Study Group meeting is the largest annual gathering of whitetail researchers and professional managers in the nation. To help ensure this important conference doesn’t skip a year, we volunteered to host it virtually in February 2021. Potential speakers can begin submitting abstracts for consideration now.

2021 Southeast Deer Study Group Meeting (Virtual)

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Why I Belong

“Leafing through Quality Whitetails showed me there was more to QDM than a food plot and some minerals. My wife and I have made many great friendships through QDMA and the Deer Steward program, and we have enjoyed putting into practice what we have learned.”  — Chris Phair, Level II Deer Steward, Ontario, Canada

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