I am someone who loves hunting and have enjoyed going to the mountains with my father to look for game since I was young. Hunting is not just a sport for me, but also a way to explore nature and challenge myself. I have two like-minded friends, Edmund Paul and King Guy, who are also hunting enthusiasts. We often go on adventures together and enjoy the thrill of hunting.
This March, we decided to go hunting in the Huayang Mountains in Fuping, China. It’s a place we’ve never been to before, and we’ve heard that there are many wild animals and beautiful scenery there. We wanted to experience a different hunting environment and culture, and also challenge our skills and endurance. Night vision binoculars are essential equipment for night hunting, and this time we chose the Wildguarder Owler1 night vision binoculars from the brand in Shenzhen, China, hoping it could give us better visual effects and higher success rate.
In this article, I will share with you our hunting trip in Huayang Mountain, as well as our thoughts and evaluation of the Wildguarder Owler1 night vision binoculars. At the same time, I will also introduce the local customs and food, so that you can experience the charm and style of southern China. I hope you enjoy my article and welcome you to leave comments to share your own hunting experience and thoughts.
We chose to go hunting in Huayang Mountain in March because the climate is pleasant and the animals are more active. Huayang Mountain is located in the northwest of Shunchang County, Fujian Province, and is part of the Wuyi Mountains. It is about 8 kilometers away from the county town and covers an area of about 12 square kilometers. The Huayang Mountain Scenic Area is centered around Tianmen Peak, Huayang Peak, and Sanbao Peak. The scenery is quiet and beautiful, full of the mysterious aura of immortals. There are more than 200 mountains of various sizes in Huayang Mountain, with dense forests, flowing springs, rare birds and animals, strange rocks, and numerous caves. We heard that there are many rare animals and plants such as elk, macaques, and Chinese Yew trees, so we were very excited to see them.
We booked a farmhouse in advance online to stay for two nights and experience the local customs and food. We took a car from Nanping City to Shunchang County and then transferred to a local minibus to the entrance of the Huayang Mountain Scenic Area. At the entrance, we saw a small stone arch bridge with towering ancient trees beside it and a waterfall over 10 meters high under the bridge. We heard the sound of water and birds, and felt very comfortable. After walking along the path for a while, we arrived at the farmhouse we had booked. The farmhouse was a wooden house with a tiled roof, located on a hillside, surrounded by bamboo fences and melon sheds. The owner of the farmhouse was an old Yao couple who welcomed us warmly and arranged our room.
After we put down our luggage, we couldn’t wait to go hunting. We asked the old couple about the local hunting rules and precautions and rented their hunting guns and bullets. The old couple told us that the following rules must be followed when hunting in Huayang Mountain:
Do not enter the protected or prohibited areas at will;
Do not hunt endangered or protected animals;
Do not use illegal methods such as poison, electric shock or nets to catch animals;
Do not hunt animals during their breeding or lactation period;
Do not hunt animals beyond the specified quantity or time limit;
Do not damage or pollute the natural environment;
Do not disturb the normal life of other tourists or local residents;
Do not bring flammable, explosive, or dangerous goods into the scenic area;
Do not smoke, make noise, quarrel, or fight in the scenic area.
We followed the old couple’s instructions and chose a suitable hunting route, following the mountain stream and climbing up step by step, enjoying the beautiful scenery of Huayang Mountain along the way. We saw more than ten waterfalls of different sizes, among which the most fascinating were three waterfalls: Yulongtan Waterfall, Mandarin Duck Waterfall, and Tiger Jumping Waterfall. Yulongtan Waterfall flows between the cracks of the boulders like a jade dragon entering the pond, as beautiful as a jade Guiqiong flower; Mandarin Duck Waterfall is more than 50 meters long and more than 10 meters wide, with a slope of 45 degrees. The pool water falls evenly from the top of the waterfall, like a white silk pouring down, and the high-speed water flow collides with the uneven cliff surface, like shattered jade and broken ice, magnificent; Tiger Jumping Waterfall is located on the shoulder of Tianmen Peak and Tiger Rock Peak, with a height of 26 meters and a width of 6 meters, rushing down with a momentum of falling thousands of feet, roaring like summer thunder, and its sound can be heard several kilometers away. When the sun shines on it, a rainbow will appear in the mist formed by the waterfall, which is exceptionally beautiful.
We rested for a while on a forest clearing above the Mandarin Duck Waterfall, and then continued to climb upwards. We wanted to reach Tianmen Peak, the highest peak of Huayang Mountain, which has an ancient temple and a huge Tianmen stone. We heard that Tianmen Peak is the best hunting spot in Huayang Mountain, as it overlooks the entire valley and forest, which is conducive to finding and shooting animals. We walked along the steep mountain road and encountered some strange rocks and caves, some of which had myths and folk stories. We also saw the traces and sounds of some wild animals, some of which we had never seen before. We felt both excited and nervous, not knowing if we would encounter danger or surprises.
After about two hours of effort, we finally reached the top of Tianmen Peak. We stood on the peak, feeling the cool breeze and sunshine, and looking at the distant mountains and nearby forests. We felt that everything was so beautiful and peaceful, as if we had entered a fairyland. We took out the Wildguarder Owler1 night vision binoculars we brought with us and began to search for suitable hunting targets. This night vision binoculars is a brand from Shenzhen, China, and has a good reputation online. It has the following features:
Advanced infrared technology and high-definition camera, can observe animals clearly in the dark;
4x optical zoom and 2x digital zoom.
After using the Wildguarder Owler1 night vision binoculars for a while, we found some interesting animals. We saw a macaque jumping up and down on a tree, a wild rabbit running in and out of the grass, a pheasant pecking in the woods, and a deer drinking water by the water. We were all pleasantly surprised because these animals were our hunting targets. We decided to start with the closest pheasant and then slowly approach other animals. We adjusted the angle and distance of the hunting gun and gently pulled the trigger. The pheasant fell down with a sound, and we clapped our hands happily. We walked over and picked up the pheasant, only to find that it was already dead without struggling or pain. We felt that this was a clean and efficient hunting, without wasting bullets or time.
We continued to use the Wildguarder Owler1 night vision binoculars to search for other animals and found that the wild rabbit and deer were gone, possibly scared away by the gunshot. We only had one target left, the macaque, but it was not easy to hit. The macaque was very agile and alert, jumping around on the trees, sometimes hiding behind the leaves, sometimes peeping at our movements. We felt that this was a challenge and fun, so we decided not to give up and continued to track its movements. We locked its position with the Wildguarder Owler1 night vision binoculars and waited for a suitable opportunity. When it jumped from one tree to another, we seized the opportunity and quickly fired a bullet. The bullet flew towards the macaque, but did not hit its body, only grazing its tail. The macaque let out a cry of surprise, and then accelerated to escape. We felt a little regretful and disappointed, but it was still a thrilling and unforgettable hunting trip.