I am a person who loves outdoor sports and adventures. I have two like-minded friends, Baldwin Louise and Ken Bert. We often travel and explore different places together, enjoying the beauty and excitement of nature.
Hunting may be a strange and even cruel activity for many people, but for me and my two friends Baldwin Louise and Ken Bert, hunting is a way to challenge ourselves, experience survival, and feel nature. The three of us are outdoor sports and adventure enthusiasts, often seeking thrills and fun together. Last month, we decided to go hunting in Jinggangshan, Jiangxi, China, to learn about the red history and culture here, as well as to appreciate the scenery and cuisine. As night hunting was involved, a night vision binocular is an essential equipment, and we chose the Wildguarder owler1 night vision binocular, which brought us many surprises and conveniences. Below, I will share in detail our experience and feelings of the Jinggangshan hunting trip.
Jinggangshan is located in the middle of the Luoxiao Mountains, where the borders of Hunan and Jiangxi provinces meet in southwestern Jiangxi Province, China. It is the first rural revolutionary base of the Communist Party of China and the cradle of the Chinese Revolution. Jinggangshan not only has rich red cultural resources but also has beautiful natural scenery, known as the “Number One Mountain in the World.” The Jinggangshan Scenic Area includes several scenic spots such as Maoping, Huangyangjie, Longtan, Zhufeng, Dujuan Mountain, and Ciping, each with its unique charm and features. We chose Ciping as our base because it is the center of the Jinggangshan revolutionary base and the most prosperous town in Jinggangshan, with convenient transportation and accommodation. We settled in the Xinglu Hotel, which has excellent facilities and services, and we could see the beautiful scenery of Jinggangshan outside the window.
Hunting is an activity that requires high concentration and sensitivity, especially at night when the visual conditions are more adverse. To detect and aim at prey in the dark, we need a night vision binocular with excellent performance. This time we chose the Wildguarder owler1 night vision binocular, which is a professional outdoor observation device with the following features and advantages:
- It uses advanced digital night vision technology to provide clear images and videos in complete darkness, with a maximum observation distance of up to 400 meters.
- It has 4x optical zoom and 2x digital zoom, allowing adjustment of magnification and image details as needed.
- It has a built-in infrared illuminator that can enhance night vision without being detected and can automatically adjust the brightness according to the ambient light.
- It supports WIFI connection and APP control, allowing real-time viewing and sharing of images and videos on a mobile phone or tablet, as well as remote operation and settings.
- It has a waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof design that can adapt to various harsh climates and terrains, and is very durable and reliable.
- It is equipped with a large-capacity rechargeable battery that can work continuously for more than 8 hours, and can be charged through the USB interface or an external power source.
Our experience using the Wildguarder owler1 night vision binoculars was excellent. It made our hunting at night safer and more convenient, and allowed us to appreciate more nocturnal animals and scenery. It is our best partner for hunting and also our best recorder for traveling.
We hunted in the Jinggang Mountains from 10 pm to 4 am, which is the most active time for prey and our best chance to capture them. We searched for suitable hunting spots in a forest near Ciping Town, selecting a place with water sources and shrubs because it would attract animals more easily. Using the Wildguarder owler1 night vision binoculars, we observed the surrounding area and discovered some small animals like wild rabbits, pheasants, and wild ducks, as well as a wild boar and a deer. We each selected our target, then approached them quietly, trying not to make any noise or light. When we were close enough, we aimed our rifles or bows at them, then pulled the trigger or released the bowstring, hitting them in the vital areas.
Our hunting process was very exciting and tense, but also successful and satisfying. We caught two wild rabbits, one pheasant, one wild duck, one wild boar, and one deer, all of which were meat that we enjoy eating and also our food source for the trip. We used the Wildguarder owler1 night vision binoculars to capture images and videos of our hunting, recording our achievements and happiness. We also encountered some difficulties and challenges, such as finding suitable hunting spots, judging the location and direction of animals, controlling our breathing and heartbeat, and avoiding startling other animals. However, these were all part of the fun and skill of hunting. Through this hunting trip, we not only exercised our bodies and will, but also improved our observation and shooting skills.
While hunting in the Jinggang Mountains, we did not forget to visit local attractions and taste local food, experiencing the red culture and customs of the Jinggang Mountains. We visited the Jinggangshan Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery, paying tribute to the heroes who sacrificed for the Chinese revolution by laying wreaths and bowing, feeling their bravery and selflessness, and receiving their spiritual education. We climbed the Jingzhushan Mountain, which was Mao Zedong’s residence and office during his time in the Jinggang Mountains and also the location of the Central Bureau of the Communist Party of China. We visited Mao Zedong’s bedroom, office, conference room, and so on, learning about their hard work and glory in revolutionary activities and theoretical innovation. We strolled in the Baizhuyuan, the largest bamboo forest scenic spot in the Jinggang Mountains, which has various kinds of bamboo that create beautiful pictures. We listened to the birds and wind in the bamboo forest, feeling the freshness and toughness of bamboo. We passed through the Huangyangjie checkpoint, an important gateway to the Jinggangshan revolutionary base and the departure point of the Red Army’s Long March. We looked at the red flags and slogans on the checkpoint, imagining the heroic scenes of the Red Army soldiers fighting, and feeling admiration and excitement.
We ate many local specialties in the Jinggang Mountains, such as red rice, pumpkin soup, wild vegetable tofu, and roasted eggplant. Red rice is the most famous food in the Jinggang Mountains, made from a type of rice called red rice. It is brownish-red, fragrant, soft, and nutritious. Red rice was the staple food of the Red Army during their time in the Jinggang Mountains and also the highest courtesy of the Jinggangshan people to guests. Pumpkin soup is a soup made from pumpkin, with a golden color and delicious taste, rich in vitamins and minerals. Pumpkin soup was the side dish of the Red Army during their time in the Jinggang Mountains and also the best supplement for the Jinggangshan people. Wild vegetable tofu is a dish made from wild vegetables picked locally and homemade tofu. It is brightly colored, fragrant, and rich in protein and fiber. Wild vegetable tofu is the best use of nature for the Jinggangshan people and also the best enjoyment of life.
Our hunting trip in the Jinggang Mountains was an unforgettable journey of red culture. We not only enjoyed the fun and challenges of hunting but also experienced the red culture and customs of the Jinggang Mountains, as well as the natural scenery and food. Through this trip, we not only exercised our bodies and will, but also improved our observation and shooting skills, learned the spirit and theory of revolutionary predecessors, and expanded our horizons and knowledge. We have great respect and love for the Jinggang Mountains and also look forward to hunting there again in the future, exploring more hunting spots and methods. We also hope to go hunting in other places, experiencing different cultures and scenery. We believe that hunting is a way to grow and be happy, as well as to live in harmony with nature.