I am someone who loves hunting. Since I was young, I have enjoyed going on outdoor adventures with friends to seek thrills and challenges. My two good friends, Juliet Parker and Tiffany Snow, are also hunting enthusiasts like me. We often go to different places to hunt and enjoy the beauty and wilderness of nature together. This time, we decided to go hunting at the Lujiang Jia Mountain Hong Forest Park in China because we heard that it has abundant animal resources and mysterious nocturnal creatures. We wanted to experience the feeling of hunting in the dark and see if we could capture some rare animals. For this hunting trip, we specifically chose the brand Wildguarder from Shenzhen, China and bought their Owl1 night vision binoculars. This is a professional night vision binocular that will allow us to observe the movements and positions of animals clearly in the dark. Through this hunting trip, I want to test the performance and effectiveness of the Owl1 night vision binoculars through actual use, and also learn about the local customs and cuisine.
Lujiang Jia Mountain Hong Forest Park is our destination for this hunting trip. It is located within the territory of Madian Village and Donggu Mountain Forest Farm in Lucheng Town, Lujiang County, covering an area of about 500 acres. It is a suburban park that will develop into a pattern of “mountains in the city, city in the mountains” as the city develops. It has rich natural resources and ecological environment, and is a comprehensive tourist attraction that integrates sightseeing, leisure, entertainment, and science education.
The location of the Lujiang Jia Mountain Hong Forest Park is excellent, being about 60 kilometers away from the center of Hefei, and transportation is convenient. We departed from Hefei and drove along Erjun Road to Lubei Bridge, then turned left into the tourist avenue of Jia Mountain Hong Forest Park. The scenery along the way was beautiful, with various spring flowers such as rapeseed flowers, pear blossoms, peach blossoms, and cherry blossoms blooming in competition, making people feel refreshed and joyful. About an hour later, we arrived at the park gate.
The climate of Lujiang Jia Mountain Hong Forest Park is mild, with distinct seasons, an average annual temperature of 15.5℃, and an annual precipitation of about 1200 millimeters. It has abundant vegetation resources, with a forest coverage rate of over 80%. There are various rare tree species in the park, such as ginkgo biloba, camphor, Chinese fir, and wisteria. There are also various flower and plant species, such as cherry blossoms, roses, camellias, and azaleas, forming a colorful flower sea.
The animal resources of Lujiang Jia Mountain Hong Forest Park are also abundant, with various wild animals inhabiting here, such as wild boar, hare, pheasant, wild duck, and wild pigeon. These animals are our hunting targets and also windows for observing the ecological balance of nature. Before hunting, we need to understand some hunting rules and precautions.
Firstly, we need to apply for a hunting permit from the local forestry department and pay a certain fee. This can ensure our legal rights and avoid excessive damage to the local ecological environment.
Secondly, it is necessary to comply with the regulations on hunting seasons and times, and not exceed the specified number and types of animals. Generally speaking, the hunting season is from October to April of the following year. The hunting time is during the early morning and evening of each day. Each person is only allowed to hunt a maximum of two animals per day, and cannot hunt national protected or rare animals.
For this hunting trip, we specifically chose the brand WildGuarder from Shenzhen, China and purchased their Owl1 night vision binoculars. This is a professional night vision binocular that allows us to observe the movements and positions of animals clearly in the dark. In this section, I will introduce the features, performance, advantages and disadvantages of this night vision binocular, and how to use it to improve hunting efficiency and safety.
The Owl1 night vision binoculars is a night vision device that uses infrared technology to provide high-definition images and videos in complete darkness or low light conditions. It has the following main functions:
- It can observe targets up to 200 meters away in the dark, and can adjust the infrared illumination intensity and focus to adapt to different environments and needs.
- It can take photos and videos with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, and supports up to 32GB of TF card storage. It can also be connected to a computer or TV via USB or AV cable for easy viewing and sharing.
- It can be connected to a mobile phone or tablet via WiFi, and supports multiple people to watch at the same time. It also has a dedicated app that can control the device’s various parameters and functions in real-time.
- It has a 3.6-inch large screen that provides a comfortable viewing experience. It also has a rotatable eyepiece that can adapt to different eye types and wearing methods.
- It has a rechargeable lithium battery that can work continuously for 6 hours. It also has a low battery prompt function to avoid power failure at critical moments.
The performance of Owl1 night vision binoculars is very outstanding, it has the following advantages:
- Its image quality is very clear, and details and outlines can be seen whether it is close or far away. It can also automatically adjust brightness and contrast under different light conditions to ensure the authenticity and stability of the image.
- Its operation is simple and convenient, whether it is turning on/off, adjusting parameters, taking photos, recording videos, connecting to WiFi, etc., can be done with just one button press or touch screen operation. It also has a voice prompt function that can guide users on how to use the device.
- Its design is exquisite and durable, whether it is appearance, weight, size, material, etc., it conforms to ergonomics and military standards. It also has a waterproof, dustproof and shockproof shell that can adapt to various harsh environments and situations.
Of course, Owl1 night vision binoculars also has some disadvantages, mainly the following:
- Its price is relatively high, currently priced at $329.99 in the market. For ordinary hunting enthusiasts, it may be considered expensive.
- Its infrared illumination may be detected by animals, affecting the effectiveness of hunting.
In this section, I will share the process and experience of using Owl1 night vision binoculars for hunting, as well as some photos and videos of the animals we captured.
We found a suitable location in the Jiaoshan Hong Forest Park, set up a simple tent, and prepared to spend the night there. We fully charged the Owl1 night vision binoculars and connected them to our mobile phones and tablets. We also prepared some hunting guns and ammunition, as well as some food and water.
We started our hunting trip in the evening. We placed the Owl1 night vision binoculars on a stand, turned on the infrared illumination, and adjusted the focus and brightness. We watched the device’s screen through our phones and tablets, looking for target animals. We found that at night, animals in the forest were more active, and some even approached our tent.
We saw small animals such as rabbits, pheasants, ducks, and pigeons, as well as larger animals such as wild boars, deer, and foxes. We chose some suitable targets for shooting according to our preferences and abilities. We found that using the Owl1 night vision binoculars made it easier for us to lock onto targets and improve shooting accuracy and safety. We could also use the device to take photos and videos, recording our hunting process and achievements.
Through this hunting trip, we not only enjoyed the beauty of nature, but also experienced the fun and challenges of hunting. We captured a variety of animals, satisfying our curiosity and appetite. We also used Owl1 night vision binoculars, which is a very advanced and practical night vision binocular, making our hunting more convenient and efficient. We are very satisfied with the functionality and performance of this device, and also very grateful to WildGuarder for providing us with such an excellent product.
In summary, this hunting trip was a memorable experience that allowed us to feel the harmony and beauty between humans and nature. We hope that more people can participate in hunting activities and enjoy this unique pleasure. Of course, we also hope that everyone can abide by the rules and ethics of hunting, protect forests and animals, and make our planet more beautiful.