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Hi all,

The farm where our shoot is has let out all land, about 1000acres for maize to two different people, they said they will leave cover crop for us, one man started cutting them stopped because of rain, the other has gone bankrupt, leaving g is with the biggest cover crop ever about 800 acres, help what do we do now?. Birds are coming back to lens for now but for now long with all that corn about.

Neil.

 

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Going to have need a nice big  beating team with lots of dogs. I feel for you. A hard task but you'll know where your birds are.

Edited by figgy

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If its going to remain standing for the entire shooting season, and you can do with it as you will, I would suggest clearing some flushing points within the crop and driving the birds to these areas, hopefully you can get them up, and on their way back towards the pen (s).

Also could do with driving a suitable vehicle through the crop to flatten some zig zag rides, put some feeders along these rides if the maize has not dropped over.

 If you cannot touch the crop..........good luck.

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cut a few rides, use sewelling and stops etc and see what happens, a bit trial and error, the pheasants might be hard work but if you flatten a few acres and see what the pigeons think of it.......🙂 🙂….atb ...misser 

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Where are you?  I am sure there are dairy farmers close by who would give their right arm for some cheap maize silage.

If it is going to stay, then as said above drive through it and knock some rides down. Personally I would just drive in circles and maybe  knock down one straight 'ride' where you can position a few stops.  Let the dogs have fun.   Hope it works out for you.

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may not be a disaster...you may have the best returns yet........we had a drive on one of my local shoots which was a 4 acre field of maize which was only used towards the end of the season or to use to top up the bag..........

DONT STAND THE GUNS IN A LINE.............cause when you push thro they will go and come out everywhere....:lol:

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Could probably be the best season you’ve had 800 acres of cover crops 😊

i would leave it alone at the moment and watch what the birds are doing 

once the season starts to get going you’ll probably find every bird in the neighbourhood in it 

although it would be best to consult with the landowner before you start cutting rides into it 

you maybe have to upgrade your fox management as it’ll be a haven for them 

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40 minutes ago, figgy said:

If I was the land owner I'd be cutting and selling it.

^^^^ this. As soon as the rain stops 🙂 

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You will be inundated with rats and foxes.

I cannot see a positive in this situation unless the majority of the maize is cut before November. 

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2 hours ago, Walker570 said:

Where are you?  I am sure there are dairy farmers close by who would give their right arm for some cheap maize silage.

If it is going to stay, then as said above drive through it and knock some rides down. Personally I would just drive in circles and maybe  knock down one straight 'ride' where you can position a few stops.  Let the dogs have fun.   Hope it works out for you.

I would second this as maize is selling in my area at £450 acre so it will not be there long. Just make sore they leave the blocks you put in place to be left. 

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2 hours ago, JDog said:

You will be inundated with rats and foxes.

I cannot see a positive in this situation unless the majority of the maize is cut before November. 

And Badgers

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22 hours ago, Dougy said:

And Badgers

If you've got a badger problem you wont need to cut feed rides, get in a few yards and you'll see the ****ers have levelled acres of it! They knock a stem down, eat a cob and move on.

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4 minutes ago, Benthejockey said:

If you've got a badger problem you wont need to cut feed rides, get in a few yards and you'll see the ****ers have levelled acres of it! They knock a stem down, eat a cob and move on.

Oh I know. 

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Just now, Dougy said:

Oh I know. 

I haven't managed to get out hunting with our lot yet but weve a lot of maize around here and I've noticed billy has been on the increase - new holes popping up here and there and padding everywhere, so I expect theres plenty of flat spots.

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Thanks for all the replies, been offline all weekend.

The one man that started cutting is starting again today rain permitting, but the other lot is in the hands of a receiver so can't be touched yet, fingers crossed that it gets sorted soon. Fox control has been a problem as you never see them and they don't go in our traps.

 

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19 minutes ago, Neilsmith said:

Thanks for all the replies, been offline all weekend.

The one man that started cutting is starting again today rain permitting, but the other lot is in the hands of a receiver so can't be touched yet, fingers crossed that it gets sorted soon. Fox control has been a problem as you never see them and they don't go in our traps.

 

The Receiver should get his finger out and sell the standing crop ASAP or it will diminish in value.

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1 hour ago, Neilsmith said:

Thanks for all the replies, been offline all weekend.

The one man that started cutting is starting again today rain permitting, but the other lot is in the hands of a receiver so can't be touched yet, fingers crossed that it gets sorted soon. Fox control has been a problem as you never see them and they don't go in our traps.

 

is it going for bio-fuel or silage.?

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12 hours ago, JDog said:

The Receiver should get his finger out and sell the standing crop ASAP or it will diminish in value.

+1

I do not know the farm or the businesses. Either way i guarantee that Maize will not be there in 6 weeks time.

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On 07/10/2019 at 12:27, JDog said:

The Receiver should get his finger out and sell the standing crop ASAP or it will diminish in value.

These people don't worry about what's there to disperse at the end of the day. As long as they get their fees....

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Just an update, they are still cutting and the man is trying to do a deal with receivers to buy there share as well  if so happy days, and he is using it for cattle feed, last year it was fuel. The main thing is we get our cover crop left so we can start attracting the birds there.

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