NDA Provides Comments on Virginia Proposed CWD Regulation Changes

The National Deer Association (NDA) recently submitted comments to the Virginia Board of Wildlife Resources (Board) regarding the Board’s proposed changes to the Commonwealth’s deer hunting regulations to help address chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Virginia. Our full comments can be seen here, but some highlights on the changes and the NDA’s positions are below. …

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NDA Calls For Pennsylvania Game Commission to Oversee Captive Deer Shooting Facilities

The National Deer Association is calling for full authority over Pennsylvania’s captive deer shooting facilities to be transferred from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. On April 11, PGC announced the creation of a new chronic wasting disease management area (DMA) and the expansion of two existing DMAs. The new …

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NC Wildlife Resources Commission Hosting CWD Q&A

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) recently announced that the agency will host a community question-and-answer forum about chronic wasting disease (CWD). The public forum is in response to the state’s first identified and confirmed positive case of CWD in a hunter-harvested white-tailed deer in Yadkin County and recent Emergency Powers enacted by the …

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NDA Looks for New Deer Hunters in Under-Represented Communities

The National Deer Association released a video documentary of a groundbreaking Field to Fork hunter-recruitment event held last year aimed at diversifying deer hunting, providing equitable access to underrepresented communities, and shoring up conservation funding. The video, embedded above, is now available on NDA’s YouTube channel. According to a national survey that the U.S. Fish …

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Action Alert: Oppose Legislative Deer Management in Iowa

Iowa Senate File 581 (SF 581), introduced by Senator Ken Rozenboom (R – District 40), would permanently establish a January antlerless season for unissued antlerless licenses, require the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to conduct a deer population study in each county, and reduce liquidated damages for unlawfully taken antlerless deer. TAKE ACTION Please …

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