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Ohio Subsidy Offer Spring 2013

Dear Ohio Member:

The Ohio State Chapter Board of Directors is pleased to offer its members the opportunity to purchase seed, seedlings and tree protectors at a subsidized price. Members are limited based on their level of membership listed on the order form. The Ohio State Hunting Heritage Super Fund will pay 50% of the products and shipping charges.

All orders are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Quantities are limited on subsidized products due to the dollars allocated to the program. For shipping allow 2 to 3 weeks from the date your order is entered in our system. Additional products may be purchased in unlimited quantities using the non subsidized portion of the order form.

Longevity Clover S&R® Mix This mix consists of four varieties of clovers; 40 percent Crimson, 25 percent Cresendo Ladino, 20 percent White Dutch and 15 percent Arrowleaf. This mix should be tolerant of a variety of soils and climatic conditions and the plot will last for several years if maintained correctly. Can be planted in early fall or early spring depending on soil moisture and temperatures and frost free days. Late winter or early spring plantings are frequently attained by overseeding existing small annual grain such as winter wheat. Do soil testing and make sure that soils are treated with recommended amendments. Check with your local Extension Service office for appropriate seeding methods and times.

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.

Alfalfa Attractant Mix S&R® comes pre-inoculated and a 12-pound bag will cover approximately one acre. This mixture will provide areas of food and cover throughout the winter and provide excellent nesting and brood-rearing cover during spring and early summer. This mix is great for wild turkey, deer and other wildlife. Broadcast 12-pounds over one acre from May into late June and through September in the fall. Cover seed ¼” deep using a drag or culti-packer to insure good soil to seed contact. Soil pH should be 5.5 - 7.0. If you cannot have soil tested, fertilize with 5-10-15 at a rate of 250 pounds per acre and a minimum of 2,000 pounds of lime per acre.

Common Persimmon is a tree with a dense cylindrical or rounded crown, or sometimes a shrub, best known by its sweet, orange fruit in autumn. Habitat: Moist alluvial soils of valleys and in dry uplands; also at road sides and in old fields, clearings, and mixed forests.

Gobbler Sawtooth Oak is like the Sawtooth Oak, known for its rapid growth and mass acorn production, same characteristics of Sawtooth Oak except acorn size is smaller. Habitat: Well drained soil in full sunlight.

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, 1cm in diameter that cling to the trees all winter. The flowering crabapples are a durable and highly useful ornamental trees that 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.

Bur Oak has several unique traits among large shade trees: fiddle-shaped foliage that is thick and large, bark on lower trunks that has thick, vertical flattened ridges with very deep furrows, large fringed acorns, and stout semi-corky twigs; in addition, the tree often stands alone in fields in the wild, displaying its bold texture of a massive trunk and huge spreading limbs from a distance, and being very drought tolerant due to its very deep taproot system.

Every bag of seed purchased results in an acre of quality wild turkey brood habitat being established. This helps the State Chapter address a key issue 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.

Dave Williamson
Ohio State Chapter President
National Wild Turkey Federation




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