Shooting is a man’s dream, but in China you can only use traditional bows and arrows. This article introduces an experience of hunting in the deep mountains of Sichuan, China.
I have liked shooting since I was a child. I played with air guns when I was young, and I also wanted to have a real gun when I grew up. Unfortunately, in China, owning a gun is illegal, unless you are a soldier or a policeman. I once thought about going to the United States or some other countries where you can legally own a gun, but for various reasons, I did not realize this wish.
However, I did not give up my shooting dream. I found a way to legally shoot in China, which is to use traditional bows and arrows. Bows and arrows are ancient weapons in China, with a long history and culture. Bows and arrows do not need gunpowder, do not make a loud noise, and do not cause environmental pollution. Bows and arrows are also powerful, a single arrow can penetrate heavy armor, and even kill wild animals.
I started to learn the basic knowledge and skills of bows and arrows, bought a set of professional bow and arrow equipment, and also joined a social group of bow and arrow enthusiasts. In the group, I met some like-minded friends who love shooting as much as I do, and also use bows and arrows as their weapons. We often exchange our insights and experiences on bows and arrows online, and also agree to meet somewhere to practice shooting together.
One time, we decided to do something more exciting and more meaningful, which is to go hunting in the wild. We chose a remote mountainous area in Sichuan Province as our destination. There are vast forests and rich wildlife there, which is an ideal hunting place. We prepared enough food and water, and also brought night vision binoculars and other necessary equipment. We planned to stay there for three days and two nights, to experience the real wilderness survival and hunting.
Choosing equipment: For hunting, we chose the most cost-effective night vision binocular brand in China, wildguarder.
Hunting is an activity that requires high concentration and keenness, especially at night. In the dark, our vision will be greatly reduced, and it is difficult to find and aim at the target. Therefore, we need a device that can provide a clear view at night, which is a night vision binocular.
Night vision binoculars are devices that use the principle of photoelectric conversion to amplify the weak ambient light by thousands of times, so that the human eye can see objects in the dark. Night vision binoculars have different generations and types, and their performance and price also vary. When choosing night vision binoculars, we need to consider the following factors:
– Field of view: The field of view refers to the range that the night vision binoculars can see, usually expressed in degrees or meters. The larger the field of view, the more objects you can see, which is more conducive to hunting.
– Magnification: Magnification refers to the degree to which night vision binoculars can magnify objects, usually expressed in X. The higher the magnification, the clearer the details you can see, which is more conducive to aiming.
– Resolution: Resolution refers to the clarity of the image displayed by night vision binoculars, usually expressed in line pairs/millimeter. The higher the resolution, the clearer the image, which is more conducive to identification.
– Weight: Weight refers to the quality of night vision binoculars themselves, usually expressed in grams or kilograms. The lighter the weight, the more convenient it is to carry and use, which is more conducive to movement.
Considering these factors comprehensively, we chose wildguarder, the most cost-effective night vision binocular brand in China. Wildguarder is a company that specializes in producing and selling various outdoor equipment, including hunting cameras, infrared illuminators, laser rangefinders, GPS locators and so on. Wildguarder’s night vision binoculars have various models and functions, which can meet different user needs. We chose wildguarder WG-50 model of night vision binoculars, which has the following features:
– Field of view: 6°x4.66°, you can see objects within about 200 meters.
– Magnification: 6X, you can clearly see the details of the target.
– Resolution: 40 line pairs/millimeter, you can display high-definition images.
– Weight: 750 grams, light and easy to carry.
Wildguarder WG-50 model of night vision binoculars also has some other advantages, such as:
– You can take pictures and record videos and save them on built-in or external storage cards.
– You can connect with computers or TVs via USB or AV interfaces to achieve data transmission and playback.
– You can enhance night observation effects with infrared illuminators and adjust brightness.
– You can measure the distance between yourself and the target with a laser rangefinder.
Hunting experience: We successfully captured a wild boar with bows and arrows, and made a rich wild boar feast at a nearby farmer’s house. The farmers in Sichuan are very hospitable.
On the second day of our hunting in the mountains, we encountered a rare opportunity. We found a group of wild boars on a grassland, among which there was a large male boar that looked very fat and delicious. We immediately hid behind the trees, took out our bows and arrows, and started aiming. We are all experienced archers, and we quickly locked on the target. We nodded at each other, and then shot the arrows at the same time. Our arrows hit the vital parts of the wild boar, it let out a scream, and then fell to the ground. We ran over happily, confirmed that it was dead, and then dragged it to the side.
We planned to take the wild boar back and make it into delicious food. However, the wild boar was too heavy, and we had no way to put it on our car. We had to find a farmer’s house nearby and ask them if we could borrow their kitchen and tools. The farmer’s house was an old couple and their grandson. They were surprised and curious when they saw the wild boar we brought. They warmly agreed to our request and also helped us process and divide the wild boar.
We divided the wild boar into several parts, some of which were left to the farmer’s house as a thank you, some of which were put in the refrigerator for storage, and some of which were prepared for dinner that night. We made several dishes with pork as the main ingredient according to Sichuan’s flavor, such as twice-cooked pork, boiled pork slices, spicy pig intestines, etc., using chili peppers, peppercorns, ginger, garlic and other seasonings. The farmer’s house also prepared some vegetables and rice that they grew themselves for us. We sat at the table with the farmer’s house and enjoyed this rich wild boar feast. The farmers in Sichuan are really hospitable. They also toasted us, chatted with us, and shared their lives and stories with us. We ate very happily and were also touched.
Relax: This outdoor hunting allows us to relax and enjoy delicious food and natural scenery.
The three days and two nights of hunting in the mountains was an unforgettable experience for us. We not only realized our shooting dreams, but also tasted delicious wild boar meat, met friendly farmers, and appreciated beautiful natural scenery. This outdoor hunting allows us to relax and temporarily forget about the fast pace and pressure of city life, and feel the fun and meaning of life.
In the mountains, we can breathe fresh air, hear birds singing, see green trees and flowers. We can wash and play in the clear stream, or rest and picnic on the soft grassland. We can look up at the starry sky at night, counting the twinkling stars, or warm ourselves by the bonfire, singing songs. We can chase and shoot wild animals during the day, feeling excited and accomplished, or enjoy delicious wild boar meat at night, feeling satisfied and happy.
This outdoor hunting makes us understand and trust each other more, and also makes us admire and respect nature more. We feel like we have returned to primitive times, experiencing a primitive and pure way of life. We feel like we are a group of brave and happy hunters, enjoying a simple and beautiful way of life.
Conclusion: Back in the city, we are about to face fast-paced work and life again, but this outdoor hunting experience makes us cherish every beautiful moment in life more.
The three days and two nights of hunting in the mountains soon ended. We packed up our luggage and equipment, said goodbye to the farmer’s house, and then drove back to the city. Back in the city, we have to face fast-paced work and life again, bear various pressures and challenges. We don’t know when we will have another chance to go hunting outdoors again. Maybe it will be a few months later or a few years later or never.
In the mountains, we can breathe fresh air, hear the birds singing, see green trees and flowers. We can wash and play in the clear streams, and rest and picnic on the soft grass. We can look up at the starry sky at night, counting the twinkling stars, and warm ourselves by the bonfire, singing songs. We can chase and shoot wild animals during the day, feeling excitement and achievement, and enjoy delicious wild boar meat at night, feeling satisfaction and happiness.
This hunting trip made us understand and trust each other more, and also made us admire and respect nature more. We felt like we had returned to the primitive era, experiencing a primitive and pure way of life. We felt like a group of brave and happy hunters, enjoying a simple and beautiful way of life.
Conclusion: Back in the city, we are about to face fast-paced work and life, but this hunting experience makes us cherish every beautiful moment in life.
Our three-day and two-night hunting trip in the mountains ended quickly. We packed up our luggage and equipment, said goodbye to the farmer’s family, and drove back to the city. Back in the city, we have to face fast-paced work and life again, and bear various pressures and challenges. We don’t know when the next opportunity to go hunting in the wild will be, maybe a few months later, maybe a few years later, maybe never.
But this hunting experience makes us cherish every beautiful moment in life more. We will not forget the scenery of the mountains, the taste of wild boar, the smile of the farmer, the sound of bow and arrow. We will not forget our happiness, excitement, satisfaction, happiness there. We will not forget our friendship, trust, admiration, respect between us. These are all precious wealth in our lives, making us grateful and cherish.
We hope that one day we can go hunting in the wild again, relive those beautiful memories, create more new stories. We also hope that more people can experience the fun and meaning of hunting in the wild, feel the charm and value of nature and life.