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Pheasants Forever Helps Develop Michigan Pheasant Recovery Initiative

Genesee County Chapter contributed $1000 toward the new Michigan pheasant recovery project.

2015 Spring Seed Distribution...Last Chance for Seed

Note: Watch our website (geneseecountypf.com) or our facebook page (facebook.com/GeneseePheasantsForever) for changes to dates.

The first distribution for PF members or those who purchase a PF membership was on May 9, 2015 at the Gander Mt. Store in Flint on Miller Rd. from 9:00 AM to 12 noon. We used a preorder form to help streamline the distribution of seed and provide order information for grasses. We distributed 133 ac. of Corn, 33 ac. of Soybeans, 42 ac. of Michigan Mix, 28 ac. of Sorghum, and 28 ac. of Nesting Cover. A total of 246 ac. of food plots and 28 ac. of nesting cover seed.

Final seed distribution of remaining seed at no cost, and is open to the general public.

The final distribution date will be Saturday May 23, 2015 at Gander Mt. in Flint and will be open to the public to distribute the remaining seed.

The time for the seed distribution is 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon or until we run-out of seed.

 The seed we have remaining to distribute is: 

  • 12 bags of round up ready corn
  • 9 bags of Michigan Mix 
  • 18 bags of grain sorghum
  • 1.5 bags of sunflowers
  • 12 ...2 ac. bags of nesting over 
  • 15 ...1 ac. bags of nesting cover 

If you are interested in planting other wildlife grass mixes, you can order seed directly from Pheasants Forever, see the forms below for information.

If you have questions contact our Habitat Chairman, Jay Blair  at jayblair@charter.com


      Do You Need a Planter? Our chapter does have a no-till drill to rent.  It is a 6 foot Great Plains drill.  It can plant food plots, warm season grass, switch grass and nesting cover.  It cost $125 for the first ten acres and $6/acre above the ten acres.  If the ground has been tilled, this planter will still work.  The drill needs about a 50 horsepower tractor with hydraulics.  The hydraulics raises and lowers the drill to make corners and turns.  If the tractor is a 4WD with 40 hp will work.  The hydraulics is a standard ½ inch or 5/8 inch.  If you have a Kabota you may need your own ends.  We have John Deere ends and the standard is Pioneer ends. The link below has information on the 6 foot drill we have.

 

http://www.greatplainsmfg.com/products/notill/notill.html

  

2014 seed distribution statistics

  • 2500 lbs of Round-up Ready corn (250 acres)
  • 200 acres of our Michigan Mix (corn, sorghum, sunflowers, and buckwheat)
  • 1000 lbs of grain sorghum (160 acres)
  • Nesting cover / native grass