Day One of the National Deer Association is Just the Starting Line

Day One of the National Deer Association is here, and I can’t think of a better time to announce our new name and game plan than during the peak of the rut in most of the whitetail’s range.

These are exciting times for deer and hunters both in and out of the woods. Since we announced our unification in July, our team has worked hard to put together a plan that does more for deer, hunters and the hunting industry than ever before. I am pleased to share with you that we are setting the bar high to accomplish lofty goals and objectives in our priority areas of policy and advocacy, education and outreach, diseases, and hunter recruitment, reactivation and retention (R3). We also established internal priorities aimed at being more accessible and responsive to our members, volunteers and supporters while positioning the organization for sustained growth and organizational health.

No team has ever been awarded a win for having a great pre-game speech. Executing a good game plan on the field while overcoming challenges will lead to victory, and that’s exactly how the National Deer Association will approach our work.

While this is exciting news, it’s important to remember that this is only Day One. No team has ever been awarded a win for having a great pre-game speech. Executing a good game plan on the field while overcoming challenges will lead to victory, and that’s exactly how we will approach our work. Our playing field is a big one and ranges from Capitol Hill to the grassroots level putting conservation on the ground and recruiting new deer hunters. Deer need us like never before in most of our lifetimes. They need all of us from the national organization to our Branches, individual members and supporters, and by working together I have no doubt we’ll deliver for them.

I invite everyone who cares about deer, hunting and the future of our sport and wildlife conservation to celebrate Day One with us. Let’s all enjoy this important announcement and appreciate our time afield over the next few weeks, but then be ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work for deer. After all, Day One is just the starting line for our journey together.

Special Inaugural Membership Offer

Get behind our effort to ensure the future of wild deer, wildlife habitat and hunting by joining as an official member today! We have a special offer as a “thank you.” Join or renew between November 10 and December 31, 2020, and you’ll save $10 off a one-year membership or $15 off a three-membership, plus you’ll be entered to win great prizes. Details here.