Wushan Forest Park is located in Xinwu District, Wuxi City, about 20 kilometers away from the city center, covering an area of about 3000 hectares. It is the largest forest park in Jiangsu Province and a national 4A-level tourist attraction. Its history can be traced back to the Spring and Autumn Period, when it was the capital of the Wu Kingdom, with rich cultural heritage. There are many historical sites and scenic spots in the park, such as the tomb of King Fuchai of Wu, the source of Taihu Lake, Wushan Temple, Meihua Villa, etc.
The natural landscape of Wushan Forest Park is also spectacular. It has one of the largest artificial forests in China, with a variety of trees and flowers, and different scenery in four seasons. There are also several lakes and reservoirs in the park, forming a beautiful water landscape. The animal resources in the park are also rich, with many rare and protected animals, such as egrets, cranes, black swans, peacocks, macaques, etc.
We chose night hunting as a special way to explore this magical land and feel its charm different from daytime. Night hunting is an activity that uses special equipment to capture or observe wild animals at night. It requires a certain amount of courage and skill, as well as suitable tools. We prepared night vision binoculars before departure, which can allow us to see the shape and movement of animals in the dark. We also brought infrared binoculars, which can allow us to judge the type and state of animals by the heat emitted from their body surface.
The process and feeling of night hunting will be described in detail below. Before that, I would like to introduce some local food characteristics and recommended restaurants, so that you can also taste another flavor of Wushan Forest Park.
The preparation work and necessary equipment for night hunting are very important. They directly affect our safety and effect. We made full preparations before departure and bought some professional night hunting products, especially night vision binoculars.
Night vision binoculars are a kind of binoculars that can see objects clearly in the dark. They use photoelectric effect and amplification technology to convert weak ambient light into visible images. Night vision binoculars have various models and functions. According to the type of light source and amplifier used, they can be divided into first generation, second generation, third generation and fourth generation. Generally speaking, the higher the generation number, the better the performance and the more expensive the price.
We chose a third-generation night vision binoculars, which has the following features:
- It can work in extremely low light conditions, even when there is no moon and stars.
- It has high-resolution and high-contrast images, which can show the details and contours of objects.
- It has a long life and high reliability, and can be used in harsh environments.
- It has various functions and modes, such as adjusting brightness, focus, zoom, video recording, etc.
We think this night vision binoculars is a must-have equipment for night hunting, it can help us find the target in the dark, avoid danger, and enjoy fun. In addition to night vision binoculars, we also brought infrared binoculars, which can help us judge the type and state of animals by the heat emitted from their body surface. Infrared binoculars are a kind of binoculars that can display images with different colors representing different temperatures, using infrared detection and imaging technology.
Infrared binoculars have the following advantages:
- It can work in any light conditions, whether day or night.
- It can penetrate obstacles such as haze, smoke, dust, etc., and see objects hidden behind them.
- It can distinguish different kinds and states of animals, such as sick, injured, pregnant, etc.
- It can measure the temperature and distance of objects, providing more information.
We think infrared binoculars is an auxiliary equipment for night hunting, it can help us better observe animals. With these two binoculars, we are ready to start our night hunting trip.
Our night hunting trip began. We arrived at Wushan Forest Park in the evening and set up a tent at a suitable campsite. We ate a simple dinner by the campfire, then took our binoculars and prepared to leave.
We walked along a small road into the forest, and the surrounding scenery gradually became dim. We turned on our night vision binoculars, and they immediately made our vision clear. We could see the outlines of trees, grasses, rocks and other objects, as well as some small animals’ shadows, such as squirrels, rabbits, hedgehogs, etc.
We continued to move forward, looking for bigger prey. We stopped from time to time, using our ears and noses to perceive the sounds and smells around us. We also used infrared binoculars to assist our observation. They could display images with different colors representing different temperatures. We could judge the type and state of animals by these images, such as sick, injured, pregnant, etc.
We walked for about an hour and finally found a deer. It was a male sika deer, with beautiful antlers and brown fur. It was standing on a clearing, eating grass. We quietly approached it, trying not to make any noise. We used night vision binoculars to observe its movements, waiting for the opportunity. When it lifted its head, exposing its neck, we pressed the trigger.
We used an air gun, which can fire a special ammunition that can make animals unconscious but not fatal. We didn’t want to kill the deer, we just wanted to take it back to the campsite as a trophy of night hunting. When we heard the gunshot, we knew we had succeeded. We ran over, lifted the deer up, and put it on a small cart.
We happily returned to the campsite and put the deer in a safe place. We fed it some water and food, and let it regain consciousness. We used infrared binoculars to observe its body temperature and heartbeat, and found that it was not injured, just a little scared. We comforted it, telling it that we would let it go tomorrow morning.
Night hunting gave us a thrilling and unforgettable experience, making us feel the mystery of nature and the beauty of animals. We also deepened our understanding and friendship with each other. After night hunting, we also tasted the local food characteristics and recommended restaurants, so that you can also taste another flavor of Wushan Forest Park.
The local food characteristics and recommended restaurants are another highlight of our night hunting trip, making us taste another flavor of Wushan Forest Park. Wushan Forest Park is located in Wuxi City, which is a representative of the Jiangnan water town, with a long history of food culture and rich food resources. Wuxi cuisine is a branch of Su cuisine, which is famous for its sweet and salty taste, soft and fragrant texture, and attractive color. The representative dishes of Wuxi cuisine include Wuxi ribs, fried river shrimp, stewed crucian carp, honey-glazed osmanthus duck, etc.
After night hunting, we chose a restaurant called “Wushan People’s Home”, which is located near the south gate of Wushan Forest Park. It is a restaurant with local characteristics and rural style. It has an elegant environment, attentive service, rich dishes, and reasonable prices. We ordered some signature dishes of Wuxi cuisine, such as Wuxi ribs, fried river shrimp, stewed crucian carp, etc., as well as some local snacks, such as steamed buns, fried stinky tofu, sweet and sour strips, etc. We chatted while eating, recalling the fun things in college, feeling the deliciousness of Wuxi cuisine and the warmth of friendship.
Wuxi cuisine not only satisfied our taste buds, but also nourished our souls. We had a pleasant evening at “Wushan People’s Home”, then returned to the campsite. The next morning, we let go of the deer we hunted last night, then said goodbye to Wushan Forest Park and ended our night hunting trip.
Night hunting in Wushan Forest Park, reunion with old friends, taste delicious food, this is an unforgettable trip for me and my college classmates Enid Tours and Boris Zechariah. In this trip, we not only experienced a thrilling and unforgettable adventure, felt the mystery of nature and the beauty of animals, but also tasted the local food characteristics and food culture, recalled the fun things and friendship in college. We also deepened our understanding and friendship with each other, feeling each other’s support and encouragement.
I want to thank my old friends for giving me such a rare opportunity to find a way to relax and have fun in my busy work and life. I also want to thank Wushan Forest Park for providing us with such a beautiful and magical place where we can get close to nature and enjoy life. I hope that one day we can meet again and go night hunting again.
I also want to encourage you if you also love nature and adventure if you also want to spend some good time with your friends then you can also try night hunting in Wushan Forest Park. You will find that this is an unusual way of traveling that will bring you an unusual experience and feeling. You will find that this is a worthwhile way of traveling that will bring you a memorable memory and story.