Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Information for 2018 Habitat Cooperators

St. Clair County Pheasants Forever members who are interested in planting a habitat project in the spring of 2018 are encouraged to act quickly. Please click on the link below to continue reading for this year's guidelines and order forms.

2018 Pheasants Forever Habitat Guidelines

All seed distribution will be on a cost share contract (80% chapter, 20%PF Habitat Cooperator). (PF may pay even more, depending on success of banquet). Due to increasing cost, fertilizer will not be provided by the chapter for 2018. There may be a partial fertilizer "credit" issued to cooperators who attended the 2018 Banquet, subject to the banquet success.

To obtain Seed for PF habitat projects in the spring of 2018, you are required to submit your order no later than March 16th, 2018. The order form can be download from this website, and forms will also be available at the banquet 3-10-17.  Request received after this date will not be honored. You will need to mail the order form to the following address: 

Tim Vargo
5920 Arnold rd
Cottrellville , Mi 48039.

Late request will be placed on a waiting list and subject to availability.

Your order confirmation will be mailed back to you indicating your order number and the week you can pick up your seed. Distribution will be broken down over a 2 week period in mid to late April. ln order to plant as many projects as possible, we are limiting food plot size per landowner to 5 acres (in any combination of  food plot seeds) and we will have only 3 types of food plot seed available: corn, soybeans, and a winter blend food plot mix consisting of soybean, black oil sunflower, buckwheat and tall sorghum seed (this blended winter food plot mix must be broadcast).  Nesting habitat (pasture mix) is limited to 10 acres per project.

 Seed will continue to be distributed from the Adair Elevator, 3536 PaIms Road, Casco Township, 48064. The telephone numbers are 810 329-2658 or 586 7271598.The hours of operation are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30-5:00, Thursday 12:00 -5:00, and Saturday 8:30-12:30. Extra seed may also be purchased at the PF bulk rate.

Any requests for special projects exceeding these guideline limits can be considered by the Board. A request for an expanded special project must be submitted (with specifics) to the Board for consideration.

Food plots are required to be left undisturbed until April 1st of the following year. We will offer a high quality pasture mix for nesting cover projects that will require a 3-year contract. Spraying, tillage and mowing will be allowed as needed to improve and manage habitat and to control weeds. Mowing to restore healthy vigor is restricted to August 1-20. Proper soil conditions are very important to your projects success. Consider a soil test before planting. No haying or grazing is permitted. Nesting cover projects are limited to 10 acres.

Seed is available for chapter members only. Private land projects funded by PF must be planted in St. Clair or Southern Sanilac counties. If you would like to purchase additional seed (at  chapter bulk rate)for habitat projects outside of these counties or in amounts above the guideline limits, please specify that on the order form. The chapter will contact you to confirm the order.

Pheasants Forever retains the right to randomly check habitat projects. Habitat cooperators must agree to repay Pheasants Forever the cost for seed if the habitat project is destroyed prior to the term of project or the terms of the agreement are not otherwise met. Your signature on the seed request form indicates your agreement to these terms. Seed is to be planted for wildlife food and cover only and is not for commercial  use, livestock feed, and not for sale or trade.

Habitat cooperators are not required to open their land for hunting.


For members having difficulties with the forms, the following directions provide more details of the application process:

  1. Click on this link Habitat Seed Order / Agreement Form
  2. At the top of the screen, find and click on the blue box that says "Download"
  3. Select the option "Direct Download"
  4. If prompted, chose a destination to save the file. The desktop is a convenient place to be able to find the file.
  5. Using your computer's operating system to navigate to the file you just download. If you can't find it, try searching "2017 Habitat Request"
  6. Double-click on the downloaded file to open it in your computer's default pdf viewer (most likely Adobe Acrobat Reader).
  7. Once the file is open, you should be able to print it from the File --> Print menu.
  8. Another option to try is to make sure your web browser is current.

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