Q. Does the NDA support shorter gun seasons moved out of the rut, crossbows during archery seasons, lighted sights, or baiting?
A. Questions like these have been dividing hunters for years. That's why the antis love them. The NDA is designed to unite hunters. Therefore, we will let the special-interest groups work these issues out (as they are often important to their memberships) while we take the role of uniting hunters behind a sensible solution that does not contradict sound science and can be adopted by regulatory agencies. We will, however, put forth a series of best-practices doctrines addressing issues such as fair-chase hunting, baiting and feeding, and disease control, which will help frame the conversation and eliminate some of the destructive divisiveness.