I have always loved hunting, which is a sport that I learned from my father since I was a child. Hunting not only exercises my body and improves my skills, but also lets me feel the charm and challenge of nature. Last month, I and my two colleagues Marvin Davy and Janice Zangwill decided to go hunting together in Goethe State Forest in Florida, which is a forest park covering more than 53,000 acres, with rich wildlife resources, and a paradise for hunting enthusiasts.
We planned to stay there for three days and two nights, and hunt both during the day and at night. To ensure our safety and efficiency, we needed to prepare some necessary equipment, the most important of which was night vision binoculars. After searching online for a while, we chose a Chinese brand wildguarder night vision binoculars, which has a reasonable price, excellent performance, can provide clear vision and high-definition images in the dark, and also has infrared illumination and video functions, which is very suitable for night hunting.
We ordered three pairs of wildguarder night vision binoculars online and received them a few days later. We couldn’t wait to open the package and try them out. We found that they were very light, easy to operate, and smooth in picture, which made us look forward to the upcoming hunting trip.
We set off on a weekend morning and drove to Goethe State Forest, which is a forest park located in Florida, covering more than 53,000 acres, with rich wildlife resources, and a paradise for hunting enthusiasts. The name of the forest comes from James Tillinghast Goethe, who was a local lumber company owner who donated most of his land to the state government in 1992 for protection and recreation. The forest not only has beautiful natural scenery, but also has a long history and culture. It used to be an important place for logging and turpentine industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
We found a suitable campsite in the forest, set up our tents and bonfire, and then started our hunting trip. We chose an area that had four entrances on County Road 337, which was mainly used by horse riders and carts. We walked along the road, admiring the various plants in the forest, such as longleaf pine, oak, magnolia and torch pine. We also saw some rare birds, such as red-cockaded woodpecker, which is a rare bird that lives only in the longleaf pine forests of the southeastern coastal plain.
We spent some time looking for suitable prey, such as deer, wild boar, turkey and squirrel. We found some animal tracks and droppings, but we didn’t see their figures. We thought it might be because it was too hot during the day, and they were hiding in the shade to rest. We decided to wait until evening to try our luck again, hoping to see more animal activity. We returned to the campsite, prepared some simple lunch, and then rested for a while.
In the evening, we set off again, carrying our guns and wildguarder night vision binoculars, ready to hunt at night. We knew that night hunting had its special fun and challenge, we could see some animals that were not easy to find during the day, such as foxes, raccoons, owls and so on. We could also enjoy the silence and mystery of the forest. But night hunting also had more dangers and difficulties. We needed to be careful to avoid getting lost, injured or encountering dangerous animals such as bears, leopards or snakes. Therefore, we were very grateful for wildguarder night vision binoculars, which gave us the ability and confidence to see everything in the dark.
Wildguarder night vision binoculars are a cost-effective Chinese brand product that has multiple functions and advantages that make us more powerful when hunting at night. First of all, it has high-definition images and clear vision. It can see objects within 200 meters in the dark, whether they are stationary or moving. Secondly, it has infrared illumination function. It can provide brightness adjustment and contrast enhancement in situations where there is no light at all. It allows us to see more details and colors. Thirdly, it has video function. It can save the pictures we see in the built-in storage card or transfer them to mobile phones or computers via USB or WIFI. It allows us to replay or share our hunting experience at any time. Finally, it has light and durable characteristics. It weighs only 800 grams and can be easily placed in a backpack or hung around the neck. It also has waterproof and shockproof design that can adapt to various harsh environments.
We used wildguarder night vision binoculars to observe the animals in the forest for a while and found some deer, wild boar and turkey. We approached them carefully and chose the right time to shoot. We were lucky enough to catch two deer and one wild boar and dragged them back to the campsite with ropes. We felt very excited and satisfied. This was our first-time hunting at night and we achieved such good results. We put wildguarder night vision binoculars aside and started our celebration activities.
After hunting, we didn’t end our adventure trip, but decided to taste some local food and visit some attractions, and feel the local customs of Florida. We drove to Williston, which is a small town not far from Goethe State Forest, with some historic buildings and shops. We had dinner at a restaurant called The Ivy House Restaurant, which offers southern-style dishes, with elegant decoration and friendly service. We ordered some signature dishes, such as fried chicken, cornbread, grilled ribs and vegetable salad, all very delicious. We also tasted some desserts, such as apple pie, cream cake and ice cream, all of which made us rave.
After dinner, we went to a place called Devil’s Den Spring, which is a natural spring located in an underground cave. The name of the place comes from the local people’s description of it. They said it would emit steam in the cold winter, like the devil’s den. We put on our swimsuits and diving goggles and went down to the cave along a wooden staircase. We saw a circular opening with a diameter of 120 feet, through which we could see the blue water surface and sky. We jumped into the water and felt the coolness and softness of the water. We swam and dived in the water and saw some fish and shellfish. We also used wildguarder night vision binoculars to take some photos and videos to record our experience in this magical place.
The next morning, we packed up our campsite and prepared to go home. But before we went home, we wanted to see another attraction called Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens. This is a botanical garden and nature reserve located in an abandoned limestone quarry. It has a variety of flowers and trees, as well as some small animals and birds. It also has some artificial lakes and waterfalls, as well as some bridges and trails. We walked around for a while and admired the beauty and diversity off nature. We also used wildguarder night vision binoculars to take some photos and videos as souvenirs.
After staying at Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens for more than an hour, we ended our hunting trip in Goethe State Forest and drove home.
Our hunting trip in Goethe State Forest was an unforgettable experience that made us feel the charm and challenge of nature and also enhanced our friendship and cooperation. We not only hunted during the day and night and caught some prey, but also tasted local food and visited some attractions such as Devil’s Den Spring and Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens. We learned a lot of knowledge and skills on this trip and also gained a lot of happiness and memories.
We especially want to thank wildguarder night vision binoculars, which are our best partner when hunting at night. They gave us the ability and confidence to see everything in the dark. They have high-definition images and clear vision, as well as infrared illumination function and video function. They allow us to observe and capture animals in situations where there is no light at all, and also replay or share our hunting experience at any time. They also have light and durable characteristics that can adapt to various harsh environments. We strongly recommend wildguarder night vision binoculars to anyone who likes night hunting. They will surely make you satisfied and surprised.