Author Archives: Eric Ellis

RGS Responds to Anti-Forest Management Message

Earlier this spring, the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society determined at a strategic planning meeting that public resistance to scientifically sound habitat management practices was one of the top three significant and long-term impediments to the future of … Continue reading

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Gladwin – 100 Years of Grouse and Woodcock Tradition

I was honored to be one of the speakers at the recent 100th anniversary event at the Gladwin Field Trail Area (GFTA) in Meredith, Michigan.  The GFTA is one of the premier if not THE premier field trial area in … Continue reading

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The Woodcock Wingbee

Getting out of Michigan in early April during a late winter weather blast is always a fun time.  Earlier this year, I was fortunate to not only get out of town right before a week of forecasted “wintry mix” but … Continue reading

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Call to Action: Public Hunting Lands in MI Under Threat

Public input opportunity extended to all members: If you hunt on state land in Michigan and feel strongly about maintaining our upland sporting traditions now is the time to let your voice be heard. On Wednesday May 11, I testified on … Continue reading

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Huron-Manistee National Forest – RGS Call To Action

Do you hunt on the Huron-Manistee National Forests?  Are you concerned about how the Forest Service manages their land in Michigan? If so, there is an opportunity to have your voice heard right now on a project that will significantly … Continue reading

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Significant Snow Levels Benefit Grouse in the Winter

Extreme cold and low/no snow are the worst conditions for ruffed grouse in winter.  Many areas in the upper Midwest have had lower than normal snow amounts this year leading to poor snow roosting conditions for ruffed grouse. Grouse are … Continue reading

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