Is the DAI (Deer Activity Index) still available?

By Grant Woods,

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Are your DAI (Deer Activity Index) calendars still available? I read your “Dark Secrets of Daytime Deer” article/chapter in the book Whitetail Wisdom and I’m very interested and would like to purchase a calendar.

Thank you.


I created the DAI based on some good field work.  However, once GPS collars became inexpensive enough to place on deer and we started collecting more accurate data I realized the DAI wasn’t as accurate as the field observations indicated.  Based on this more accurate data I stopped publishing the DAI.  Since then it has become clear that the moon has no or very limited impact on when deer are active.

Thanks for asking and enjoy creation!


February 24, 2016