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Huntresses: the future of hunting in France

Women's hunting: the testimonials of our employees

In France, there are close to 1,200,000 hunters, 2% of whom are women. They represent 10% of the new permits each year! Today, we have decided to honour a few women who bring hunting to life every day within the Decathlon group.

Woodcock hunting with your dog

Woodcock hunting with your dog

Woodcock hunting without an experienced hunting dog is nearly impossible. How to prepare and equip your hunting dog? What to expect from your dog in the field? How to create a symbiotic relationship between master and dog?

Managing your dog's first hunting trips

Managing your dog's first hunting trips

A dog can sometimes behave spontaneously making it difficult to manage during its first outings. Here are some of the solutions to train and guide it

6 tips for pigeon hunting

6 tips for pigeon hunting

With migration season fast approaching, are you getting ready to hunt migratory game birds? Read on for our tips on the best way to prepare for it and how to increase your chances of success.

What is woodcock hunting?

What is woodcock hunting?

Hunting in the woods at the heart of a wild biotope, looking out for the slightest sign, listening to the melody of tinkling bells and the humming silence, seeing this magnificent bird take off. This is woodcock hunting...

What is woodcock hunting?

What is woodcock hunting?

Woodcock hunting enthrals many hunters, whether they are young or old, experienced or not. For good reason, this specific hunting experience is one of the only ones that provides such a high level of excitement, palpitations, and emotion. Let's take a closer look at this captivating form of hunting.

Woodcock hunter's equipment

Woodcock hunter's equipment

Christophe, our hunting enthusiast, tells us all about the essential equipment for woodcock hunting depending on the weather, the biotope, etc.When the going gets tough, he recommends the use of clothing [...]

6 TIPS ON PREPARING FOR THE NEW SMALL GA

5 TIPS ON PREPARING FOR THE NEW SMALL GAME HUNTING SEASON

You love hunting for small games in woods and meadows, and you can't wait for the new season to open. Find out how to best prepare for the start of the small game hunting season through the experience and informed advice of our enthusiasts.

correct your dog's dry food ration

Correct your dog's dry food ration

Each dog, depending on its breed, size, age, time of year and frequency of exercise, has very different needs in terms of nutrition. It is therefore essential to correct its daily ration of food.

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WEARING BLAZE CLOTHING WHEN SMALL GAME HUNTING

For several years now, a growing number of small game hunters have been drawing attention to wearing blaze clothing when hunting. A security measure in enclosed environments, in the small game hunting circles everyone is quick to don blaze orange - why?

How to estimate range while hunting?

How to estimate range while hunting?

Having a sense of range is essential in hunting. However, the idea might seem a little vague to some of you. Here, we’ll tell you more about it!

HOW TO CHOOSE A HUNTING CARTRIDGE?

HOW TO CHOOSE A HUNTING CARTRIDGE?

Each hunting discipline has its own cartridge. What are the different criteria?

Mounting a plastic mallard decoy

Plastic decoys for hunting waterfowl: choosing and assembling them

Depending on the type of hunting you do, be it hut, gabion, or pass, and the effects you want to achieve by adding plastic decoys to the surface of the water, you will have to decide on various plastic decoys, which you will then have to assemble and secure [...]

Are dogs the prime ambassadors for hunting?

Are dogs the prime ambassadors for hunting?

Dogs have accompanied mankind on hunts for thousands of years. While it is true that the vast majority of hunters own one or more dogs, can we consider that our companions are the most popular feature of the hunting world?

The ideal equipment for woodcock hunters

The ideal equipment for woodcock hunters

Depending on the weather conditions, the biotope, the time of year, as well as the regulations in certain regions, it is necessary to adopt specific equipment when it comes to woodcock hunting. In this article, we will focus on the Solognac clothing dedicated to this hunting discipline.

How to channel your dog's energy: is it essential?

How to channel your dog's energy: is it essential?

Is your dog bursting with energy? Do you manage to channel it during your hunting trips, or not? Don't panic, here are our tips and advice for more peace and quiet.

Training your young dog

Spring training for a young hunting dog

How to train a young puppy to hunt And how to make it progress for future hunting seasons

HOW TO ORGANISE YOUR HUNTING BACKPACK

HOW TO ORGANISE YOUR HUNTING BACKPACK

Hunting is a sport that involves transporting equipment and numerous accessories. Consequently, your backpack is essential, but it will only be really useful if it is well organised.

How to start training your puppy?

How to start training your puppy? Our tips for a successful start-up.

Here it is, your hunting dog puppy has arrived at home. Let's take a look at how to get things off to a good start in its new environment.

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR DOG'S DIETARY TRANSITION?

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR DOG'S DIETARY TRANSITION?

You want to change your dog's diet and are wondering how to go about it? Are you unsure about the usefulness and risks involved? Here are some tips to help you make a successful transition.

Taking care of your dog in an emergency is possible thanks to the Solognac first-aid kit

Solognac's first-aid kit for dogs: take it everywhere!

At Solognac, dogs are considered hunters in their own right. We realised that it was necessary to respond to their different needs. While hunting, out for a walk, or at home, our companions can get injured and only a swift response will allow you to provide initial care.

Wildlife photography

Wildlife photography

Growing in popularity, but still not well-known, woodcock photography hunting sounds like a dream to us. Find all of our top tips and hear from those who enjoy the taking these photos.

Eco-design: protecting our environment

Eco-design: what is it?

At Solognac, protecting the environment is close to our heart. This involves several steps, and in particular the design of our products.

CHOOSING YOUR HUNTING DOG

CHOOSING YOUR HUNTING DOG

Choosing a hunting dog as a puppy is a very important decision in the life of a hunter. Adopting a puppy means committing to a relationship that will last for many years. Choosing the breed, picking the puppy, and welcoming the dog into your home, we will try to guide you in the choice of your future hunting companion.

Interview of Franck Delmonteil

Interview with Franck Delmonteil, a woodcock hunting enthusiast

In this article, we share with you an interview of Franck Delmonteil, a woodcock hunting enthusiast. His advice, techniques and tips for a chance of bagging the mythical bird are all revealed here.

Hunting the woodcock

5 anecdotes from woodcock hunters: listen well!

There are some incredible moments in the life of a hunter, and even moreso in that of a woodcock hunter. 5 of these enthusiasts tell us about one of those moments that will remain forever engraved in their memories.

Woodcock: Franck tells us about his exceptional start to the season, which was quickly cut short

Woodcock hunting: a magical start to the season for Franck

In this article Franck tells us about his best start to the woodcock hunting season, despite being very quickly cut short by the government's announcements related to the new lockdown measures.

Land use planning: interview with Bruno Portron

Land use planning: an essential action for small game

Land-use planning for wildlife is an important issue. At both the national and local levels, many individuals, hunters and others are actively involved in bringing small game back to the countryside. How? Why? We go over it in this article.

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FEATURE: THE STARS OF THE NEW SEASON

Every type of game has its own characteristics in each region and may be subject to hunting plans or protective measures. For more information about your hunting rights, refer to your local authority or hunting association.