Action Alert: Support Maine’s Proposed Antlerless Deer Permit System

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife’s (IFW) recently proposed changes to Chapter 16 rules which will affect the antlerless deer permit system. The National Deer Association (NDA) submitted comments in support of the proposed changes, and we encourage our Maine members, supporters and hunters to submit comments in support, too. The proposed rules …

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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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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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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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Action Alert: New Crossbow Opportunities in Massachusetts

Massachusetts House Bill 991 (H.991) would authorize the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) to promulgate rules and regulations with respect to the use of crossbows for hunting. Currently, the use of crossbows in Massachusetts for hunting is restricted to certain permanently disabled persons by permit only. The National Deer Association (NDA) supports the …

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