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#3132349 - 01/20/13 08:19 PM keeping records
74MOPAR
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Registered: 12/08/12
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Thinking of keeping a record or log each year of the season, maybe kill dates, location, weather and other info. Im sure alot of you alredy do this, any tips?
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#3132415 - 01/20/13 08:54 PM Re: keeping records [Re: 74MOPAR]
102
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Here are a few of the bits of info I use.
I also add kill tag #, year, number of kill, State, County, date, WMA, and a few more things.
I started in 1981 with my first kill.
I just added my 216th bow and 34th gun kill a few minutes ago.

It has been amazing to see the patterns evolve.

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#3132447 - 01/20/13 09:13 PM Re: keeping records [Re: 102]
74MOPAR
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Wow, that is detailed and very cool
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#3132474 - 01/20/13 09:29 PM Re: keeping records [Re: 74MOPAR]
Master Chief
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That's pretty neat 102. I may have to start myself.
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#3132496 - 01/20/13 09:38 PM Re: keeping records [Re: Master Chief]
Poleaxe
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Registered: 09/08/12
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Theres deer diary programs you can buy for your computer if u dont want to write em down or if u like me have to worry bout your youngling gettin into your papers.
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#3132535 - 01/20/13 10:12 PM Re: keeping records [Re: Poleaxe]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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i like that
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#3132678 - 01/21/13 07:28 AM Re: keeping records [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
102
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I'll reveal a few stand outs from my data. All data is bow related. Though I rarely gun hunt (average about 1 per year per 31 years) I do bow hunt the entire season, September through January.

Out of almost 220 deer bow kills, the most common date for a kill has been October 20th.
The most common time has been 10 AM.

The average shot distance is 19 yards.

For a big buck kill (mature body/antler), November 18th in South/East Tennessee is the date.

In Southern Illinois that date is November 10th. Without a doubt, according to my, and my friends field notes, November 10th is THE day to see big, mature bucks in daylight on their feet.

In all honesty, I do the biggest bulk of my hunting before December 1st. And several of my gun brethren swear by December 10th for South/East Tennessee when I am not frequenting the woods as much as I am in October and November.
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Luck is where Opportunity and Preparation MEET!
When in doubt...back out!
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#3132725 - 01/21/13 08:12 AM Re: keeping records [Re: 102]
Redfred16
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The group of guys I hunted with in Wisconsin started keeping a detailed log a few years back.

In it you were expected to put what stand you sat in, date/time started and finished, weather conditions, all huntable big game you saw(deer, bears, turkey) and then anything you killed.

It was cool to go back and see how the deer changed travel routes over just 180 acres over the course of a season. IT also helped us plan were to hang each years new stands or if any needed to be moved.
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#3133126 - 01/21/13 02:05 PM Re: keeping records [Re: Redfred16]
mathews338
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Registered: 11/05/09
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I keep records but not as detailed as 102's.

cool info 102!

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#3133208 - 01/21/13 03:16 PM Re: keeping records [Re: mathews338]
huntinkev
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I am going to start one next year. I want to include barametric pressure and wind direction and speed also.
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