Action Alert: Support Southeast Deer Partnership Funding in the 2023 Florida Budget

May 26, 2023 Torin Miller

Florida’s 2023 budget bill, which passed the Florida legislature in early May, includes a line item that provides $200,000 for Florida to become a financial partner of the Southeast Deer Partnership (SDP). Florida’s contribution is…

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NDA Celebrates 85 Years of American System of Conservation Funding

Sep 15, 2022 Amber Kornak

85 years ago, a partnership between sportsmen and woman, state fish and wildlife agencies and the archery and firearms industries was formed through the passage of the Pittman-Robertson Act (PR). In 1937, an excise tax…

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Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Takes Giant Step Forward with House Passage

Jun 15, 2022 Amber Kornak

On June 14th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA, H.R. 2773) – a bipartisan once-in-a generation conservation bill investing significantly in the future of at-risk species and habitats nationwide….

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Action Alert: Support Dedicated Conservation Funding in Louisiana

May 20, 2022 Torin Miller

Louisiana House Bill 762 (HB762) would create the Louisiana Outdoors Forever Fund and the Louisiana Outdoors Forever Program, which would work together to fund outdoor conservation projects in the state. Prioritized projects would include conservation…

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The Oldest Deer on Earth

Apr 20, 2022 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

There’s a good reason we admire whitetails so much. Why we write about, paint and photograph them, hang them on our walls, and spend all year waiting for the day we can rise early and…

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Major Wildlife Bill Clears Another Legislative Hurdle, Poised for Passage

Apr 11, 2022 Torin Miller

The National Deer Association (NDA) is celebrating the recent passage of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) out of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee last week in strong bipartisan fashion. The bill also…

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NDA Awarded $150,000 Grant from Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund

Feb 2, 2022 NDA Staff

The National Deer Association (NDA) is pleased to announce a $150,000 grant from the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund to benefit important local and regional conservation projects that will help ensure the future…

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Writer Kristen Schmitt on Communicating the Positive Impacts Hunting Has on Conservation

Sep 29, 2021 NDA Staff

Communicating to the masses the positive impact of deer and hunting on conservation has become increasingly important. As hunters and wildlife face new challenges at the policy level, the need for more people to participate…

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3 More Reasons Deer Hunting Equals Conservation

Apr 21, 2021 Ben Westfall

In December 2020, I shed some light on the substantial economic importance of deer hunting in the southeastern United States by highlighting a few interesting facts from a project called the Southeast Deer Partnership. As…

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Hunting is Conservation. Here’s Why.

Dec 2, 2020 Ben Westfall

I remember being told in school, “You won’t always have a calculator in your pocket” whenever we would complain about having to work math problems out on paper. Not only do we always have a…

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