#4 PREPARE THE APPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT
Your clothing must be well suited to the region where you go hunting, but as a general rule lightweight, reinforced trousers will make for easier movements, while protecting you against thorns and dense, aggressive vegetation, so that you can hunt in comfort.
A breathable T-shirt or shirt made of polyester will evacuate perspiration more effectively for greater comfort. You can also wear a gilet. Compact and lined gilets are useful for carrying ammunition, your valid hunting permit and your catches in complete safety.
Remember to take some headgear, a cap or hat, for protection against the sun, to avoid being dazzled when taking aim and, most importantly, for greater stealth when you spot some wood pigeons.
Vincent also recommends "a camouflage net. You can find very light and compact nets that come in very useful on sites where you frequently find these birds. Often on the edge of sunflower fields in the early morning or the late afternoon, when they come to feed."
Finally, decent footwear is essential. Boots or shoes that are both strong and comfortable. Our enthusiasts opt "for shoes at the start of the season, often worn with gaiters in the morning to avoid the unpleasant feeling of dew on the bottom of the trouser legs".
For Vincent, this is enough. "Since the cold doesn't bother me, and I go hunting in the south-west, this is all I need, because even if it feels cold in the early morning, the weather quickly warms up. But you can always add a windcheater/rainproof jacket or a fleece to your outfit, depending on the weather. But they do take up space when you no longer need them".