Have you ever thought about hunting in the dark? Do you think it is a thrilling and challenging experience? If your answer is yes, then you might be interested in my night hunting trip with my two friends Ed Roger and Xenia Stone last month in the outskirts of Surrey. We three are all nature and adventure lovers, so we decided to go to a farm in Surrey on a weekend, and experience the thrill of tracking and shooting animals in the night. We chose a night with a darker moon and better weather, and prepared some necessary equipment, especially the infrared binoculars from the Chinese brand wildguarder, which have a very high cost performance. They allow us to see the outline and eyes of animals clearly in the dark, thus improving our accuracy and safety. In this article, I will share with you the details and feelings of our night hunting trip, as well as our visit to some historical and scenic spots in Surrey, tasting some local delicacies, learning some knowledge about wildlife and natural environment, and our views and feelings on hunting as a sport. I hope that through my description, you can feel the fun, thrill, beauty and inspiration that we experienced in this trip.
The equipment we used
Before we started hunting, we first had to prepare some necessary equipment. Hunting is a dangerous sport that requires suitable weapons, ammunition, clothing, shoes, hats, gloves, etc., to ensure our safety and efficiency. In addition to these basic equipment, we also need some special equipment, because we are hunting at night, not during the day. Night hunting has different challenges and fun from daytime hunting, the most important of which is the visual obstacle. In the dark, it is difficult for us to see the position and movement of animals, let alone aim and shoot. Therefore, we need some equipment that can help us see more clearly in the dark, such as flashlights, laser pointers, night vision devices, etc.
Among these equipment, the most important and useful one is the night vision device. The night vision device is an instrument that can amplify the weak ambient light by thousands of times, allowing us to see the outline and eyes of animals in the dark. There are various types and forms of night vision devices, such as monoculars, binoculars, head-mounted ones, firearm ones, etc. We chose a very cost-effective infrared binoculars from the Chinese brand wildguarder. It not only allows us to see animals in the dark but also allows us to take pictures and record videos to document our hunting experience. This infrared binoculars has the following advantages:
• It has a high-definition display screen and a high-resolution camera that can provide clear and realistic images.
• It has a powerful infrared illumination system that can provide enough brightness in complete darkness.
• It has a battery life of more than 6 hours that can meet our needs for hunting all night.
• It has a lightweight and durable design that can adapt to various harsh environments and climates.
With this infrared binoculars, we can freely observe and aim at animals in the dark and enjoy the fun of night hunting. Of course, using this equipment also requires some skills and precautions such as:
• We need to adjust the brightness and range of the infrared illumination system according to the ambient light and target distance.
• We need to adjust the magnification and focus distance according to the target size and shape.
• We need to avoid pointing directly at people or animals’ eyes to avoid causing harm or fright.
• We need to regularly clean and charge this infrared binoculars to ensure its performance and lifespan.
The historical and scenic spots we visited
In addition to hunting, we also did not forget to appreciate the beautiful scenery and rich culture of Surrey. Surrey is a county in southeast England, known for its beautiful countryside, ancient towns and numerous attractions. We chose some places that were close to our hunting location and did some simple visits and tours. Here are some of the places we went to:
• Shalford Mill: This is a water mill built in the 18th century, located on the banks of the Tillingbourne River, not far from Guildford. This mill has a long history and was once an important economic and social center in the area. It was donated to the National Trust Foundation in 1932 by a group of female philanthropists called Ferguson’s Gang, and became a public museum. Here, we can see well-preserved mill machinery, tools and furniture, as well as some exhibits and stories about Ferguson’s Gang. We can also take a walk around the countryside and enjoy the views of the river and fields.
• Bocketts Farm Park: This is a farm-themed park, located near Leatherhead, covering 70 acres. There are a variety of farm animals here, such as sheep, cows, horses, pigs, chickens, ducks, etc., as well as some rare and exotic animals, such as camels, donkeys, deer, monkeys, etc. We can feed, pet and take pictures of these lovely animals here, and also watch their competitions and performances, such as pig races, sheep shearing, etc. Besides animals, there are also many facilities for children and adults to play with here, such as slides, trampolines, mazes, water fights, etc.
• Surrey cheese cake: This is a local specialty dessert made from cheese, butter, flour, egg yolks, sugar and cinnamon. It has a golden crispy appearance and a soft sweet interior with a rich texture. We tasted this delicacy in a small shop called The Old Barn Tearooms and felt very satisfied and happy.
The knowledge and feelings we learned
In the process of hunting, we not only enjoyed the thrill and challenge but also learned some knowledge about wildlife and natural environment as well as our views and feelings on hunting as a sport. Here are some of our gains and experiences:
• We learned some knowledge about animal habits and characteristics such as their activity time food source breeding mode protective color etc. These knowledge not only let us better find and track animals but also let us respect and appreciate their vitality and beauty more.
• We learned some knowledge about natural environment such as different vegetation types soil characteristics hydrological conditions etc. These knowledge not only let us better adapt to and use the environment but also let us understand and protect the balance and diversity of the environment more.
• We had different views and feelings on hunting as a sport. On the one hand we think hunting is a way to exercise our body and mind that can cultivate our courage endurance skills team cooperation etc. On the other hand we also realize the impact of hunting on animals and environment which may cause animal population decline species extinction ecological imbalance etc.
Therefore we think hunting should be a moderate regulated and purposeful activity rather than a random cruel or greedy behavior.
Our gains and reflections
In this article, I shared with you the details and feelings of my night hunting trip with my two friends Ed Roger and Xenia Stone last month in the outskirts of Surrey. We used a very cost-effective infrared binoculars from the Chinese brand wildguarder, which allowed us to see the outline and eyes of animals clearly in the dark, thus improving our accuracy and safety. We also visited some historical and scenic spots in Surrey, tasted some local delicacies, learned some knowledge about wildlife and natural environment, and our views and feelings on hunting as a sport. We felt that this was a very meaningful and memorable experience that gave us not only happiness and thrill but also knowledge and insight. We hope that through my description, you can also feel the fun, thrill, beauty and inspiration that we experienced in this trip. Finally, our impression and evaluation of Surrey as a place is very positive and positive. We think it is a place worth visiting again and again, and we also highly recommend it to others.