By: Torin Miller

Torin Miller is a licensed attorney and NDA’s Senior Director of Policy. He works at the intersection of conservation and natural resources law, policy, advocacy and education. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in wildlife and fisheries science from Penn State University and a J.D. from Penn State Law. Torin came to NDA via the National Deer Alliance, where he served as the Policy and Outreach Coordinator.

Action Alert: USFS Seeking Comments on National Forest Project in Tennessee

Feb 13, 2023 Torin Miller

The United States Forest Service (USFS) Cherokee National Forest, Watauga Ranger District is currently accepting comments on its proposed Pond Mountain Project on approximately 8,548 acres of National Forest System lands on the Cherokee National…

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Action Alert: Oppose Buying and Selling of Wildlife in Mississippi

Feb 7, 2023 Torin Miller

Mississippi House Bill 1026 (HB 1026), which is endorsed by the National Deer Association (NDA), recently passed out of both the House Ways & Means and Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Committees. The bill specifies that…

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USDA Seeking Comments from Farmers and Forest Managers on Conservation Programs

Feb 6, 2023 Torin Miller

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced a nationwide feedback survey targeting farmers, ranchers, and forest managers. Information received from the survey will assist USDA’s agencies that deliver farm programs, including the Farm…

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Action Alert: Oppose Statutory Deer Seasons in Kansas

Jan 31, 2023 Torin Miller

Kansas House Bill 2079 (HB 2079), which was introduced by the House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources, would establish a statutory white-tailed deer firearm-hunting season and require Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP)…

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Action Alert: Support Science-Based Wildlife Management in Mississippi

Jan 27, 2023 Torin Miller

Mississippi House Bill 998 (HB 998), which is endorsed by the National Deer Association (NDA), recently passed out of the House Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Committee. The bill provides that the wildlife in Mississippi belongs…

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TWRA Seeking Public Comments on Draft CWD Management Plan

Jan 25, 2023 Torin Miller

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is requesting public comments on a new five-year chronic wasting disease (CWD) strategic plan. The CWD Response and Management plan will serve as a guiding document for TWRA staff…

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NDA Joins Amicus in Support of Lawsuit Challenging Oregon Ballot Measure 114

Jan 16, 2023 Torin Miller

The National Deer Association (NDA), as part of the Sportsmen’s and Women’s Coalition, recently filed an amicus brief in support of lawsuit challenging the implementation of Oregon Ballot Measure 114, which imposes an arduous permitting…

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Action Alert: Support Science-Based Deer Management in North Dakota

Jan 11, 2023 Torin Miller

North Dakota House Bill 1151 (HB 1151), introduced by a handful of Representatives and Senators, would severely undermine the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s (NDGF) authority and ability to manage deer and deer hunting…

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CWD Roundup – January 2023

Jan 4, 2023 Torin Miller

CWD Roundup is the National Deer Association’s (NDA) bi-monthly update on all things chronic wasting disease (CWD). We’ll provide the latest updates on CWD spread, research and policy from across North America. Updates are provided…

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Action Alert: Ask Senator Paul to Support the CWD Research & Management Act

Dec 13, 2022 Torin Miller

The Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act (S. 4111), introduced by Senators John Hoeven (R-ND), Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and a number of bipartisan cosponsors, is poised to pass the United States Senate. The Act…

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