Why Science Matters in Deer Hunting

  “Bull$h1t!!!” That was one person’s response when we recently posted a video on NDA social channels about how wildlife agencies use science to calculate deer harvest estimates every year. For whatever reason, this individual adamantly rejected the notion that some deer nerd in an office somewhere could do such a thing.  Interestingly, though, that …

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Minnesota DNR Hosting Public Meetings to Discuss CWD

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a series of upcoming public meetings to discuss chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the Beltrami County area. Officials from the DNR wildlife health and big game programs, along with partner representatives from the Board of Animal Health (BAH) and the Minnesota Center for Prion Research and …

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Action Alert: Support Public Access in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania House Bill 1694 (HB 1694), introduced by Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana), amends an existing law encouraging landowners to make land and water areas available to the public for recreational purposes, including hunting, by limiting liability in connection therewith by expanding the law’s coverage to volunteers and nonprofit organizations. The purpose of the bill is …

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Act Now on the North American Grasslands Conservation Act

The National Deer Association (NDA) has joined a coalition of ten of the nation’s leading conservation organizations to unveil the largest grasslands legislative effort in history: The North American Grasslands Conservation Act. Since 2007, more than 50 million acres of grasslands have vanished. Fighting to reverse the precipitous declines of iconic grassland birds (53%) and …

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