Josh Honeycutt Wins NDA’s Signpost Communicator of the Year Award

The National Deer Association is pleased to present its 2021 Signpost Communicator of the Year Award to Josh Honeycutt of Kentucky. Named after the organization’s first newsletter, the Signpost Award goes to an outdoor communicator who shares accurate information with deer hunters, works to ensure a strong future for whitetails, and supports the NDA and …

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Dr. Craig Harper Wins the Joe Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award from NDA

The National Deer Association is pleased to announce that Dr. Craig Harper of the University of Tennessee is the recipient of the 2021 NDA Joe Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award for his decades of deer research, contributions to habitat management knowledge, and unwavering support for NDA. The award is given by Joe Hamilton, NDA Board member …

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NDA’s 2021 Agency of the Year Award Goes to New York Department of Environmental Conservation

The National Deer Association (NDA) is pleased to recognize the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) as its 2021 Agency of the Year. Agencies that received this award in the past boast a record of innovative and progressive deer management, initiating positive change through science, regulation and hunter involvement. This year’s recipient is no …

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Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act Passed by House of Representatives

The National Deer Association (NDA) applauds yesterday’s passage of the Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act in the House of Representatives. The NDA is proud to endorse the legislation, joining a strong group of conservation and industry organizations. The Act will support management efforts and research to combat chronic wasting disease (CWD), which is …

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New Evidence COVID-19 Is Widespread in Deer

November 17, 2021 — A new study has found high rates of SARS CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) exposure and active infection among white-tailed deer tested across Iowa. Previously, antibodies detected in deer suggested exposure to the virus, but this is the first confirmation of active infection and deer-to-deer transmission. Researchers at Penn State …

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