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Le Chasseur français
Le Chasseur français 1895-07-15 .png
Cover of the 15 July 1895 edition.
EditorAntoine Berton
CategoriesHunting magazine
Nature magazine
Circulation215,836 (2019)
PublisherMondadori/EMAP France
Year founded1885; 136 years ago (1885)
WebsiteLe Chasseur français

Le Chasseur français (meaning The French Hunter in English)[1] is a monthly magazine on hunting and nature published in France.

History and profile

Le Chasseur français was started in 1885.[2][3] The founding company of the magazine was ManuFrance,[4] which went bankrupt in the 1980s.[5] The company was founded by Étienne Mimard and Pierre Blachon in St Etienne and had activities in various business fields.[6]

In 1990 Medianature, a joint company formed by Bayard SA and Emap, acquired the magazine.[7] In 2001 Emap bought the shares of Bayard AS in Medianature, becoming the owner of the magazine.[8][9] Mondadori is also owner of the magazine, which acquired shares of it in June 2001.[4] In June 2006 the company became the whole owner of the magazine.[10]

Le Chasseur français is published by Mondadori/Emap France on a monthly basis.[3][11] The magazine offers articles about nature-related hobbies such as fishing, gardening, hunting, mushroom gathering and farm animal husbandry.[3] It supports for positivism, work and production.[1] Antoine Berton is the editor of the monthly.[3]


The circulation of Le Chasseur français was about 544,000 copies during the first half of 2001[8] and 535,000 copies in 2001.[12] It was one of the 20 best-selling magazines in France in 2005[13] with a circulation of 494,514 copies.[14] The magazine had a circulation of 384,057 copies in 2010.[11] In 2012 its circulation was 303,380 copies.[3] The magazine sold 215,836 copies in 2019.[15]


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  2. ^ Raymond Kuhn (7 April 2006). The Media in France. Routledge. p. 6. ISBN 978-1-134-98053-6. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Group > Magazines > France > Le Chasseur français". Mondadori. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Le Chasseur Français de la marque Mondadori France". Agriavis (in French). Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Rugby, Weapons & Cycles - St Etienne". Rugby Pioneers. 17 November 2008. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ Emeric Tellier (27 May 2011). "C'était Manufrance, un siècle d'innovation: 1885-1985". AIMOS (in French). Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "History of Bayard SA". Funding Universe. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ a b Jason Deans (6 June 2001). "Emap buys out French partner for £16m". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Emap strengthens French connection with outdoor titles". Press Gazette. 6 June 2001. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "A new Mondadori" (PDF). Borsa Italiana. 21 June 2006. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ a b "World Magazine Trends 2010/2011" (PDF). FIPP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ "Top 50 General Interest magazines worldwide (by circulation)" (PDF). Magazine.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 January 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ "European Publishing Monitor. France" (PDF). Turku School of Economics (Media Group). March 2007. Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ "Mondadori" (PDF). Borsa Italiana. 21 June 2006. Retrieved 2015.
  15. ^ "Accueil/ Les chiffres / Le Chasseur Français". ACPM (in French). Retrieved 2020.

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