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CWTF Turkey Blend is a great mix of seeds if you’re an all around wildlife manager and hunter. Perfect for a diverse blend of forages for Turkey or Upland birds that produces, holds and attracts big bucks as well. This customized blend continues to be sought-after throughout the summer and into the fall seasons even into the late season if, it hasn’t been eaten to the ground.
The taller growing forages provide food above the snow line in the winter for birds to feed on so that they have food during the off season and it is good at holding turkeys in the area to hunt them in the Spring.
You see, it's not the spring that you want to attract the turkeys to the area, it’s the winter where this blend really does its work. The high carbs that the blend produces in its seed head's is what really helps the wildlife out. One of the biggest benefits is that it provides great cover for bedding areas and is used to break up the big fields. A large field that is broken up with this blend provides cover, allowing deer to feel more secure and have them out during daylight hours more regularly. You can plant this blend and use it as a barrier from road frontage as well so that people can't see into the area.
It is best to plant this year over year as most of the blend is annual. It works great to plant around your existing food plots to prevent any kind of poaching or visuals from areas you may not want viewing of the plot. ex. roads
Before planting you MUST follow the Rack Stacker 6 Ps to plotting. Proper, Preparation, and Patience, Prevents, Poor, Plotting.
If you follow these instructions (also on the back of the bag) and don’t cut any corners, it will grow for you and produce great results throughout the summer, into fall and for late season hunting so you can harvest that buck of a lifetime and get the fawns into the winter in good health.
The best time to plant CWTF Turkey Blend is in the early parts of the summer as long as there is good moisture in the soils. You can plant into the summer if you have sufficient rain in the area but the ideal time would be late May and into June. Steve has planted in August for lush green growth for the early hunt, but your best to try and get it in early if you live in the northern regions of Saskatchewan, Alberta or other provinces. Southern areas like Quebec, Southern Ontario or Nova Scotia you can plant this up until September long weekend.
You really want to make the best seed to soil contact as possible when planting CWTF Turkey Blend. Spraying the plot with a herbicide is best, you don’t want weeds competing for moisture and nutrients on the field with CWTF Turkey Blend. After spraying, using a set of disks or cultivators are best to work the ground. As long as you have something that can scar the ground enough to allow the seeds to have good seed to soil contact then you will be successful with Rack Stacker.
Before seeding down your plot you want to drag the soils as level as possible as well. The smoother the soils the better to prevent channeling during the rain and keeps the birds from eating your seed. You don’t want to plow the seed under. You only want to make the seed hit the ground, and then pack it to the ground with a roller or a culti-packer. It's important to do this step!! It's like insurance for your plot. By pushing out all the air pockets you’re insuring a quick germination and fast growth as soon as the seed hits the ground.
If we spray 2 weeks prior to working the land, we can have it in the ground, (disking, dragging, seeding and packing) in 4 hours for a 1\2 acre.
SEEDING RATE/ COVERAGE
We sell CWTF turkey blend in 6lb and 24lb bags. Using a hand broadcast spreader 6lbs will plant ½ acre. 12lbs per acre is recommended.
CALCULATING SQUARE FOOTAGE
Measure the location of your plot. Length multiplied by Width divided by 43,560 that will give you the size of your plot (Ex. 148ft X 148ft= 21,904sq ft is approx 1/2 of an acre) you will be able to plant 21,780sq ft (1\2 acre) with a 6lb bag of CWTF Turkey Blend. Be sure to plant the right amount of seed for the area that you are working with. 50 X 50 Yards = 1\2 acre
Its recommended that you fertilize 3-4 weeks after planting the plot. 300lbs of fertilizer to the acre to get maximum growth of 18-18-18 (or equivalent %) This will quickly improve nutrient absorption in your plot and rapidly grow throughout the summer months. Driving on the plants to fertilize is ok, they will bounce back pretty quick.
In conjunction with the Food plots, to utilize the optimum growth of the herd, try our Mineral and attract them to your location right away. Instant, all season attraction with the potent scent of the mineral as well as High Vitamins to get those deer into the Canadian winter in tip top shop.
A portion of every purchase goes directly to the Canadian Wild Turkey Federation and their efforts.
Give it a try today, You won’t be disappointed!
Used this in the perimeter of my plots this year to make the deer wonder what is on the other side making them get closer for a shot. It should also help the deer be more comfortable knowing that nobody can see them while they are eating in the plots. Well, nobody except for me....