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    Anyone keep a hunting diary?

    I keep a hunting diary. Nothing flash but I record things like the weather, where, what I got, rifle, range and that sort of stuff.

    Here's my 2017 broken down:

    Shot: 12 Reds, 6 Fallow, 1 pig (19)
    Average range: 254 yards
    Closest: 25 yards
    Furtherest: 400 yards
    Calibres: 300saum (9), 7-08 (7), 6.5x55 (2) .223 (1)

    How about anyone else?
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    Shot: 13 reds, 1 chamios, 3 bull tahr
    Average range: 145y
    Closest : 10y
    Furtherest: 625y
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    I don't keep a diary but I haven't shot enough to start losing count...

    2017 for me:

    Shot: 7 Reds, 2 Sika(9)
    Average range: 145 yards (more than half @ less than 30yds)
    Closest: 10 yards
    Furthest: 440 yards
    Calibres: 7mm Rem Mag (4), 7-08 (2), 7-375 (1), .223 (1), .308 (1)
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    Yip, I save as a mark on google earth where I went and add notes i.e what was shot, seen, rifle used, distance etc etc, include date, wx info and anything useful or memorable.

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    Using Brents head as a rest
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    Heres mine.....(empty)
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    The only record I keep is what, where, how far. I've got it in a spread sheet and have written a few formulas so I can see average range, number shot at different ranges (eg 400-499yds) and how many each year.

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    2017 makes for some sad reading. Busy at work, commuting to work and new home.

    1 day duck shooting: Just 1 parrie
    2 days deer hunting: zilch, nada, zero.

    2018 is going to have more time spent bush, I hope.
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    I've got a good duck shooting one. A hunting / intentions diary for my wife has been on my roundtoit list for far to long

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecrusher View Post
    I've got a good duck shooting one. A hunting / intentions diary for my wife has been on my roundtoit list for far to long
    Yip that's a good one to do, I try to print a map every time and circle where I am off to and leave that with her.
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    I'm the same as Gibo, always leave a map and intentions note.
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    2017 was a great year ( and still going ).
    16 reds ( 5 were stags that varied from ok to bloody good )
    1 fallow
    3 pig's
    1 chamois
    And a few things I forgot to put in the diary.
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    A few good bull tahr fell to my rifles also, but in the hands of foreign mates.

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    I do also keep a record of animals seen and where and when during the day.
    Especially helpful when you hunt a lot and can't quite remember when you were there last.
    Things like when the fawns are out with the hinds or hinds only seen.
    Chamois tracking in snow when looking for deer as somewhere to check in the autumn or winter.
    When you are at high altitude and there's just nothing there as u y are too early etc

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    Looking back mines been rather good.
    1 pig France 15 meters
    1 red stag France around ninety meters
    1 Muntjac UK 20/30 meters
    2 Magpies NZ 170 meters
    Pigeon UK 178 best day 54
    Driven phesant partridge 71 UK
    Duck 1 UK
    It's not not over yet I've a duck shoot with a mate on the 26th and a walk up day on the 27th

    Oh if road kill counts one possum NZ first one in ten years so I'll claim that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    I do also keep a record of animals seen and where and when during the day.
    Especially helpful when you hunt a lot and can't quite remember when you were there last.
    Things like when the fawns are out with the hinds or hinds only seen.
    Chamois tracking in snow when looking for deer as somewhere to check in the autumn or winter.
    When you are at high altitude and there's just nothing there as u y are too early etc
    The GPS data and date embedded in pics its good for that. I take lots of pics and save them all.

 

 

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