The Best Gun Scopes for Hunting in the Country

Published / by Julien Dvorak

Hello and welcome back to my blog!

As you know, I am deeply in love with my home in Lussac, France for so many reasons. From the scenery to the food it is simply a wonderful place to live. French and Lussac especially has a rich tradition of gourmet and fresh foods, as well as very nice cheese and wines from the valley. Today I want to talk about one of the traditions that we have that maybe you don’t know so well, which is hunting.

Hunting is a wonderful tradition in France, even if it is not as famous as the hunting in America or Russia. We have many different kinds of animals to hunt in the countryside and it is very common for rural people to go to the hunting club and get a rifle to kill the evening’s supper. Yes, in France we have hunting clubs where the weapons are stored instead of keeping them in our homes. It is much safer this way.

We hunt many animals, but the most common is the wild boar, which has been the centerpiece of feasting since the medieval times. It is also very common to hunt a smaller animal like a rabbit for stew, or pheasant for roasting. There are many deer in the countryside, but some of them are protected by law and it is not a good idea to hunt them unless you are a local and can tell the herds apart.

It is simple to enjoy hunting here if you are traveling, and I do recommend it to people who are renting a cottage and will be preparing their own food while they are in the Lussac area.

It is very important to buy and to bring scopes for hunting in the countryside because in France it is considered unsafe to shoot without having an exact view of your target. You should buy them outside of the country if you may, though, because prices are very high here. You will not be able to make very many choices in which rifle you acquire here because it will depend on the hunting club you visit and in any case it is not like going to an American gun shop. There are simply much fewer options here and in the end the biggest factor that will impact your hunting experience is the scope you use when you set out.

As I have travelled much in my life, I have had some experience in using many different scopes. It is not surprising to me that the Americans, who hunt so much, have developed the ones that I would consider the best in the world. I personally own a Leupold scope, and I encourage all my fellow hunters to purchase the same. The glass is very clear and they are the only scopes I have ever seen that will outlive the hunters who use them! If you should buy one for a trip and you somehow manage to damage it, they will replace it for free.

I have found that the best rifle scopes for beginners are very simple fixed magnification ones that will serve anyone very well. After all, this is not a safari or anything too intense. It is relaxing countryside hunting that is meant to be as much a pleasure as the food that comes at the end of a successful venture. You will be best served with a small Leupold fixed scope that is easy to take on and off a rifle from a hunting club so that you may bring it on all your trips where hunting will be an option.

If you are traveling from America or another country where hunting is more loosely regulated than France, it is a good idea to bring licenses that will demonstrate you are responsible and have been hunting for some time. It is possible to rent rifles without a license from abroad, but you will be expected to take an examination and this can be difficult for people who do not understand the particulars of the French way.

Next time you are in the area, I hope to see you out hunting in the countryside! Bonne chance!

How to Enjoy the French Countryside

Published / by Julien Dvorak

France is one of the best travel destinations, the world-over. It attracts an impressive eighty-million visitors, yearly. There are numerous reasons why an individual enjoys visiting France. Some of the reasons include the majestic mountain regions, the French cheese and the charming characteristics of the local people. When wishing to holiday in France, it is not at all difficult to take in the French countryside, enjoying all that it has to offer.


When taking in the French countryside, the visitor will wish to appreciate the country’s Alpine regions, such as Mont Blanc, and the cliffs by the seaside of the Atlantic. It is important that the person wishing to make inroads, in enjoyment of the French countryside, to appreciate the region’s perfect wines and, correspondingly, delightful variety of cheeses. A good cheese to try out is the French Petit Swiss of Gervais. The cheese is also known by the words: little Swiss cheese. This product originates from the area of Normandy, France, and, ironically, is not a product of Switzerland. The countryside– to the amazement of the visitor—has approximately 400 samplings of good cheese. So, undoubtedly, purchasing French cheese, is a given, when visiting any portion of the French countryside.



Wine is another popular product, associated with the region. The country is known to produce four-hundred, fifty different brands of wine. All of the wine, mentioned, is inside the borders of the country. Not surprising, the country, as well, is a producer of the majority of libations, within the world. Such popular libations, as Cognac, are produced in France. So: with respect to the French countryside, a visitor may wish to stop off and visit one of France’s wine regions. He or she is certainly smart, too, in sampling one the nation’s delicious cheese specialties, such as the one indicated within the above text. Persons who are possessed in taking in a libation or two, will wish to stop by a delightful local country pub; and ask for the house specialty. Regardless, the French, too, regionally, possess distinctive cultures. So persons seeking to enjoy countryside settings, in France, will notice this style transformation, traveling from region-to-region.


France, too, is known world-wide for its delightful lavender. The person visiting the region of France will wish to find a field of lavender and take in the beautiful scent of it. The scenery of the French countryside presents as sensational: it really is quite scenic. France is the largest nation in the Western portion of the continent of Europe. The visitor is advised to take in the lush plains of France, along with its towering mountain peaks, and gorgeous coastal areas. Since the French countryside is so lush, it is the leading Western European exporter of Food products.



The countryside of France is comprised of endless plains. In fact, the visitor will find no issues in enjoying its beauty: more than fifty percent of the nation is comprised of countryside. The nation can provide the visitor, too, with Western Europe’s highest mountain peak, which is located in the Alps in Southern France. A visit to Mont Blanc is suggested.

The borders of the nation include the Atlantic Ocean—Bay of Biscay; La Manche, which is also known as the English Channel. It is located between the tiny country of Belgium, Spain and the Mediterranean Sea.

Since there are so many unique areas in France, it is suggested that the visitor read up on various areas, first, and then make the decision which areas, afford him or her, with the greatest learning opportunity in way of culture and overall beauty. Whatever the visitor decides, he or she is not likely to make a poor decision, since nearly every area of France provides a great deal in the way of splendor and unique, historic landmarks.

The best way to find out about the nation—regionally, is to purchase a travel guide. Read about each region and what specific sites are relative to that area. The prospective traveler, in doing so, will be able to determine what historic landmarks are located, within the countryside, he or she plans to visit, what restaurants are nearby; and what recreational opportunities are pertinent.

Further, in order to enjoy the French countryside, completely, the visitor may wish to take in the sights and activities of more than one unique venue. Take hunting with the best rifle scope as an example. In other words, it is not difficult to enjoy the French countryside. It is just a matter of reading up on each and every unique countryside destination, and then planning the day, accordingly.