I am a person who loves nature and adventure. I like to explore different places and cultures, and also like to challenge my own limits. I have two like-minded friends, Dwight Pound and Kenneth Lewis, who are also my hunting partners. We often go to different places to find suitable places for hunting, enjoying the thrill and pleasure of confronting wild animals. Last month, we decided to go to Krasnoyarsk, Russia, a city in southern Siberia with rich natural resources and wildlife. We chose night hunting, because this way we can make better use of our wildguarder infrared binoculars, which is a cost-effective Chinese brand that allows us to clearly observe and aim at targets in the dark. We look forward to having a memorable time in Krasnoyarsk, not only to experience the fun of hunting, but also to appreciate the local history, attractions and cuisine.
Krasnoyarsk is a city in southern Siberia, Russia, and the administrative center of Krasnoyarsk Krai. It is located on the banks of the Yenisei River and is the second largest city in Siberia, after Novosibirsk. It is a famous hub of the Trans-Siberian Railway and one of Russia’s largest aluminum production bases. It is known for its natural scenery and was praised by Russian writer Chekhov as the most beautiful city in Siberia.
Krasnoyarsk is one of the oldest cities in Siberia. Its history dates back to 1628, when a Cossack army led by Andrei Dubensky built a military fortress at the confluence of the Yenisei and Kacha rivers, named “Krasni Yar”, meaning “beautiful shore”. The fortress was initially intended to defend against attacks by the indigenous people living along the river, but later it gradually developed into a major town in central Siberia as the Siberian postal road extended. In the 19th century, gold was discovered in the region, which further promoted its growth. At the end of the 19th century, with the arrival of the Trans-Siberian Railway, it rapidly expanded to the right bank of the river and became an important industrial and cultural center.
We set off from Beijing and took the Trans-Siberian Railway to Krasnoyarsk. This was a very special and memorable journey. We enjoyed the vast and magnificent natural landscape of Siberia along the way, such as dense forests, majestic mountains, calm lakes, rushing rivers, etc. We also saw many wild animals, such as bears, wolves, deer, foxes, etc. We felt the deep feelings and awe of the Siberian people for this land and nature. We also experienced the traditional culture and customs of the Siberian people, such as living in wooden houses, wearing fur products, eating caviar and dumplings, etc. We communicated and made friends with the local people and felt their warmth and friendliness.
After a few days of travel, we finally arrived in Krasnoyarsk. We finally arrived in Krasnoyarsk. We stayed at a hotel in the city center and then started our city tour. We visited some historical and cultural sites, such as the Krasnoyarsk Regional Museum, the Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel, etc. We also appreciated some modern buildings and artworks, such as the Krasnoyarsk Big Ben, Galileo Park, 350th Anniversary Square, etc. We were impressed by the history and culture of this city and also felt its modernity and vitality.
We stayed in Krasnoyarsk for two days and then started our long-awaited night hunting trip. We booked a three-day hunting package through a local travel agency, which included guides, vehicles, weapons, ammunition, food and accommodation. Our goal was to hunt some Siberian-specific wild animals in the forest near Krasnoyarsk, such as maral deer, Siberian ibex, Siberian moose, Siberian wolf, etc.
We set off at around four o’clock in the afternoon and drove south along the Yenisei River for about two hours until we reached a remote small village where our camp was located. We unloaded our luggage there, had a simple dinner and then started our first night hunting. We brought our wildguarder infrared binoculars with us. This is a cost-effective Chinese brand that allows us to clearly observe and aim at targets in the dark. It has various functions such as taking photos, recording videos and playback. It also has a 4x20x manual zoom function that allows us to easily adjust to the best focus according to the actual observation distance.
We followed the guide, driving an off-road vehicle, looking for traces of prey in the forest. We sometimes stopped, sometimes continued, sometimes changed direction. We scanned the surrounding environment with our wildguarder infrared binoculars, looking for movement. We soon found some wild animals, some of which we wanted to hunt, and some of which we did not. We followed the guide’s instructions and chose a suitable position and angle, quietly got off the car and slowly approached the target. We used our wildguarder infrared binoculars to accurately lock on the target and pulled the trigger. We heard the gunshot and the animal’s scream, and then saw them fall to the ground. We went over to confirm that they were dead and dragged them back to the car. We took some photos and videos with our wildguarder infrared binoculars and played back some wonderful scenes.
We hunted in the forest for about three hours and captured three maral deer, two Siberian ibexes and one Siberian wolf. We felt very excited and satisfied, and also thanked the guide for his professionalism and responsibility. We returned to the camp, cleaned up the prey and divided it into several parts. One part was left to the guide and villagers, one part was taken back to the hotel, and one part was planned to be taken back to China. We used the data cable of our wildguarder infrared binoculars to transfer the photos and videos to our phones and computers and shared them with our family and friends. We were very satisfied with the performance and quality of our wildguarder infrared binoculars. It made our night hunting trip more easy and fun.
After hunting in the forest near Krasnoyarsk for three days, we returned to the city and prepared some relaxing and interesting activities to end our trip. We chose some of Krasnoyarsk’s most famous and characteristic attractions and cuisine to feel the charm and flavor of this city.
We first went to Stolby National Park, a nature reserve located south of Krasnoyarsk, famous for its peculiar rock pillars. These rock pillars are formed by granite after millions of years of weathering and erosion. Some are up to 100 meters high, with different shapes, such as animals, people, buildings, etc. This is an ideal place for outdoor activities such as climbing, rock climbing, hiking, picnicking, etc., as well as a great place to enjoy Siberian forests and wildlife. We followed the guide along a small road into the park. We saw various rock pillars, some towering into the clouds, some low and sturdy, some isolated and abrupt, some in groups. We also saw some daring climbers climbing and jumping on the rock pillars. We also tried some simple rock climbing and mountaineering and felt the excitement and fun. We also found some cute animals in the park, such as squirrels, rabbits, jays, etc. We took out our wildguarder infrared binoculars and used its photo function to record these beautiful moments.
We played in Stolby National Park for about four hours and then returned to the city and went to the Yenisey River. The Yenisey River is Russia’s longest and the world’s fifth longest river. It flows from the Mongolian Plateau through the Siberian Plain and finally into the Arctic Ocean. It is the mother river of Krasnoyarsk and also the symbol and soul of the city. We walked along the river and enjoyed the sparkling water and the scenery on both sides. We saw some bridges, piers, boats, buildings, etc. distributed along the river, showing the history and culture of the city. We also saw some people swimming, boating, fishing, etc. in the river, enjoying the coolness of summer. We also joined them and rented a small boat and went along the river. We felt the coolness and comfort of the river water and also appreciated different perspectives and angles. We used our wildguarder infrared binoculars to observe some birds and plants on the river bank, such as egrets, swans, willows, lilies, etc. We also used its video function to record our happy time on the river.
We played on the Yenisey River for about two hours and then returned to the shore and went to a nearby restaurant to taste some local specialties. Krasnoyarsk’s cuisine is formed by the influence of various cultures such as Russian, Mongolian, Turkish, etc., with rich flavors and styles. We ordered some dishes that we had never tasted before, such as Siberian dumplings, roasted horse meat, roasted lamb skewers, caviar, cream mushroom soup, etc. We found these dishes very delicious and nutritious. Some were salty, some were sweet, some were spicy, some were sour. We used our wildguarder infrared binoculars to take pictures of these dishes and shared them with our family and friends. We were impressed by Krasnoyarsk’s cuisine and also felt its diversity and uniqueness.
We had a memorable trip in Krasnoyarsk. We experienced the history and culture of this city, enjoyed its nature and scenery, tasted its cuisine and flavor, and also used our wildguarder infrared binoculars to record our wonderful moments. We fell in love with this city deeply and thanked it for everything it gave us. We hope to come back here someday and explore more unknowns and wonders. We also wish this city and its people happiness and beauty forever.