I have two like-minded friends, Hugo Wordsworth and Winston Orlando, who are also avid outdoor enthusiasts. We often go hunting together, exploring different places and animals.
Last month, we decided to go hunting in Americus, Georgia. Americus is a historic town with rich culture and natural resources. We heard that there are many wild animals there, such as deer, foxes, groundhogs, etc., which are very suitable for hunting. We planned to stay there for a week, visiting local attractions and food during the day, and camping in the wild at night, using guns and bows to hunt.
Since it involves night hunting, infrared binoculars are essential equipment. It allows us to see the position and outline of animals in the dark, improving accuracy and safety. We chose the cost-effective Chinese brand Wildguarder (wildguarder) infrared binoculars. It has clear picture quality, powerful magnification, light weight, durable material, and can also shoot videos and photos, recording our hunting experience.
This trip impressed me deeply, not only let me learn about Americus’s history, attractions and food, but also let me experience the convenience and fun of Wildguarder infrared binoculars. In the following article, I will introduce in detail our night hunting trip in Americus.
Americus is a town with a long history and rich culture. It witnessed important events such as the American Civil War, the development of aviation, the practice of humanitarianism, etc. In our hunting trip, we also visited some local historical sites and museums, feeling the charm of this city.
Americus was founded by European immigrants in 1830, and its name has two explanations. One is from the Italian explorer and navigator Amerigo Vespucci, and the other is from the nickname of the first settlers “merry cusses” (happy guys). In 1832, Americus became the county seat of Sumter County, and by the end of the 19th century, it had become the eighth largest city in Georgia.
During the Civil War, Americus was an important stronghold of the Confederate States of America. It was attacked and destroyed by federal troops. Not far from Americus, in Andersonville, there was a famous Southern prisoner of war camp, where about 45,000 Northern prisoners were held, of whom nearly 13,000 died of starvation, disease and abuse. Now, there is a national historic site, with Andersonville National Cemetery and Andersonville National Prisoner of War Museum.
In the early 20th century, Americus became one of the development sites of aviation. In 1917, not far from Americus, at SoutherField (later renamed Jimmy Carter Regional Airport), American famous pilot Charles Lindbergh made his first solo flight and bought his plane “Spirit of St.Louis” there for his transatlantic flight. To commemorate Lindbergh and his flying feat, a Charles Lindbergh monument was built near Souther Field.
In the late 20th century, Americus became one of the practice sites of humanitarianism. In 1976, not far from Americus, in Plains, former US President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter cooperated with the Christian service organization Habitat for Humanity International to build housing for poor families. Since then, the Carters have participated in the volunteer activities of this organization every year and set up its headquarters in Americus. Habitat for Humanity International has now carried out housing construction projects in more than 100 countries and regions around the world, benefiting millions of people.
Americus has many other attractions and food, worth exploring one by one. In our hunting trip, we also tried some local specialties and flavors, enjoying the warmth and diversity of this city.
Americus’s architectural style is very distinctive, with houses of various styles such as Victorian, Colonial, Federal and Greek Revival. The most famous one is Windsor Hotel, which is a four-story hotel built in 1892, with exquisite decorations and furniture. It has hosted many celebrities, such as US President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, etc. We stayed here for two nights and felt the luxury and elegance of the late 19th century. We also participated in the hotel’s historical ghost tour and heard some stories and legends about the hotel.
Americus’s alcoholic beverages are also famous, with a variety of flavors and brands. We visited Thirteenth (13th) Colony Distillery, which is a small handmade whiskey brewery. We learned about the whiskey making process there and tasted some of their products, such as Southern Corn Whiskey, Southern Gin, Southern Vodka, etc. We also went to Wolf Creek Plantation Winery, which is a vineyard and winery located in a rural scenic area. We took a tractor tour of the vineyard and tasted some of their wines, such as Sweet Southern Peach, Sweet Southern Blueberry, Sweet Southern Blackberry, etc.
Americus’s food is also rich, with southern American characteristics and flavors. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner at several local restaurants, tasting some local dishes and snacks, such as fried chicken, cornbread, grilled ribs, smoked ham, cream pie, etc. Our favorite was Little Brother’s Bistro, which is a small restaurant located in the city center, with a cozy atmosphere and friendly service. Their signature dish is beef burger and fries, juicy and crispy.
In addition to daytime visits and tastings, we are most looking forward to night hunting. Hunting is an ancient and exciting sport that allows us to get close to nature and feel the tension and charm of life. Night hunting is even more challenging, requiring us to have keen senses, superb skills, and appropriate equipment.
In our hunting trip, we chose some animals suitable for night hunting, such as deer, foxes, groundhogs, etc. These animals are nocturnal, hiding in the woods or caves during the day and coming out to forage or move at night. We found some suitable hunting spots during the day, such as near water sources, at the edge of grasslands, deep in the woods, etc. We set up tents and bonfires there, prepared guns and bows, and the most important Wildguarder infrared binoculars.
Wildguarder infrared binoculars are essential equipment for our hunting. It allows us to clearly see the position and outline of animals in the dark without being discovered by them. It has high-definition picture quality, high magnification function, light weight, durable material, and can also shoot videos and photos, recording our hunting experience. Each of us was equipped with a pair of Wildguarder infrared binoculars, so that we can observe and aim at animals anytime and anywhere.
When hunting at night, we followed some basic principles and skills:
• Maintain enough sleep: Hunting itself has a certain risk, especially at night. In order to ensure our energy and responsiveness, we try to rest well during the day and avoid excessive fatigue.
• Control light: Light is very important for night hunting. Too much or too little light will affect our vision and safety. We try to avoid using bright or flashing lights, so as not to scare or anger animals. We only use flashlights or torches when necessary, and try to cover our eyes.
• Use night vision equipment: Night vision equipment is a weapon for night hunting. It allows us to see farther, clearer and more accurately in the dark. We use Wildguarder infrared binoculars to observe and aim at animals, and adjust their brightness and contrast according to different environments and distances.
• Scout ahead: Before night hunting, we scout the hunting site during the day, looking for clues such as animal tracks, droppings, food, water sources, etc., to determine the type, number, activity range and habits of animals. We also pay attention to factors such as terrain, wind direction, vegetation, etc., and choose the appropriate hunting position and direction.
• Be patient: Night hunting requires us to have extremely high patience and concentration. We can’t move or make noise at will, so as not to disturb or alert animals. We have to wait quietly for animals to appear in our sight and range, and then fire decisively. Sometimes we may have to wait for several hours or even a whole night before we see a suitable prey.
• Pay attention to safety: Safety is very important for night hunting. We have to ensure our own and our companions’ safety and avoid accidents or injuries. We abide by the laws and rules of hunting and do not hunt prohibited or protected animals. We check our guns and bows to make sure they are in good condition and function. We tell others our location and plan before hunting so that we can get timely help in case of emergency.
The most memorable thing in our hunting trip was the process and experience of night hunting. Night hunting made us feel a different kind of excitement and fun, and also made us face some unexpected challenges and difficulties. In this article, I will introduce in detail some of the stories and feelings we had in night hunting.
When we hunted at night, we usually chose some more open places, such as grasslands, farmlands, ponds, etc. This can give us a larger field of vision and range, and also avoid the interference of obstacles such as woods or hills. We would arrive at the hunting site before dark, find a suitable position to set up tents and bonfires, prepare guns and bows, and Wildguarder infrared binoculars.
Wildguarder infrared binoculars are our best partner for night hunting. It allows us to clearly see the position and outline of animals in the dark without being discovered by them. It has high-definition picture quality, high magnification function, light weight, durable material, and can also shoot videos and photos, recording our hunting experience. Each of us was equipped with a pair of Wildguarder infrared binoculars, so that we can observe and aim at animals anytime and anywhere.
When we hunted at night, we usually used some bait or sound to attract the attention of animals. For example, we would use some food or smell to lure animals such as deer or foxes near our position. Or, we would use some devices or whistles that simulate animal sounds to imitate animal communication or courtship behaviors. This can make animals curious or interested, and then come out of their hiding places.
Of course, not every time we can successfully attract the attention of animals. Sometimes animals may feel danger or alert because of factors such as wind direction, moonlight, noise, etc., and avoid our sight or range. Sometimes animals may change their direction or speed because of competition or interference from other animals. Sometimes animals may be reluctant to approach strange or threatening things because of their personality or habits.
So when hunting at night, we need to have extremely high patience and concentration. We can’t move or make noise at will, so as not to disturb or alert animals. We have to wait quietly for animals to appear in our sight and range, and then fire decisively. Sometimes we may have to wait for several hours or even a whole night before we see a suitable prey. In such waiting, we also chat with each other, share some hunting stories and experiences, and enhance our friendship and trust.
In our hunting trip, we encountered some memorable stories and scenes. Once we hunted near a pond and wanted to catch some deer or foxes. We observed for a while with Wildguarder infrared binoculars and found a large animal moving by the water. We thought it was a wild boar or a bear, so we quietly approached some and prepared to shoot. When we looked again with Wildguarder infrared binoculars carefully, we found that the animal was actually an alligator! We were startled and quickly backed away some and gave up the hunting plan. We later learned that the pond was part of an alligator farm and we almost broke into a dangerous place.
Another time we hunted near a farmland and wanted to catch some groundhogs or squirrels. We observed for a while with Wildguarder infrared binoculars and found some small animals running around in the field. We thought they were groundhogs or squirrels, so we quietly approached some and prepared to shoot with bows and arrows. When we looked again with Wildguarder infrared binoculars carefully, we found that those animals were actually some puppies! It turned out that the farmland was a family farm of a farmer who raised many puppies as pets. We felt very funny and ashamed, quickly put away our bows and arrows, gave up the hunting plan. We later visited the farmer, chatted with him, and petted his puppies.
Our hunting trip gave us a lot of gains. We not only appreciated Americus’s history and culture, tasted local food and wine, but also experienced the excitement and fun of night hunting. We felt the charm and power of nature, and also encountered some unexpected challenges and difficulties. We used Wildguarder infrared binoculars to observe and aim at animals, as well as record and share our hunting experience. We met some new friends and deepened our friendship and trust with each other. Our hunting trip was an unforgettable journey as well as a rare learning opportunity.