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2016 Fall Forecast

This report has been compiled by Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society biologists.

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RGS and AWS Regional Wildlife Biologists Andy Weik and Eric Ellis show tips on keeping you and your bird dogs in shape through gear discussion and demonstrations of running and bikejoring with your dog. It is never a bad time to prepare for the hunting season!


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Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is North America's foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.

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