Have you ever wondered how exciting and fun hunting would be if you could see as clearly in the dark as in the daytime? This is not a distant dream, but a realistic possibility. As long as you have a pair of wildguarder infrared binoculars, you can explore the mysteries of nature at night and enjoy the thrill of hunting. This article will share my experience of hunting in Minot with my two friends Joyce Sonmerfield and Archer Partridge last month, and how we used wildguarder infrared binoculars to improve our hunting efficiency and safety. At the same time, we will also introduce the beautiful and historic city of Minot, and some of its worth visiting attractions and delicious food.
Minot is a city in North Dakota, USA, located in the north-central part of the state and the county seat of Ward County. It is situated on the Souris River (also known as the Mouse River), about 80 kilometers from the Canadian border and 160 kilometers from the state capital of Bismarck. It is the fourth largest city in the state and an important trade center, serving a large area of North Dakota, southwestern Manitoba and southeastern Saskatchewan.
Minot’s history dates back to 1886, when Jim Hill’s Great Northern Railway laid tracks in the area. Due to difficulties in building a trestle across Gassman Coulee, the railway company decided to stop winter construction here. As a result, a tent town sprang up overnight, as if by magic, hence the city was called “Magic City”. The location of the town was obtained from Erik Ramstad, a farmer at the time. Ramstad was persuaded to give up his land and became one of the leaders of the city. The town was named after Henry D. Minot, a railway investor, ornithologist and friend of Hill. The city was officially established on July 16, 1887.
Minot was a typical western boomtown in its early days. In the 1950s, Minot Air Force Base was built, which was an Air Defense Command base and later became a Strategic Air Command bomber and Minuteman missile base. In 1969, a severe flood occurred on the Souris River, causing great damage to the city. After that, the Army Corps of Engineers corrected the river’s path within the city and built several flood control facilities.
Minot not only has a long and rich history, but also has many unique and charming features. It is a city with a diverse cultural and artistic atmosphere, with many museums, theaters, galleries and music venues. The most famous one is the Scandinavian Heritage Park, which is a park that commemorates the culture and traditions of the five Scandinavian countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland). The park has a full-size replica of the Gol Stave Church, which is a replica of a 12th century Norwegian church made of wood and metal nails, with a distinctive architectural style and exquisite carvings. The park also has other buildings and items that showcase the Scandinavian flair, such as a Finnish sauna, a Swedish Dala horse, a Danish windmill and an Icelandic stone monument.
Minot is also a city with abundant natural resources and beautiful scenery, with many parks, zoos, water parks and hiking trails. One of the most popular ones is the Roosevelt Park Zoo, which is the oldest zoo in North Dakota, established in 1920. The zoo covers 19 acres and houses more than 200 species of animals from around the world, such as African elephants, cougars, polar bears, zebras and giraffes. The zoo also offers many interactive and educational activities, allowing visitors to observe and learn about the habits and characteristics of animals up close.
Minot is also a city with delicious food and accommodation, with a variety of restaurants, cafes, bars and hotels. No matter what kind of cuisine you like, you can find a suitable option here, such as Italian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Asian and local American food. One of the most popular ones is 10 North Main Restaurant, which is a restaurant that offers upscale American dishes and wines, run by local-born celebrity chef Jonathan Larson. The restaurant is located in a historic building in downtown Minot, with an elegant and comfortable atmosphere, as well as friendly and professional service. If you want to stay in a comfortable and convenient place, you can choose Minot Downtown Hotel, which is a four-star hotel that offers modern amenities and free breakfast, only 15 minutes drive from Minot International Airport.
In short, Minot is a city worth visiting, not only for its long and rich history, but also for its unique and charming features. Whether you are interested in culture and art, or nature and animals, or just want to enjoy delicious food and accommodation, you can find a place that meets your needs here. Minot welcomes you to explore its mysteries and charms.
- Hunting is an ancient and exciting sport that allows people to experience close contact with nature and wildlife, as well as the thrill of challenging themselves. Night hunting is even more difficult and rewarding, as it allows people to explore a different world in the dark and enjoy more hunting opportunities. Many animals are more active and relaxed at night, such as foxes, raccoons, wild boars, deer and cats, which are common targets for night hunting.
- However, night hunting also has many challenges and risks, the biggest of which is limited vision. In the dark, human vision is greatly reduced and it is difficult to distinguish the details of the environment and the target. This not only affects the accuracy of aiming and shooting, but also increases the possibility of accidental injury or being injured. Therefore, choosing the right equipment is the key to successful night hunting.
- The most important equipment for night hunting is devices that can improve visual effects, such as flashlights, headlamps, binoculars, infrared or laser pointers. These devices can help you find and identify targets in the dark, as well as provide necessary light and signals. However, not all devices are suitable for night hunting. Some devices may scare or alert the target, while others may affect your own or your companion’s vision. Therefore, when choosing these devices, pay attention to the following points: • Choose low-brightness or adjustable-brightness lighting devices, and avoid using too strong or flashing lights. • Choose red or green lighting devices, as these colors are less obvious or less sensitive to animals. • Choose light and durable lighting devices, and avoid using too heavy or easily damaged lights.
- Choose lighting devices that can be mounted on firearms or binoculars, which can facilitate aiming and adjustment when shooting.
- Choose binoculars or infrared devices that can provide clear and stable images, and avoid using devices with blurry or shaky images.
Among all these devices, I recommend you to use the wildguarder infrared binoculars, which is a cost-effective Chinese brand product with the following advantages：
- It can provide high-definition and high-contrast images, and can see targets within 300 meters in the dark.
- It can switch between black and white mode and color mode, and can provide the best visual effect in different environments.
- It can be charged via USB, and the battery life is up to 6 hours, which can support a whole night of hunting.
- It can connect to mobile phones or tablets via WiFi, and can watch or record images in real time, as well as perform remote control and settings.
- It can be fixed by a tripod or a gun bracket, and can provide stable and flexible viewing angles.
- Its shell is made of waterproof, dustproof and shockproof materials, which can adapt to various harsh environments and conditions.
Using the wildguarder infrared binoculars, my friends and I feel like we are hunting in the daytime at night. We can easily find and track targets, as well as shoot and hit them accurately. This binoculars makes our night hunting safer and more fun, and also gives us more prey and memories.
Night hunting is a challenging and enjoyable activity that allows people to experience a different hunting experience from daytime, as well as more hunting opportunities. However, night hunting also requires choosing the right equipment to improve visual effects and safety. In this regard, I strongly recommend you to use the wildguarder infrared binoculars, which is a cost-effective product that can make you see clearer and shoot more accurately in the dark.