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    Hunting Diary

    Who does on and what sort of info do you note down? Going to start one to keep track of good and bad days.

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    Would be interesting to see any trends over a few years, I don't at present but things like weather conditions, moon phase, hunting pressure in the area, month/week would all be good info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooseman View Post
    Would be interesting to see any trends over a few years, I don't at present but things like weather conditions, moon phase, hunting pressure in the area, month/week would all be good info.
    Yeah thats my thinking. Father in law gave us his old fishing diary a few years ago and that is very handy.

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    I bloody struggle to write in my fishing diary......just an inbuilt hate of any kind of paperwork I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I bloody struggle to write in my fishing diary......just an inbuilt hate of any kind of paperwork I think.
    Yeah i feel ya. My first note is just date, weather leading up to and time shot. Pretty easy to jot a few words but whether i make a note again will be the test ha ha. Probably loose my note book or i'll open it and it will have scribbles of unicorns all through it
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    Well worth doing, got 4 years of info so far and is a great tool to get a feel for when certain areas click, not to mention recording some history for when your in the rocking chair.

    Normally have the following info
    Hunting party, date, area, weather conditions, animals seen/ animals shot
    Then a brief account of the hunt etc.

    Just don't let the wife see it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Yeah i feel ya. My first note is just date, weather leading up to and time shot. Pretty easy to jot a few words but whether i make a note again will be the test ha ha. Probably loose my note book or i'll open it and it will have scribbles of unicorns all through it
    Could use the calender on your phone?
    Add a note on the day, save the weather info and take a photo with geotags on?
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    That sounds harder that using a pen Nibblet
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    Used to have one for a couple of years but ya gotta be pretty dedicated to it. Sometimes the last thing ya feel like doing at the end of a slog is get your diary out and fill it in. Especially if you forgot your bloody pen - lead tip bullets are a prick to write with....but if your dedicated to it they are pretty handy and cool to look back on
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    Could use the calender on your phone?
    Add a note on the day, save the weather info and take a photo with geotags on?
    That would have all bases covered if your techno savy, I fill mine out at home, usually remember what happened within a week of the trip
    Now that I remember I did use my notes feature on iPhone when we walked into otutu a few years back
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    Don't do t myself but if you have a phone, you could record a quick message at the time or later at camp and write it up when you get home!?
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    I keep one. Have done for about 5 years. I record in a journal when including times, where and who with, what's shot, range and rifle and weather. Plus any other details of interest like bullet performance.

    I also have hand drawn maps of my hunting spots and mark all of the kills with an X, rifle and range.

    I wish I had started it 50 years ago.
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    Yeah i wrote some crap today after yesterdays hunt. Not keen to take it with me or try and do it when i get back first thing. It may make for good reading some day, one line so far states '170 yards using Brents head for a rest' he reckons next time im his bipod
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    Just had a go at remembering the hunts ive been on in the last year and its damn hard, must try and remember to do it every now and then

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    Yup I keep a diary. In the very front on the year planner I write what and have a tally at the bottom of each month. Then on the corresponding day write what, who with and maybe distance and also where. Interesting reading back over the years. Have done this for last 4-5yrs

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