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Old 10-07-2019, 10:13 AM   #1
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Anyone else log their hunts? I never have but Iím going to start this season.

Thinking date, weather, wind direction, moon phase, stand, game sightings and times, game taken, etc.

Iím curious to know what others are doing...
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:14 AM   #2
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Sounds like a good idea until that second entry and you’re like man. This is lame..
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:17 AM   #3
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Might give you something to do while you wait for a big one. I am trying to get better at logging this info for reloading and vehicle maintenance but so far thats about it
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:18 AM   #4
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I am 63, and I wish I had a log of every hunt I had been on. I think it would be good for my children and grandchildren.
I did a couple of seasons 25 yrs ago on a computer, which then crashed with no document backup.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:21 AM   #5
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There was a thread a while back where a guy shared his. Ended up noticing a trend of good hunts following a pressure change. Or something like that.
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:38 AM   #6
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I have seriously slacked on this the past 2 or 3 years. I used to log every single hunt and found it to be very useful info for looking back on. Date/Ranch/Stand or Area/Weapon/Baro Pressure/Temp/Moon Phase and Wind. Then a description of the hunt.

BlackHogDown-I recall the thread and I think the noticeable factor was wind changing directions and causing bucks to move and re-bed in order to get the wind back in their favor. I forget that thread title, GarGuy has a similar thread called The Corner Effect or something.
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:37 PM   #7
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I log all of my bow kills. Started doing this when I was 17. 52 yrs old now. I used to log all of my hunts in a separate notebook but have not done so this season.
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:41 PM   #8
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Look on e-bay they have some neat leather bond journals to record specific activities such as hunting etc, pages a geared to record pertinent information, may seem lame after second entry but in 5, 10 or 20 years you will be glad you did.
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Old 10-07-2019, 02:03 PM   #9
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I don't ,but looking back, I sure wish I had. All those unforgettable times have someone become kinda faded ( but not for forgotten)
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Old 10-07-2019, 02:08 PM   #10
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There was a thread a while back where a guy shared his. Ended up noticing a trend of good hunts following a pressure change. Or something like that.
I remember the thread, lots of useful information in there.

I have not logged any hunts, but I think I am going to start. I am also going to start logging information on days that my target buck shows up. Which is once every 4-7 days days here lately.
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Old 10-07-2019, 02:19 PM   #11
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I logged each hunt when we had a lease. It started as a way to track movement related to weather but I threw in other tidbits as well. Found it a few weeks back and read through some of the hunts, funny what you forget in just a few years.

Now I hunt public so there isn't much to document.
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Old 10-07-2019, 03:26 PM   #12
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I logged each hunt when we had a lease. It started as a way to track movement related to weather but I threw in other tidbits as well. Found it a few weeks back and read through some of the hunts, funny what you forget in just a few years.

Now I hunt public so there isn't much to document.
You could record how many people you can hear rattling and grunting from your spot. Opening morning I swear I could hear at least 3 groups. You could also hear them chatting to each other.

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Old 10-07-2019, 03:38 PM   #13
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That's a good Idea. I'm going to start one for my daughter.
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:13 PM   #14
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I am 63, and I wish I had a log of every hunt I had been on. I think it would be good for my children and grandchildren.
I did a couple of seasons 25 yrs ago on a computer, which then crashed with no document backup.
I've done this. Running log of every successful hunt I've been on starting with my first deer. Hope my grandkids will enjoy reading it one day.

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Old 10-07-2019, 05:25 PM   #15
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I used to when I waterfowl hunted

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Old 10-07-2019, 05:53 PM   #16
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I put every hog kill on a calendar with sex, approximate weight and property. I have my last 5 years worth. I would love to know exactly how many deer I have taken with a bow.
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:05 PM   #17
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I have a Marlin 30-30 that I got as a Christmas gift when I was 14. I have notched every deer I've killed in the wood of this gun. Even small notches to represent antler points. My boys are always arguing over who gets the gun when I die
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:27 PM   #18
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I did that exact same log for about 10 years. Changed leases and quit doing it.
Pretty cool to look back and read some of the logs. Surprisingly 3rd day after the full moon was always a good day. Good luck.
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:37 PM   #19
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I have thought about doing this for a while now. Only thing I did was put together a spreadsheet of barometric pressure on every day that I can remember killing a buck using Weather Underground's historical weather data. Basically told me what is starting to become common knowledge: high pressure = better hunting.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:59 PM   #20
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Every single time I sit down in the stand I think about making a log. Then I swear that I'm going to start. Then I end up harvesting a deer. Then I forget about the log. Lather, rinse, repeat. Maybe one day lol.
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:13 PM   #21
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I have a Marlin 30-30 that I got as a Christmas gift when I was 14. I have notched every deer I've killed in the wood of this gun. Even small notches to represent antler points. My boys are always arguing over who gets the gun when I die
Be pretty funny if you just took it 6 feet under with you!
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:23 PM   #22
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You could use this, as it was made to help a Hunter log hunts https://thehuntersight.com
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:34 PM   #23
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You could use this, as it was made to help a Hunter log hunts https://thehuntersight.com
I was thinking more of an old school paper logbook that could be handed down to my kids & future grand kids...
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:59 PM   #24
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I've been keeping one for several years now for both deer and duck hunting. I wish I would've started it sooner. It's pretty neat to go back and look at my notes about things that happened during the hunt that otherwise I would've forgotten. It's also been valuable to use the weather info over a few season's to pick out trends in activity. I started a thread about it if you want to check it out.

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Old 10-07-2019, 09:17 PM   #25
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I did it on my South Africa hunt this year and really enjoyed it. I will stick with logging successful hunts. We started a private FB page to share gamecam pics and hunt recaps this year.


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Old 10-07-2019, 10:01 PM   #26
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That’d be cool but I’d get bored with it after a few weeks.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:31 PM   #27
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Sounds like a good idea until that second entry and youíre like man. This is lame..
I laughed at this^^
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:44 PM   #28
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I don’t kill enough animals to make a log lol
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:13 AM   #29
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For many years....
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