Friday, August 31, 2012

Bowhunting Deer: Pre-rut Whitetail Strategies

The temperatures at night start to graze the bottom of the mercury barrel. The amount of available sunlight decreases on a daily basis, and whitetail bucks slowly go mad with wanton desire. Rubs and scrapes appear on the edges of fields and along trails in high-interaction areas. Deer activity intensifies during daylight hours as a sudden influx of animals crossing highways and country roads at night increases. This stage of the whitetail breeding season is commonly referred to as the pre-rut.

Selecting the right stand location at this time of year can result in a close encounter of the monster buck kind. It's an extremely exciting time to be in the deer woods. There simply is no better time to identify, isolate and exploit the common behavioral traits of mature whitetails bucks than during the pre-rut.

Although the timing of the rut fluctuates across North America -- the farther one travels south, the later the rut occurs -- the tactics described here will work throughout the entire range of the white-tailed deer.

We all know what happens during the rut. Bucks are running around like wild dogs in a helter-skelter manner, chasing every hot doe that crosses their path for miles. Sure you see a lot of bucks during this time of the year, but patterning those bucks and trying to close-in on one particular buck is a nightmare at best.

So why am I discussing pre-rut whitetail deer tactics in the middle of February you ask? Because there is no better time to be searching the woods for the sign that will lead you to a pre-rut stage monster buck this coming fall than right now!

Buck Lairs

Continuously monitoring and scouting various trail systems can lead to areas that big bucks prefer to roam. Virtually living solitary lives for most of the year, big whitetails often select the nastiest, most impenetrable piece of real estate in an area to call home. These areas are normally located in sections of timber where deer feel safe.

Cedar swamps, standing cornfields, briar thickets, brush-choked streambeds and pine plantations are all areas that offer protection and provide concealed daytime movement. For this reason, bucks will often establish their bedding areas -- or core areas -- nearby. Mature animals will routinely use this type of cover to move from one section of the woods to another.

Although bucks tend to let down their guard during the heat of the rut, safety is still their No. 1 concern throughout the pre-rut period. The odds of arrowing trophy deer are excellent in places where they feel secure. Identifying and studying these areas will earn you the opportunity to harvest a true wall hanger.

Setting up over trails that link feeding and bedding areas can still produce good results. Bucks will continue to use early-season trails, making short visits at food plots and crop fields as they slowly extend their range into neighboring territory. These excursions focus on assessing the breeding status of local doe concentrations, and storing energy for the rigors of the upcoming rut by quickly consuming high-energy chow.

In most cases, trophy bucks choose to travel on less-defined trails that skirt heavy cover. Rarely will you see a mature deer traveling through open timber or crossing an open field at this time. Keeping a low profile is standard operating procedure, but the one weakness bucks have in sustaining an anonymous lifestyle is the uncontrollable habit of leaving behind evidence of their existence. Accurately interpreting and processing this information can be a tremendous aid in devising a plan of attack.

Solving The Puzzle

The most difficult aspect of hunting trophy whitetails is interpreting deer sign. Developing this skill will take time and experience. By using a little creativity you can learn to evaluate and eventually exploit the sign that bucks yield in the wake of their travels.

Imagine interpreting and processing deer sign as constructing a giant jigsaw puzzle. The wooded terrain and natural food sources of a certain area make up the main body and outer edges of the puzzle. The final pieces include rubs, scrapes, trails and bedding areas. Normally the edges of a puzzle are the easiest to identify and arrange. The task becomes more challenging and reveals more of the impending scene as you work towards the center. Gathering bits of information and applying the acquired knowledge will lead to a specific strategy for solving the puzzle. In one case it may be a beautiful mountain vista or prominent landmark. In the other, a trophy buck.

I personally focus my attention on finding fresh rubs while on scouting forays. Rubs are one of the few distinguishing pieces of evidence that verifies antlered animals are frequenting a certain locale. From the time their antlers harden in early September until they cast them in late winter bucks will make rubs. Saplings, fence posts, power line poles and a wide variety of scrub brush fall victim to their abuse. Taking advantage of a buck's natural tendency to create these spontaneous woodland sculptures is the answer to consistently taking bragging-size bucks during the pre-rut.

Scrapes are also an indication that bucks are working an area. Studies have shown that the majority of activity in and around a scrape generally occurs under the cover of darkness. Yearlings and immature bucks will visit scrapes on a regular basis, but mature animals tend to shy away from these locations during daylight hours. For this reason, rubs normally offer a more reliable means of plotting travel patterns than scrapes.

However, during a recent hunt in northern Missouri, I witnessed several large bucks visiting a primary scrape at various times of the day, including the first hours of daylight in the morning and the last few hours before sunset in late afternoon. One of the aforementioned bucks sported a massive, bone-white set of antlers whose rack would score somewhere in the high 160s as a 10-point typical. I had definite plans of harvesting this particular animal, but due to a perplexing attack of impatience I wound up shooting a lesser deer only to have the big 10 show up under my stand moments after harvesting the smaller buck.

In this case, I learned that there are simply no absolutes when it comes to bowhunting trophy whitetails. Anything can happen at anytime. An example of this -- as stated previously -- are the many studies that substantiate the frequency of nighttime scraping activity by mature deer. Yet those north Missouri bucks were brazenly working their scrapes during broad daylight without a care in the world.

So when pursuing trophy bucks with archery equipment it's best to keep an open mind for every possible opportunity to be able to capitalize on the habits of the deer in your particular area. This type of mindset is yet another key to outwitting pre-rut whitetails.

Search and Enjoy

One of the most productive times to search for deer sign is immediately following the bow season. Another is during the spring. In the early stages of spring, the woods appear in basically the same condition as they did during the previous bow season. Rubs, scrapes and trails are exposed and are easily identifiable. This time of the year also offers yet another opportunity to legally harvest the prized headgear of virtually every buck in your hunting area. This highly enjoyable, early spring activity I'm referring to is widely known in the bowhunting ranks as shed hunting.

Hunting for shed antlers has become one of the fastest growing pastimes of an ever-increasing number of outdoor enthusiasts. Serious bowhunters, nature lovers and those who seek to profit from these complimentary woodland souvenirs are among the most recognized of today's burgeoning legion of bone collectors. With a formal record book in current production that is solely dedicated to shed antlers, and a separate category that officially recognizes them as stand-alone trophies, the one-time leisure pursuit of a few adventurous individuals has now become an extremely competitive arena.

Scouring the woods for these naturally abandoned gems of the whitetail world definitely has its advantages for archers seeking trophy bucks. Finding a single shed -- or if you're lucky enough -- a matched set of antlers will positively confirm that a certain buck has survived the hunting season. Also, simply knowing that a particular buck is still alive and well, and is residing in your hunting area on a consistent basis, will significantly increase your odds of killing him next bow season. Yet another reward for your efforts is the beautiful addition that shed antlers make to any trophy room. Attached to the skull plate or displayed on a mantle or laid out on deer hide covered coffee table makes no difference to me. Antlers are eye-popping works of art that are just plain cool.

Unfortunately, the exploration of every hunting spot prior to the season is not possible, leaving many pieces of the whitetail puzzle missing or out of place. In this case, you must switch gears and start to look at things from a different perspective. Scouting just prior to, or during the open season, is tricky business. One wrong move could ruin a spot for the entire year. Yet there is a way to get the drop on the resident deer herd with only marginal amounts of disturbance.

Rubs made the previous fall are the keys to locating hot spots in unfamiliar territory. Fresh rubs are much better, but one of the easiest ways to pinpoint productive stand sites in a new area or when the season is fast approaching is by tracking down old rubs. Old rubs provide valuable clues to unlocking preferred travel corridors. The logic behind this method relies on the habitual nature of deer. A spot that held bucks in the past will usually hold them in the future if the deer still feel secure while moving through the area.

Stand Placement

The location of rubs is more important than their size. A big rub is a relatively accurate measure of the quality of animal you are pursuing. On the other hand, big rubs can only tell you where a good buck was, not where he is going to be on a regular basis. Rubbing activity normally takes place under the cover of darkness along field edges. Bucks often stop and make rubs when exiting a field in the morning. Although the eye-catching fallout from these late-night calisthenics can be very impressive, don't bank on seeing the buck during daylight hours at the edge of the field.

Prime locations are easily identifiable, but not as easy to find. It will take a fair amount of dedication and legwork to uncover areas where big bucks spend the majority of their time. Relying on rubs will eventually lead to the center of a buck's bedroom. Bucks tend to mark the perimeter of their bedding areas with rubs. There will usually be a line of rubs leading into and another line leading away from a bedding area. Concentrate on clusters of rubs adjacent to heavy cover or a line of rubs leading into similar terrain. Setting up within close proximity of the trail, or trails, that link these rubs can lead to a close range shot at a good deer.

Be thoroughly discriminate in the process of stand selection. Set up 15 to 20 yards from the edge of the trail or line/cluster of rubs. Choose a tree that takes advantage of the prevailing wind direction. Make sure the thermals will blow your scent away from the deer and their expected route of travel. Place the stand in a spot that allows immature and non-antlered specimens of your quarry to pass by without detecting your presence. The goal is to catch the buck on his feet during legal shooting hours. To increase your odds of success, place a stand as close to the buck's bedding area as possible without tipping your hand. Couple the location with fresh rut sign and sit tight.

To maintain a productive stand site, consider the following advice: Make sure to alter your entry and exit routes to and from your stand to keep the deer guessing. Try and keep noise to a bear minimum while in close proximity of the ambush site. Take every precaution necessary to avoid contaminating the area with human scent. Wash all hunting clothes in baking soda, or similar agent, and apply scent-eliminating sprays. Don't over-hunt the stand or allow the deer to pattern your movements. Avoid touching low-hanging branches or saplings to reduce the risk of dispensing alarming odor on surrounding vegetation. And, [I, personally,] always wear a pair of Elimitrax or scent-free footwear to conceal [my] your footpath.

Going to these extremes will boost success rates. It will also prevent the contrasting reality of enduring long, unproductive vigils of babysitting vacant woodlots during the pre-rut.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Best Four Considerations On Refinance Auto Loan Calculator

When you're thinking about buying a car, when you have a tool that gives estimations on the rates of interest, your odds of obtaining the very best rates becomes simpler.

You're surely more likely to achieve in getting a loan when you've got this sort of guidance.

If you make your month to month payments often for any period of time it is possible to submit an application for car refinancing.

If that's the case you possibly can make usage of a refinance auto loan calculator to find out if you can have less expensive interest rates.

Understanding that, and to deliver end users chance, here are the very best 4 methods for utilizing refinance auto loan calculator:

1. Refinance auto loan calculator is really a valuable software. It drastically improves the state of one's finances. What it in fact does is it assists you to make knowledgeable selections. This is often essential because you will understand the amount of money you're going to save with a high percentage of precision. Not using this well or ignoring it could cause monetary uncertainty. As an example, if it is not the correct time for you to refinance because of your bad credit, you might end up having bigger troubles.

2. The calculator gives text areas in which you must key in all of your existing details. This will be relevant because based on the details it'll give back the evaluations. Necessary specifics you have to enter are your latest vehicle loan particulars, starting and ending dates, number of pending payments, regular monthly interest rates, pending loan amount. It's a good idea to have all of the documentation available before you begin using the calculator.

3. Do some searching online for the re-finance auto loan calculators. This may be a vital component because numerous automobile lenders have an online presence nowadays. Look if they give you a refinance calculator. The majority of the internet sites offer you one at no cost. This can be a very quick and straightforward approach. By working with this properly you'll be able to decide if automobile re-financing is a great selection for you or not presently.

4. Analyze meticulously whether refinancing is worth now? This really is one more crucial element to consider. If you had a bad credit when you've got your earlier loan, you might have faced high rates of interest. Now say by making regular month-to-month installments at least within the last 6 months you've got your credit report enhanced. In such cases, you can use a refinance auto loan calculator and make a selection whether it's smart to apply for car re-financing and thereby get reduced interest rates.

Once you stick to these 4 strategies for re-finance auto loan calculator, most likely you'll do well at getting cheaper interest rates quickly.

In the event you leave out or dismiss one, you risk getting poorer outcomes than you could otherwise anticipate.

Many people have been successful using these 4 strategies for re-finance auto loan calculator and therefore you too can!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Getting Auto Loans For Students Are Easier Than You Think

For a student, buying a car these days is more of a necessity but acquiring an auto loan is not so easy for any student. Banks are not too enthusiastic about granting auto loans to students as there is no credibility of any real income coming in. Besides, most banks worry it turning into a bad debt. But there are some financial institutions that make it easy for the student to acquire a bad credit car loan with reasonable loan rates and no demand for perfect credit ratings.

The reason why some financial institutions are willing to take a risk on students is because an auto loan is a secured loan wherein the institution can get to keep your car in case payments are not made. If you have bad credit, it is advisable to first clean up your finances before applying for a new loan. Try improving your credit score as that might help you with the auto loan on good credit. However, if you must take that loan, seek out car dealerships specializing in bad credit auto loans in case of poor credit. Remember you might have to end up paying a higher rate of interest in case of a bad credit car loan.

Aiming for an affordable car with a bad credit auto loan is advisable. If you opt for an expensive car, chances are your application could get rejected. Get different quotes and compare the interest rates, monthly installments, and loan durations through different lenders. Do a thorough online survey of what the current Auto Loan rates are and whether your credit history can support that action. Applying for a new car loan without being aware of your credit score is not a wise move. Shopping online for a bad credit car loan is highly convenient these days wherein application processes are fairly simple and come with the lowest possible car loan rates.

If you want to avoid the dealer finance because of the down payment, you can. Car dealerships normally hike up the interest rates on bad credit auto loans and usually they are the ones to submit your auto loan application to lenders. To go ahead with this step, you must know a bit about the lenders so you can approach them directly. Then you just have to put your negotiating prowess to use and make a deal for yourself.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Auto Loans For No Credit People: Bad Credit Can Not Detain You From Having An Automobile

If you are willing to buy a new vehicle and your pockets do not suffice for it, you will surely go for loans. But your credit is a big issue of concern as it is a scale of your repayment ability. In these cases if you are having a poor credit tag due to the late payments of the previous debts or CCJ's or arrears, it may cause you nightmares. Auto loans for no credit people appear as a bed of roses for you in these circumstances.

Some remarkable features

These loans are not very long term loans. They may be considered as the personal loans that assist you to buy a vehicle even in a no credit situation. Like other loans these loans are also available in secured and unsecured formats. The flexibilities associated with these loans put them in a very distinct category.

Some statistics involved with the auto loans for no credit people

The approved amount varies among lenders but on an average you can apply for a maximum amount of 5000. The rate of interest on these loans is quite low as compared with the facilities that they provide. In terms of figures it is around 15% to 20% APR. The repayment installments begin from the next month onwards and take some time around 1 to 3 years.

The resources for these loans

The online availability has added the speed to the application and approval procedures. You may locate thousands of lenders in just a few minutes of browsing. You may select their terms and conditions and select the one offering best deal. Along with the application form you have to submit some papers regarding your income and credit status. In a few working days the lender assesses your details and approves the loan that you are free to use now. Once you pay the installments regularly your credit score improves and you can get rid of your bad credit tag.