Vietnam is a country with abundant natural resources and diverse cultures, attracting countless travelers and adventurers every year. As someone who loves hunting, I have always wanted to go to Vietnam to experience the wildlife and natural scenery there. So, my two friends Barry Adolph and Steven Byron and I decided to go hunting at Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve in central Vietnam in March 2023. It is a forest area isolated from human activities, surrounded by a series of mountains, and has rich biodiversity. As we planned to hunt at night, night vision binoculars were essential equipment. After searching for many brands and models online, we chose the Wildguarder Owler1 night vision binoculars from Shenzhen, China. It has high definition, high magnification, high brightness, high contrast, and high durability, which are very suitable for our needs. In this article, I will share our hunting process and experience at Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve, as well as how we use the Wildguarder Owler1 night vision binoculars to observe and track wild animals. I will also introduce the attractions and cuisine we visited near Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve. Finally, I will summarize our travel gains and experiences, and why I think Vietnam is a country worth visiting and Wildguarder Owler1 night vision binoculars are worth buying.
Before we went hunting in Vietnam, we first needed to understand where we were going: Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve. This is a natural reserve located on the Kon Tum plateau in central Vietnam, with an area of about 50 square kilometers and an altitude between 1500 meters and 2600 meters. It has rich biodiversity and is the habitat of many endangered species.
The name of Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve comes from the mountain range where it is located: Ngoc Linh Mountains. This is a mountain peak with a height of 2598 meters, known as the “roof of southern Vietnam.” The Ngoc Linh Mountains are part of the Annamite Range, which is the natural boundary between Vietnam and Laos. The climate here is changeable and has tropical, subtropical, and temperate characteristics.
Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve has unique vegetation types, including evergreen broad-leaved forests, coniferous forests, bamboo forests, and shrubs. There are 385 plant species here, including 16 globally endangered species, such as Vietnamese ginseng (Panax vietnamensis).
Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve is also the home of many wild animals, with 51 mammal species, 171 bird species, 15 reptile species, and 25 amphibian species. There are some animals that are only distributed here or rarely seen, such as the Truong Son muntjac (Muntiacus truongsonensis), Ngoc Linh laughingthrush (Garrulax ngoclinhensis), and Lumarius tree frog (Gracixalus lumarius).
Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve is a very suitable place for hunting because it has rich wildlife resources and human activities are minimal, which will not disturb the lives of animals. We hope to see some rare or precious animals here, or at least experience the charm of the Vietnam forest.
Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve is a great place for hunting due to its abundant wildlife resources and minimal human activity that doesn’t disturb the animals’ lives. We hope to see some rare or precious animals here, or at least experience the charm of Vietnamese forests.
Before going hunting in Vietnam, we need to prepare some necessary equipment, and the most important of them is the night vision binoculars. As we plan to hunt at night, many wild animals will come out and move around, and human eyes cannot see clearly in the dark. The night vision binoculars can use infrared light or low-light amplifiers, allowing us to see targets in the dark and also take photos or videos to record our hunting experience.
After searching many brands and models online, we chose the Wildguarder owler1 night vision binoculars from the Chinese company Shenzhen. This is a professional digital night vision binoculars with the following features and advantages:
High definition: It has a 2 million pixel CMOS sensor that can provide high-definition images and videos. It also has a 2-inch TFT display screen for direct viewing or playback.
High magnification: It supports 20x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom, allowing us to see targets farther and clearer. It also has a 31mm objective lens that provides a wider field of view.
High brightness: It has a built-in 5W infrared LED light that emits 850nm infrared light, allowing us to observe targets within 500 meters in complete darkness. It also has 9-level brightness adjustment, depending on the ambient light and target distance.
High contrast: It has multi-layer coated lenses that can effectively reduce glare and reflection, and improve image contrast and clarity. It also has black and white and color modes that can be switched according to personal preferences.
High durability: It has a sturdy housing and waterproof and dustproof design that can adapt to various harsh environments and climates. It also has a detachable shoulder strap and a soft glove for easy carrying and operation.
In short, the Wildguarder owler1 night vision binoculars are a very suitable product for hunting. It allows us to see targets in the dark and record our hunting process. It is also a very cost-effective product, which can be purchased for only $329.99. We are very satisfied with our choice and look forward to using it in Vietnam.
Our hunting experience in Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve in Vietnam was very memorable. It is a high-altitude nature reserve with rich biodiversity and beautiful scenery. We encountered many rare and unique animals here, such as the Truong Son muntjac (Muntiacus truongsonensis), Ngoc Linh laughingthrush (Garrulax ngoclinhensis), and Tonkin snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopitheus avunculus). We also discovered some new species of the genus Crocidura, which have distinctive appearances and habits.
During the hunting process, we made full use of the functions of the Wildguarder owler1 night vision binoculars. It allowed us to observe and track animals clearly in the dark without disturbing them. This night vision binoculars also has the function of recording videos and taking photos. We used it to record some valuable scenes, such as a Truong Son muntjac grazing in the moonlight, a group of Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys playing on the tree, and a Ngoc Linh laughingthrush singing on the branch.
The hunting process was not smooth sailing; we encountered some challenges and difficulties. For example, due to the high altitude, low temperature, and thin air, we needed to adapt to the climate and environment. Also, due to the dense forest and complex terrain, we needed to walk carefully to avoid getting lost or injured. Moreover, since the animals here are very alert and agile, we needed to be patient, wait for the right time and angle to shoot.
In addition to hunting, we also visited some interesting attractions near Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve in Vietnam and tasted some delicious food. Here are some of our recommendations:
Mountain top temple: This is a Buddhist temple located on the top of Ngoc Linh Mountain, built-in 1976, and is the center of local faith. The temple’s architectural style is simple and elegant, harmoniously blending with the surrounding natural environment. From the temple, you can overlook the magnificent scenery of the entire reserve and feel a sense of peace and tranquility.
Coffee garden: Vietnam is one of the world’s largest coffee-producing countries, and there are many coffee gardens near Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve that grow varieties such as Arabica and Robusta. We visited one of the coffee gardens, learned about the planting, harvesting, and processing of coffee, and tasted freshly roasted coffee with a strong aroma and mellow taste.
Mi Quang: This is one of the most famous foods in Vietnam, made from rice noodles and usually served with meat soup, cilantro, bean sprouts, and other condiments. We ate a bowl of Mi Quang at a small stall, which felt very refreshing and nourishing and was especially suitable for eating in high-altitude areas.
Spring rolls: This is another classic food in Vietnam, wrapped with various fillings such as shrimp, pork, and vegetables with rice paper, then fried or eaten raw. We tried two types of spring rolls, one fried with crispy skin and tender filling, and the other eaten raw with a refreshing taste, paired with peanut sauce or fish sauce, which was very delicious.
Through this article, I want to share with you the hunting experience of me and my two friends, Barry Adolph and Steven Byron, who went to Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve in Vietnam in March 2023. We encountered many rare and unique animals, appreciated beautiful scenery, experienced interesting challenges, visited cultural attractions, and tasted delicious food. We are very grateful to the Wildguarder owler1 night vision binoculars for bringing us convenience and help, allowing us to see more clearly in the dark and record more comprehensively.
Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve in Vietnam is a place worth visiting. It has rich biodiversity and unique natural beauty, as well as profound cultural heritage and culinary flavors. If you also like hunting or exploring nature, I strongly recommend you to visit here, but don’t forget to bring the Wildguarder owler1 night vision binoculars, which will make your journey more exciting and unforgettable.