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Action Alert: Support Southeast Deer Partnership Funding in the 2023 Florida Budget

May 26, 2023 Torin Miller

Florida’s 2023 budget bill, which passed the Florida legislature in early May, includes a line item that provides $200,000 for Florida to become a financial partner of the Southeast Deer Partnership (SDP). Florida’s contribution is…

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Action Alert: Oppose Expanded Wildlife Feeding in Michigan

May 23, 2023 Amber Kornak

Michigan House Bill 4593 (HB 4593) would allow an individual to engage in wildlife feeding, including deer and elk, if the feed is located within 300 feet of a residence and the feed is no…

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NDA Applauds Intro of the Forest Conservation Easement Program Act in U.S. House

May 22, 2023 Torin Miller

The National Deer Association (NDA) applauds the recent bipartisan introduction of the Forest Conservation Easement Program (FCEP) Act of 2023. This innovative legislation will fill a critical gap and help keep private forestland intact and…

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Action Alert: Support Dedicated CWD Management Funding in Wisconsin

May 9, 2023 Torin Miller

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers announced his proposed budget for the state for years 2023 – 2025 in February. While the budget includes funding recommendations for all the state’s departments, programs, and initiatives, some recommendations focused…

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Action Alert: Support College Student Hunting License Legislation in Pennsylvania

May 4, 2023 Torin Miller

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 344 (SB 344) would make a college student who attends a college or university located within the Commonwealth eligible for a resident hunting license. The student must provide a valid college identification…

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Vermont Fish & Wildlife Holding Additional Deer Meetings

May 3, 2023 Amber Kornak

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (VTF&W) and Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will be holding two more public hearings to solicit input on deer and the department’s 2023 Antlerless Harvest and Youth/Novice Season Recommendation….

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Advocacy Resources

National Deer Association (NDA) position statements cover a varitey of deer related issues from Antler Restrictions, Carcass Transport and Disposal, Food Plots, Quality Deer Management, Sunday Hunting and more.

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