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Massachusetts Subsidy Offer Spring 2013

Dear Massachusetts Member:

The Massachusetts State Chapter Board of Directors is pleased to offer its members the opportunity to purchase seed and seedlings at a subsidized price. Annual members may choose only two of the subsidized options on the offer form. Sponsor members can select three items from the form. The Massachusetts State Hunting Heritage Super Fund will pay for 50 percent of the seed and shipping charges.

All orders are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Quantities are limited on subsidized seed and seedlings due to the dollars allocated to the program. Seed shipping allow 2 to 3 weeks from the date your order is entered in our system. Seedlings will be shipped after April 1. Additional bags of seed or seedlings may be purchased in unlimited quantities using the non subsidized portion of the order form.

Annual Summer Mix S&R® will provide ideal brood range during spring and summer as well as provide an excellent food and cover source throughout the fall and early winter. This is a good all-around mixture for almost all upland gamebirds and other wildlife and is adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions. It consists of almost equal portions of buckwheat, cowpeas, dove proso millet, browntop millet, pearl millet and black oil sunflower. It establishes quickly and provides food and brooding cover through the summer. Can plant after frost-free period in spring to mid-summer. Do soil testing and make sure that soils are treated with recommended amendments. A 25-pound bag of seed will cover one acre. Great planting for wild turkey, deer, quail and dove.

TripleThreat Clover Strut and Rut® Mix
A concentrated, pre-inoculated clover mix including Crimson, Patriot, and Durana clovers. All seeds in this mix are legumes, which means that you will be providing the best quality food and cover conditions for wild turkeys, deer and other wildlife on your property. This mix of seed is adapted to most sites and will stay established for several years with proper maintenance. Prepare the seedbed by disking or harrowing the ground. Create a smooth seedbed. Always do a soil test! Add the recommended amounts of lime and fertilizer. Incorporate both into the soil. Broadcast seed over one acre. Cover seed ¼” deep using a drag or cultipacker to ensure good seed to soil contact. Soil pH should be 6.0 to 7.0. Normally can be planted early fall or early spring depending on location. Check with local Extension Office for proper seeding dates.

Red Splendor Crabapple
An upright, more or less open headed tree, flowers are a rosy red bloom. Outstanding features are the tree's almost complete disease resistance and its small red fruit, 1 cm in diameter that cling to the trees all winter. The flowering crabapples are durable, provide a valuable food source for wildlife and are strikingly beautiful in bloom. Crabapples remain on the tree all through winter, providing a good food source for turkeys, grouse and songbirds well into spring.

Every bag purchased results in up to 1 acre of quality wild turkey brood rearing habitat being established. These plantings also make for great strut zones for gobblers and deer will forage on clover year round if snow is not too deep in winter. This helps the MA State Chapter address key issues identified in our state strategy of the North American Wild Turkey Management Plan. Your membership and financial support at our banquets helps make this program possible and allows the chapter to address high priority habitat needs in our state. THANK YOU!

Click here to download a seed subsidy order form.


Scott Cushing
Massachusetts State Chapter President
National Wild Turkey Federation




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