Sweet Corn Kernels in Woods

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Sweet Corn Kernels in Woods

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When walking my dog in the woods I came across trails of what looked like sweet corn kernels but thought it must be something else until my dog started eating them. So it is sweetcorn. Is this something hunters put down to attract animals?

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I think so.

The last of my runners yesterday, a guy who probably walked the last 10K arrived proudly brandishing a corn cob yet we had not passed any maize fields to my knowledge but had gone through a forest with lots of chasse privée areas.

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Hunting starts in 2 weeks. So hunters spread maize around to bring the boar into easy shooting distance.
It’s a pain as our dog loves the kernels, and won’t come to heel until he has eaten every last one. Which can take a very long time...

You can also find small plantations of maize deep in woods where people hunt, for same reason.

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Who hasn't at some time in their life done a poo with corn in it despite not having eaten it for weeks? Or is that just me?

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Thanks for replies. Inclined to let dog eat it all so as not to help hunters but as you say, would be there a very long time!
Ally wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:10 pm
Who hasn't at some time in their life done a poo with corn in it despite not having eaten it for weeks? Or is that just me?
Yes, at first that's what I thought but then I realised there was no poo, just the sweetcorn. (BTW, if it's really weeks, you've got a problem, normally 24 - 36 hrs. ;) )

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I wisnae really expecting a response J, but thanks. I'll make an appointment tomorrow. 😂

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jardiniere wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:11 pm
Thanks for replies. Inclined to let dog eat it all so as not to help hunters
Wild boar do thousands of euros of damage to crops and need culling.
Here in the Dordogne they can be hunted most of the year as there's so many of the buggers.
12 500 were killed in the Dordogne in 2018 and 800,000 in the whole of France.
The cost to farmers by their damage through out france is enormous.which put up food prices to all of us.

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The sanglier could have a counter argument but they don't have lawyers and accountants.

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Ally wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:31 pm
The sanglier could have a counter argument but they don't have lawyers and accountants.
Wrong place, put it in jokes.

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Doug wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:16 pm


Wild boar do thousands of euros of damage to crops and need culling.
But found this on another thread:

sanglier 🐗 love sweetcorn. Hunters are now banned from using it to attract them.

So surely it shouldn't be used at all?

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