To all supporters of deer conservation,
Today — November 10, 2020 — is the first day of work for the new National Deer Association. It’s a day of announcements about our new name, our logo, and our new strategic vision for safeguarding deer and hunting. To our staff and Board, it’s also the first day of work toward achieving that vision. We hope you’re as excited as we are to set out together on this new path forward.
As you probably know, in July we announced that the Quality Deer Management Association and the National Deer Alliance would be uniting our strengths, resources, members and core initiatives to better serve deer, hunters and the hunting industry more effectively. The unification is complete, and we are now the National Deer Association (NDA). On this first day, we have a lot to share about what’s new, what’s not, and where we go from here. After hearing us out, if you were not already an active member of QDMA, we hope you’ll join our effort on Day One and become a new member. See our special introductory offer below.
It’s Day One of the National Deer Association
Forged from the combined strengths of two successful deer conservation organizations, the National Deer Association is adapted to work more effectively in the altered landscape of wildlife conservation. Read an overview of our strategic plans in our Day One news release.
Watch and Share
We are United For Deer. Get fired up to be a part of our movement by watching this short video summary about the National Deer Association and our vision for the future of deer hunting.
A Message from Our President & CEO
“Deer need us like never before in most of our lifetimes. By working together I have no doubt we’ll deliver for them.”
Read a Day One message from Nick Pinizzotto, President & CEO of the National Deer Association.
You may have questions about the new National Deer Association that aren’t covered in our other announcements. You’ll find answers here.
Become a Day-One Member
Get behind our effort to ensure the future of wild deer, wildlife habitat and hunting by joining as an official member on Day One. We have a special offer as a “thank you” (If you were already a member of QDMA, your membership transferred to NDA and is still active, but you can renew today and also earn the special offer).
Meet our Staff and Board
Our unified staff and Board of Directors are here to serve our members and all deer hunters. Meet the team behind the National Deer Association.
Meet the National Deer Association staff
Meet the National Deer Association Board of Directors
We thank all of you for your past support of our teams, now united as the National Deer Association. We look forward to working more closely with you and all deer hunters to ensure the future of North America’s most treasured and admired game species!
About the NDA Logo
In 1988, Joe Hamilton hand-sketched the silhouettes of a doe and buck to represent the new organization he had founded and to symbolically remind hunters of the importance of both bucks and does in wise population management. That message and symbolism remains relevant in the core values of the new National Deer Association, so the staff and Board agreed the buck-and-doe silhouette should remain as the symbol for our united effort. In this way, the new logo and acronym represent a true union of the two original groups: QDMA’s logo and the National Deer Alliance’s acronym (NDA).