Pennington's Wingmaster Wild Turkey Mixture includes millets, grain sorghum, Buckwheat, Chufa, White Clover, and Prairie Grass which are a combination of plant species meeting those needs in addition to proving excellent habitat, cover, and brood-rearing areas. In a staggered effect, this seed mixture will have plants maturing and dropping seed to the ground from late spring throughout fall and winter. Over a long period of time from about 50 days after germination in late spring and extending into the winter, WingMaster will provide an abundant supply of seed, tubers, leaves, other plant material and insects. In addition through its perennial plant components this seed mixture will continue to produce seed, grasses, leaves, insect and habitat for years to come.
Uses: Like quail, turkeys need good habitat for brood-rearing and feeding areas. WingMaster Wild Turkey seed mixture produces abundant seed and in turn insects to meet these needs. Turkey poult diets, for the first few weeks, consist primarily of high protein insects so areas attractive to insects are critical to their survival. In addition, a healthy turkey population will need a variety of plant matter to provide seed, leaves, tubers, fruits, forbs and grasses for a consistent year round food supply.
In addition, turkeys will benefit from openings. Both large and small permanent openings are needed for good habitat. Proper management of these openings will consist of fall or winter disking every three years. This disking should be the beginning of a 3-year vegetative succession of habitat stages. The first year should be WingMaster food plot establishment in the spring, followed by letting this area remain idle for the next two years. Establishing food plots across your property in a staggered or delayed process is best. For example, having your openings divided up into thirds, will allow for one third to be planted this year, while two thirds lay idle. Taking the oldest idle plots back into food plots every third year will keep your plots rotated, fresh, manageable, and full of insects.
Planting Date: April to June
Rate: 40 lbs. covers one acre or 1 lb./1000 sq ft.
Best For: Deer, Turkey, Dove, Pheasant, Rabbit, and Quail