Steward Bird, Jessica Owen and I went hunting at Simian Mountain in Chongqing, China. Since we planned to hunt at night, we chose the WildGuarder brand from Shenzhen, China to test their night vision binoculars. During our hunting trip, we also learned about the local customs and cuisine.
Simian Mountain is a national AAAA-level tourist attraction located in Simian Town, Jiangjin District, Chongqing. It is about 100 kilometers away from the center of Chongqing, Sichuan Luzhou, and Guizhou Zunyi, and is located in the core area of the tourist golden triangle of Chongqing, Sichuan and Guizhou. The area covers 213.37 square kilometers, with an altitude of 1000-1500 meters. It integrates mountains, water, forest, waterfall and rock, and is a unique natural landscape with beautiful ecological environment and rich tourism resources. Simian Mountain is known as the “Town of Thousand Waterfalls” and has a water area of 5 square kilometers, with 80% of the water reaching first-class quality. There are three major water systems: Feilong River, Chaba River, and Linxian River. There are nine lakes above 800 meters above sea level, forming a large-scale high-altitude lake group. Simian Mountain also has many excellent attractions such as land rock paintings, Longtan Lake, and Dahonghai.
We took a car from Chongqing city to Simian Mountain, which took about two hours. After arriving at the scenic area, we first stayed in a nearby farmhouse to enjoy authentic local food. The farmhouse owner was very enthusiastic and introduced us to the local customs and hunting precautions. He said that Simian Mountain is a good place for hunting with many wild animals such as rabbits, pheasants, and ducks. He also said that there was a special rule in Simian Mountain that animals cannot be shot at random, but must be captured alive using traps or bows and arrows. This can protect animal resources and increase the fun and challenge of hunting.
We found the owner’s advice reasonable and decided to follow it. We rented some traps and bows and arrows from the owner and brought our own night vision binoculars from WildGuarder. This night vision binoculars is one of the most advanced night vision devices in the world.
We stayed in Simian Mountain for one night and started hunting early the next morning. We had a hearty breakfast at the farmhouse and borrowed a motorcycle from the owner to go to some hunting spots in the scenic area. The owner gave us a route to follow, saying that there were many wild animal traces on this road, and if we were lucky, we might encounter some rabbits, pheasants, ducks, etc. He also reminded us to pay attention to safety, not to shoot at random, and to capture animals alive with traps or bows and arrows. He said that Simian Mountain is a national scenic spot and an ecological tourism demonstration zone, with many rare animal and plant species such as macaques, wawas, sycamores, and Chinese yews. He said that if we could see these animals and plants, we would be very lucky, and we should not try to harm them.
After listening to the boss’s words, we also admire his respect and protection for nature. We brought our night vision binoculars and other equipment and set off on motorcycles. This night vision binoculars is a product of the WildGuarder brand, claiming to be one of the most advanced night vision devices in the world. It has many advantages, such as:
- It can provide a clear view in the dark, allowing us to observe nocturnal animals.
- It has a 4x magnification and 50mm objective diameter, allowing us to see farther and more detailed images.
- It has a built-in infrared illuminator that provides additional light in complete darkness.
- It has a high-definition color screen that allows us to see real color images.
- It has a video recording function that allows us to save or transfer the images we see to other devices.
- It has a waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof design that allows us to use it in various harsh environments.
We rode our motorcycles along the route indicated by the boss, and saw many beautiful scenery along the way. Simian Mountain has a rich variety of natural landscapes, such as high mountain lakes, waterfall groups, Danxia landforms, rock paintings, etc. We occasionally stopped to admire these beautiful scenery and used our night vision binoculars to observe whether there were any animals around. We found that this night vision binoculars is very useful, as it allows us to see clearly during the day and night, and we can also record and share the images with others.
Along the way, we encountered some small animals, such as squirrels, hedgehogs, and bats. We gently caught some with traps or bows and arrows, but did not harm them. We only took some photos and then released them. We also didn’t want to disturb the ecological balance here, after all, Simian Mountain is a national scenic spot and a national eco-tourism demonstration area, with many rare animal and plant species. We also saw some signs of rural tourism that advertised wild game for eating, such as wild rabbits, pheasants, and wild ducks, but we did not try them because we felt it was not ethical and not sanitary. Instead, we chose to stay in a farmhouse in the scenic area and ate some local specialties, such as tofu pudding, sour soup fish, and stir-fried bacon. These dishes were delicious and not expensive.
After dinner, we returned to our room and rested for a while. Our room was clean and comfortable, with an independent bathroom and air conditioning, and a small balcony where we could see the beautiful scenery of Simian Mountain. We used our night vision binoculars to observe Simian Mountain at night and found that many animals were active, such as macaques, wild boars, and foxes. We also saw some stars, which felt very romantic. We used the video recording function of the night vision binoculars to save all these wonderful images. We think this night vision binoculars is very worthwhile to buy, as it makes our trip more interesting and unforgettable.