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NDA Launches “How to Hunt Deer” Podcast with Sportsmen’s Nation Podcast Network

The National Deer Association (NDA) in partnership with the Sportsmen’s Nation Podcast Network today launched Episode 1 of the “How to Hunt Deer” series, a 16-part podcast released weekly through October that provides new hunters with the confidence they need to have a successful deer hunt now. Based on NDA’s award-winning e-book for new deer hunters, “How to Hunt Deer” is available on Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Pandora, Spotify, Stitcher and wherever you listen to podcasts.

Dan Johnson, CEO of Sportsmen’s Nation, is joined by Hank Forester, NDA’s Director of Hunting, and Matt Ross, NDA’s Director of Conservation, to share comprehensive advice on where and when to hunt deer, selecting a firearm or bow, scouting deer sign, predicting deer behavior, understanding deer biology, choosing stand sites, processing your own venison, preparing meals, and much more. The 16 episodes of “How to Hunt Deer” follow the guidance outlined in NDA’s e-book, written by NDA’s staff of deer hunters who combined the science of deer biology with their own deer-hunting experiences to provide new hunters with answers to every question.

“My goal with this project was to help continue NDA’s excellent outreach to new deer hunters in an audio format to help them reach an even wider audience,” said Dan Johnson. “All of us in the hunting industry need to do everything we can to help interested adults learn to become deer hunters.”

NDA has made it a top strategic priority to assist new hunters through in-person training programs like Field to Fork, online training like NDA’s Deer Hunting 101 course, video instruction, and written media like the Guide to Successful Deer Hunting e-book, but the “How to Hunt Deer” series is the first venture into podcasting. 

“The required hunter safety education is extremely important, but it can’t teach students where and how to actually hunt deer, which is the number one question they have after qualifying for their hunting license,” said Hank Forester. “This partnership with Sportsmen’s Nation helps us get this information out to more new hunters who get their information and entertainment through podcasts.”

Episode 1, launching today, covers “Knowing the Rules and Regulations” and will be followed by “Where to Hunt.” Each weekly episode will continue to dive into specific areas of hunting guidance, including scouting, hunting techniques, shot selection, all the way through recovering and processing deer for the table.

For more information about the “How to Hunt Deer” podcast and other titles soon to be available from NDA, visit www.deerassociation.com/podcast.

About the National Deer Association

Formally launched on November 10, 2020, the National Deer Association is a non-profit deer conservation group that leads efforts to ensure the future of wild deer, wildlife habitat and hunting. Formed by combining the strengths of two long-serving, successful organizations, the National Deer Association has a combined 38 years of action that has changed deer management for the betterment of hunting and protected North America’s most vital and admired game species for future generations. Visit DeerAssociation.com or follow @deerassociation on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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