Virginia Subsidy Offer Spring 2014
Dear Virginia Member:
The Virginia State Chapter Board of Directors is pleased to offer its members the opportunity to purchase seed and seedlings at a subsidized price. Members are limited based on their level of membership listed on the order form. The Virginia 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. Allow 2 to 3 weeks from the date your order is entered in our system for shipping with the exception of Redosier Dogwood which will ship after April 1st. Additional bags of seed or seedlings may be purchased in unlimited quantities using the non subsidized portion of the order form.
Alfalfa Attractant Strut and Rut® Mix 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.
Triple Threat Clover Strut and Rut® Mix is 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.
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.
Redosier Dogwood is a rapid-growing, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub which grows to a maximum size of 4-5' tall. Fruit is quite attractive to birds and is generally considered to have as much if not more ornamental interest than the flowers. Requires full sun to part shade.
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.
Virginia State Chapter President
National Wild Turkey Federation