The Biggest Buck Harvest in 21 Years

Deer hunters in the United States harvested an estimated 6.3 million white-tailed deer in the 2020-21 hunting season, the most since 2011, according to the National Deer Association’s latest Deer Report released this week. Harvests of both antlered bucks and antlerless deer were up over the 2019 season, but the estimated buck harvest of 3,041,544 …

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NDA Announces 2021 Branch Achievement Award Winners

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 Branches and volunteers, we want to take a moment to highlight a few who went above and beyond last year …

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Dr. Krysten Schuler Named NDA’s Professional Deer Manager of the Year

The National Deer Association is pleased to name Dr. Krysten Schuler of New York as its 2021 Professional Deer Manager of the Year. Schuler is a wildlife disease ecologist and assistant research professor at Cornell University’s Wildlife Health Lab, and she serves on NDA’s Science and Research Advisory Committee. “Dr. Schuler is a national leader …

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Mike Hinkle of Texas Named NDA’s 2021 Deer Manager of the Year

The National Deer Association is pleased to name Mike Hinkle of Flower Mound, Texas, as its 2021 NDA Deer Manager of the Year Award, an award presented to an amateur deer manager who demonstrates outstanding commitment to sound management of deer habitat and populations. Hinkle has been managing his 400-acre family farm in Missouri under …

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First Lite Wins NDA’s 2021 Hunting Heritage Award

The National Deer Association is pleased to present its 2021 Hunting Heritage Award to First Lite, manufacturers of a complete apparel system for hunters who also constantly demonstrate their commitment to conservation and hunting through their support of organizations like NDA. NDA’s Hunting Heritage award recognizes significant contributions to our hunting heritage with the potential …

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