Since taking up stalking 15 years ago . For every stalk i have been on there is a diary entry . I note the weather , the wind direction , deer seen , deer shot , deer misssed and any worth while information gathered whilst stalking . Looking back at my diary i can see it took me 22 stalks to shoot my first deer .The morning i shot four deer . The sad day i lost a deer . The day my dog found a deer ,i would,nt have .I use the diary as a reference ie to find out where i found deer this time last year . I would recommend novices and experienced rifles keep a diary , the pleasure and information it gives its worth it .