Last month, I and two friends Lisa Maria and Bishop Andrew decided to go hunting in the outskirts of Valledupar, Colombia. We are all nature and adventure lovers who want to experience the thrill of chasing prey in the dark. However, we also know that night hunting is a very dangerous and difficult activity that requires professional equipment and skills. So we searched online and found a very cost-effective Chinese brand wildguarder, whose night vision binoculars owler1 are called “night hunting artifact”, which can let us see clearly in the dark, and also have video, photo, zoom and other functions. We immediately ordered three pairs, packed our bags and set off.

Valledupar is a city in northern Colombia, located in the capital of Cesar province. It is the birthplace of one of Colombia’s most important folk music – Vallenato music. This music uses accordion as the main instrument, expressing the local people’s feelings about life, love and nature. Every April, there is a Vallenato Legend Festival (Festival de la Leyenda Vallenata) here, attracting countless musicians and tourists.
Valledupar also has a rich historical and cultural heritage. It was once inhabited by Indians, later conquered by Spaniards, and played an important role in the Colombian War of Independence. There are many historical buildings and monuments in the city, such as the pentagonal Parque de la Leyenda Vallenata, which is a place to commemorate the Colombian revolution.

Valledupar is also a city with beautiful natural scenery. It is located at the confluence of two rivers – Rio Cesar and Rio Guatapuri, surrounded by majestic mountains. There are many places for outdoor activities such as hunting, hiking, horse riding, fishing, etc. in the suburbs, such as Parque Nacional Natural Sierra de la Macarena, where there are rich animal and plant resources and spectacular waterfalls.

Of course, we can’t forget to mention Valledupar’s cuisine. There are a variety of traditional dishes here, such as Capitulaciones, a pie wrapped with rice, meat and vegetables in banana leaves; or Sancocho, a soup made with chicken, corn, potatoes and spices; and Frijoles, a rich stew made with red beans, bacon, sausage and garlic.

This is why we chose to go hunting in Valledupar: it is a place full of history, culture, nature and food, where we can enjoy both the fun of night hunting and the local flavor. And wildguarder night vision binoculars are our best partner for our night hunting trip, allowing us to see more clearly, more safely and more confidently in the dark. Next, I will introduce in detail our hunting process in Valledupar, as well as the convenience and fun that wildguarder night vision binoculars bring us.

We flew from China to Bogota, the capital of Colombia, and then transferred to Valledupar in the north. This is a city located in the province of Cesar, about 100 kilometers from the Caribbean coastline. It is the birthplace of one of Colombia’s most important folk music – Vallenato music. This music uses accordion as the main instrument, expressing the local people’s feelings about life, love and nature. Every April, there is a Vallenato Legend Festival (Festival de la Leyenda Vallenata) here, attracting countless musicians and tourists.

Valledupar also has a rich historical and cultural heritage. It was once inhabited by Indians, later conquered by Spaniards, and played an important role in the Colombian War of Independence. There are many historical buildings and monuments in the city, such as the pentagonal Parque de la Leyenda Vallenata, which is a place to commemorate the Colombian revolution. We visited this park, saw the huge sculptures and murals, and felt the local people’s pride and respect for their history.

Valledupar is also a city with beautiful natural scenery. It is located at the confluence of two rivers – Rio Cesar and Rio Guatapuri, surrounded by majestic mountains. There are many places for outdoor activities such as hunting, hiking, horse riding, fishing, etc. in the suburbs, such as Parque Nacional Natural Sierra de la Macarena, where there are rich animal and plant resources and spectacular waterfalls.

We booked a local hunting guide online, who took us to a private ranch about 50 kilometers away from the city. There were vast grasslands and forests there, which were home to many wild animals. Our target for hunting was white-tailed deer (White-tailed deer), a species of deer widely distributed in America. They are medium-sized, light brown in color, white-tailed, and males have beautiful antlers. They are very sensitive and alert animals that require high skills and patience to capture.

 

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We stayed at the ranch for two days and went hunting every night. We wore camouflage clothes, carried rifles and wildguarder night vision binoculars. These binoculars allowed us to see the silhouette and eyes of white-tailed deer in the dark, and also had video, photo, zoom and other functions. We followed the guide, moving quietly in the grassland and forest, looking for traces of white-tailed deer. We sometimes hid behind trees or bushes, sometimes climbed up hills or rocks, observing the surroundings. We used wildguarder night vision binoculars to determine the target’s position and distance, then used rifles to aim and shoot.

White-tailed deer are a widely distributed species of deer, from Canada to South America. They are herbivorous animals that feed on various plants such as grasses, leaves, fruits, nuts etc. They usually are active at dawn and dusk, hiding in woods or shrubs during day and night. They are social animals that usually form a small family consisting of a female deer and her fawns; sometimes they also join other families to form a large group.

The males of white-tailed deer have beautiful antlers that shed and regrow every year. In autumn, males compete for females by fighting with their antlers. At this time, the males’ weight and antler size reach their maximum, showing their dominance. If they win the favor of a female, they will mate with her and protect her from other males’ harassment. After mating, the female will give birth to one to three fawns in spring. The fawns are born with white spots that help them camouflage in the grassland. The fawns follow their mother and learn various survival skills until they grow up and mature.

One of the largest subspecies of white-tailed deer is the northern forest white-tailed deer (O. virginianus borealis). This kind of white-tailed deer is distributed in the forest areas of Canada and northern United States, with a shoulder height of up to 1.2 meters and a weight of up to 180 kilograms. They have thick brown fur that turns gray in winter. Their tails are long, white at the bottom, and stand up as a signal when running.

We first had to find the traces of white-tailed deer, such as footprints, droppings, gnawed plants, etc. Then we had to quietly approach them, avoiding making any noise or smell, because they have sharp hearing and smell. We also had to pay attention to the wind direction and light, avoiding being detected by them. When we found a suitable target, we used wildguarder night vision binoculars to determine its position and distance, and used rifles to aim and shoot.

We shot a total of three white-tailed deer, two males and one female. They all had strong bodies and healthy fur. We brought them back to the ranch and used knives to skin and dissect them. We kept the deer skins as souvenirs, divided the deer meat into several pieces, some of which were left for barbecue or soup, some of which were frozen and taken home. We also cut off the antlers as decorations or tools. We felt that this hunting trip was very worthwhile and satisfied with our trophies.

White-tailed deer are animals with important value and significance. They are not only an important part of the natural ecosystem, but also an important resource for human culture and economy. White-tailed deer have a special status and symbolic meaning in different regions and ethnic traditions, such as bravery, wisdom, purity, beauty, etc. White-tailed deer are also the inspiration for many artistic works, such as Disney’s famous animated film “Bambi”. White-tailed deer are also an important food source for humans. Their meat is delicious and nutritious, rich in protein, iron, zinc and other trace elements. White-tailed deer’s fur, antlers, hooves etc can also be used to make various crafts, medicines, decorations etc.

However, white-tailed deer also face many threats and challenges, such as hunting, habitat destruction, human activity interference, diseases and parasites etc. These factors lead to the decline and shrinkage of white-tailed deer’s population size and distribution range, and even some subspecies have become extinct or endangered. Therefore, protecting white-tailed deer is our common responsibility and obligation. We should take effective measures to protect their living environment and lifestyle, such as setting up nature reserves, limiting or prohibiting excessive hunting, restoring and improving forest and grassland ecosystems etc., strengthening monitoring and research on white-tailed deer etc.

Our attitude and feelings towards white-tailed deer are complex and diverse. Sometimes we admire and appreciate them; sometimes we use and enjoy them; sometimes we conflict and dislike them. We should face these different emotions and seek a balanced and harmonious relationship. We should respect white-tailed deer as unique and beautiful life forms in nature; cherish the spiritual and material wealth they bring us; use white-tailed deer reasonably as an indispensable part of our life; follow the principle of sustainable development; avoid unnecessary conflicts and harms with white-tailed deer; seek ways to coexist and win-win with them.

Through the above introduction, we can understand that white-tailed deer are very interesting and useful animals. They not only have beautiful appearance and diverse habits; but also provide us with many spiritual and material values. However; white-tailed deer are also facing many threats from nature and human beings; their living conditions are not optimistic. Therefore; we should pay attention to and protect white-tailed deer; let them continue to live and reproduce in this colorful world. White-tailed deer are our friends; also our wealth; let us pray for them together!

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