#The behaviour of big game in hot weather
There is hardly any forest fruit in the woods during the summer. Big game, particularly wild boar, leave the forest and invades the cereal crops as soon as the grain appears. They will not hesitate, for example, to linger near a maize field in order to feed. They sleep in dense cover, staying close to waterholes in the evening.
At certain times of the year, it is all the more important to respect the wild boar's tranquillity, so as not to encourage it to invade agricultural crops more than it already does:
- 15 April, when maize is sown;
- mid-June, the period when the wheat is mature (the stage when wild boar love the grain);
- end of August to beginning of October, the maize fields are huge areas where the wild boar will find both peace and food in abundance.
If this is not respected, farmers incur significant damage to their crops while hunters are required to pay the bills for the damage and bear the wrath of the farmers.