Learn more about RGS habitat programs, projects and policy.


See grouse and woodcock facts and the woodcock migration map.


Learn more about grouse and woodcock hunting and see hunting season forecasts.


View this cutting-edge satellite research on GoogleEarth(r) provided by USFWS project cooperators including RGS and AWS.
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Ruffed Grouse Identification – aging and sexing grouse in the field.


RGS Spotlight Join RGS and AWS at a spring banquet or event and enjoy the camaraderie of those who are dedicated to creating habitat and preserving our sporting traditions!

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RGS and AWS Member-Get-A-Member Campaign
Orvis Agrees to Extend Gift Card Offer

Orvis has agreed to extend the $20 gift card promotion through March 31, 2015. Participate in the Campaign and help RGS and AWS preserve our sporting traditions for future generations.
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Listen to interviews on habitat and hunting topics with RGS staff and other professionals.



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Mission Statement

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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