National News

NDA Awarded $200,000 Outdoor Fund Grant to Improve Public Hunting Land

May 12, 2023 NDA Staff

The National Deer Association’s Public Lands Conservation Initiative has received a significant boost in the form of a $200,000 grant from the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund. The Fund has now contributed a…

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NDA is Working to Improve Public Hunting Land

May 12, 2023 Matt Ross

The first year of a National Deer Association program has seen improvements on more than 300,000 acres of public hunting land in six states that will increase hunting access, improve wildlife habitat, and aid hunter…

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NDA Receives the Pope & Young Club’s Conservation Award

May 3, 2023 NDA Staff

The National Deer Association is honored to receive the Pope & Young Club’s Conservation Award for 2022, which recognizes achievement in the promotion of the future of bowhunting and hunting, the image of bowhunting and…

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Two More Hunters Reach Deer Steward Level 3, NDA’s Highest Achievement

Apr 19, 2023 NDA Staff

Brian Ruesch of Wisconsin (pictured above) and Erik Schnelle of Michigan recently achieved Deer Steward Level 3 recognition, the most prestigious accreditation in NDA’s Deer Steward program. While Level 1 and 2 are courses that…

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NDA Joins Coalition to Fight CWD in Southeastern Deer

Mar 14, 2023 NDA Staff

The National Deer Association has joined a coalition of timber companies and conservation organizations formed to fight chronic wasting disease (CWD) among deer in the Southeast. The new coalition will promote practices that help discover,…

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NDA Announces 2022 Branch Achievement Award Winners

Mar 6, 2023 NDA Staff

NDA’s mission to secure the future of wild deer, wildlife habitat and hunting could not be realized without the tireless work of our grassroots volunteers. While we appreciate the efforts and achievements of all our…

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National Deer Association Welcomes Spring Interns

Feb 13, 2023 Brian Grossman

NDA recently welcomed two new interns to join in the organization’s efforts for the first half of 2023. Adrianna Mowrer and Ryan Forster will work closely with the NDA staff in a variety of areas…

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National Deer Association CEO Nick Pinizzotto Speaks at SHOT Show

Jan 23, 2023 NDA Staff

Nick Pinizzotto, President & CEO of the National Deer Association (NDA) was among six conservation leaders selected to speak at the American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP) press conference at the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s 2023…

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PFAS Pollution Causes Venison Consumption Advisories in Four States

Jan 18, 2023 Matt Ross

One of the primary reasons we hunt is for the meat. So, what would you do if you knew you couldn’t consume the venison from a successful harvest? What would happen to the public support…

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A Field to Fork Event at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

Jan 10, 2023 NDA Staff

We kicked off the first of four events at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in partnership with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and Friends of Heinz Refuge with the harvest of…

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