Have you ever thought about hunting at night? If you are like me, you might think it is a dangerous and exciting adventure that requires some special equipment and skills. But what you may not know is that hunting at night is also a great way to learn about the history, culture and nature of a place. In this article, I will share my experience of hunting in the countryside of Hedwigs Hill in Texas with my two friends Tobey Grote and Ben Herty last month, and how we used the night vision binoculars from the Chinese brand wildguarder to enhance our vision and safety.

Hedwigs Hill is a small town located in Mason County in southern Texas, which has a long and rich history. It was established by German immigrants who moved from nearby Fredericksburg in the mid-19th century, and it was once an important post office and trade center. It also has many charming attractions, including rivers, parks, museums and churches, as well as some cafes, restaurants and shops that offer local food.

We not only enjoyed the fun of hunting at night, but also learned about the history, attractions and food of Hedwigs Hill. We also discovered the advantages of wildguarder night vision binoculars, which allowed us to see animals and environment clearly in the dark, while also protecting our eyes from strong light damage. In this article, I will describe in detail our process of hunting in Hedwigs Hill, and how we used wildguarder night vision binoculars to improve our hunting efficiency and experience.

Before starting hunting, we decided to learn about the history of Hedwigs Hill first, so as to better appreciate the features and atmosphere of this place. We found that Hedwigs Hill is a town with a long and rich history, which was established by German immigrants who moved from nearby Fredericksburg in the mid-19th century.

Among the earliest two immigrants were Christopher Voges and Louis Martin, who both came to Texas with the Adelsverein group. Adelsverein was an association of German nobles who aimed to promote German immigration and colonization in Texas. Voges landed in Galveston on January 2nd, 1846, originally intending to settle in Comal County. Martin disembarked from the Johann Detthard ship in Galveston on November 23rd, 1844, and he was one of the first settlers of Fredericksburg.

In 1853, the Martin family moved to the Llano River, 10 miles (16 km) south of present-day Mason, and established a new settlement. This place was later called Hedwigs Hill, which was said to be named after Martin’s mother and daughter, who were both called Hedwig. Another early settler was John Kline, who may have been the first to build the dogtrot house that was later lived by Louis Martin. In 1971, Martin’s house was moved to the Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

Hedwigs Hill was not only one of the oldest communities in Mason County, but also an important post office and trade center. On June 1858, Hedwigs Hill opened one of the earliest post offices in the county, with Louis Martin as the postmaster; later he was succeeded by his nephew Charles Martin. On August 21st, 1861, after Texas joined the Confederate States of America, Charles Martin was reappointed as the postmaster. On April 10th, 1866, after the federal regained control of the area, Charles Martin was reappointed as the postmaster, responsible for serving the San Antonio-El Paso mail. On November 23rd, 1866, Conrad Gustavus became the postmaster. On March 17th, 1868, the post office was closed. On May 18th, 1874, the post office reopened, with Charles Martin reappointed as the postmaster until his death in 1879. His widow Anna Mebus Martin succeeded him on December 9th, 1879. On June 14th, 1899, John Keller became the postmaster and held this position until April 15th, 1907 when the post office closed. After that, mail was forwarded to Mason.

The Martin family were not only farmers and ranchers, but also engaged in freight business. They often used wagons to transport goods to San Antonio and Austin and bring back supplies from there. Their main exports were cotton and livestock. On June 16th, 1864, on their way to deliver goods to Piedras Negras in Mexico, Louis Martin and his niece’s husband Eugene Frantzen hid gold under a pile of bacon. They were ambushed and hanged by deserters from the Confederate army at Eagle Pass.

Anna and Charles Martin ran the first store in Hedwig Hill community. It was one of the best stores in the area and traded with a large region. When Charles became disabled due to rheumatism, Anna became the merchant in the family. She was also one of the first merchants to start selling barbed wire when local ranchers began fencing their ranches in the late 19th century.

On the first day, we decided to visit some of the attractions of Hedwigs Hill first, so as to better understand the landscape and culture of this place. We found that Hedwigs Hill has many charming attractions, including rivers, parks, museums and churches, as well as some cafes, restaurants and shops that offer local food.

We first went to River of Life Church, which is a Bible-based, Christ-centered and Spirit-led church that is committed to serving Christ, community and world from Mason as a base. This church has a beautiful and spacious building that is decorated with colorful stained-glass windows and murals inside. We attended a worship service and felt the warmth and faith of the church members.

Next, we went to Mason Square Museum which is a museum that displays Mason County history. This museum has an exhibition that is arranged chronologically from prehistoric times to today. We saw some interesting artifacts such as Indian tools Spanish explorers maps German immigrants’ daily items Civil War weapons railroad and postal signs ranching and farming equipment etc. We also saw some introductions about local celebrities and events such as Charles Noyes Fred Gipson Old Yeller Hoo Doo War etc.
Then we went to Cross Mountain Park, which is a park near Fredericksburg. The park has a peak of 1958 feet (596 meters) with a huge white cross on it. The cross was built by local residents in 1946 to commemorate the soldiers who died in World War II. We climbed to the top of the mountain along a steep and rugged path and enjoyed the magnificent scenery around us. We also saw some wildlife, such as deer, rabbits and squirrels.

Finally, we went to Lea Lou Co Op, which is a cooperative located in downtown Mason. The cooperative is run by locals and offers a variety of goods and services, such as handicrafts, clothing, home accessories, food, music, yoga and so on. We bought some souvenirs there and listened to a live music concert. The concert was performed by local bands with diverse styles, such as bluegrass, rock, country and so on. We really enjoyed the relaxed and friendly atmosphere there.

After visiting some of the attractions of Hedwigs Hill, we felt very satisfied and happy. We not only saw the beauty and diversity of this place, but also learned about its history and culture. We also discovered the advantages of wildguarder night vision binoculars, which allowed us to appreciate the beauty of these attractions at night while hunting.

The next day, we decided to try some of the delicacies of Hedwigs Hill in order to better taste the flavor and characteristics of this place. We found that Hedwigs Hill has many cafes, restaurants and shops that offer local cuisine, each with its own features and reputation.

We first went to Willow Creek Cafe & Club, which is a restaurant that offers traditional American breakfast and lunch. The restaurant has a cozy and warm atmosphere, and the service is also friendly and attentive. We ordered some signature dishes, such as chicken fried steak, onion rings, Italian wedding cake and so on. We really liked the taste and quality of these dishes, especially those homemade pies and cakes.

We also went to Castell General Store, which is a store that offers burgers and other snacks. The store has a quaint and interesting appearance, filled with all kinds of goods and souvenirs. We ordered some burgers and fried chicken, and found them to be very fresh and juicy. We also liked the atmosphere and staff of the store; they were very enthusiastic and humorous.

We also went to Lea Lou Co Op again, which is a cooperative located in downtown Mason. The cooperative is run by locals and offers a variety of goods and services, such as handicrafts, clothing, home accessories, food, music, yoga and so on. We bought some souvenirs there and listened to a live music concert again. The concert was performed by local bands with diverse styles, such as bluegrass, rock, country and so on. We really enjoyed the relaxed and friendly atmosphere there again.

Finally, we went to Rico’s Cafe, which is a cafe that offers Mexican flavor. The cafe has a simple and clean decoration, and the menu is also simple but rich. We ordered some corn cakes, corn chip salad, cheese rolls and so on. We felt that these dishes were very delicious and affordable, and the portions were also generous.

After we tried some of the delicacies of Hedwigs Hill, we felt very satisfied and happy again. We not only tasted the flavor and characteristics of this place, but also experienced its culture and life. We also discovered the advantages of wildguarder night vision binoculars again, which allowed us to enjoy these delicacies while hunting at night.

 

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In this article, I shared my experience of hunting in the countryside of Hedwigs Hill in Texas with my two friends Tobey Grote and Ben Herty last month, and how we used Chinese brand wildguarder night vision binoculars to enhance our vision and safety.

We not only enjoyed the fun of hunting at night, but also learned about Hedwigs Hill’s history, attractions and delicacies. We found that Hedwigs Hill is a small town with a long and rich history, which was established by German immigrants who moved from nearby Fredericksburg in the mid-19th century. It also has many charming attractions, including rivers, parks, museums and churches, as well as some cafes, restaurants and shops that offer local cuisine.

We also discovered the advantages of wildguarder night vision binoculars, which allowed us to clearly see animals and environment in the dark, while also protecting our eyes from strong light. We felt that these binoculars were very cost-effective and suitable for hunting at night.

Our hunting trip in Hedwigs Hill was an unforgettable and meaningful experience. We not only strengthened our friendship, but also expanded our horizons and knowledge. We are very grateful for the joy and harvest that this place and these people brought us. We strongly recommend Hedwigs Hill as a destination for hunting and tourism, as well as wildguarder as a brand for night vision binoculars.

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