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.
Woodcock hunting is an activity that involves considerable amounts of walking, on average between 12 and 15 km per hunt, sometimes more. It is done in an often dense environment of thick intertwined branches, brambles, and thorny bushes. Nevertheless, one does not hunt this woodland beauty in Brittany as one does in the Landes, in the Provençal maquis, or on the steep slopes of the Alps. Hunters, their dogs, and their ways of tackling the landscape vary from one environment to another, but all adepts of Scolopax Rusticola (scientific name of the woodcock) share one, common need: the need for clothing that stands up against vegetation and isolated areas, as well as to tangles of branches that make clearing paths difficult.
Now you know a bit more about the appropriate equipment to hunt woodcock under the best possible conditions. Don't hesitate to share your experiences and outings on our facebook group Solognac - Woodcock hunting. Have a good season to one and all.