Category Archives: Dogs

EDITOR NOTE: GIVE ME A WINDOW . . . That’s all I need . . .

By Matt Soberg, RGS & AWS Editor & Director of Communications Now is your window to help RGS & AWS create healthy forests and increase the voice for  the future of grouse and woodcock – New member drive ends April … Continue reading

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Helping Your Grouse Dog Combat the Cold

TIPS FROM: The Do’s and Don’ts of Helping Your Grouse Dog Combat the Cold Although the 2017 ruffed grouse season is winding down, it’s important to stay vigilant about keeping your hunting dog safe in chilly conditions. Cold weather can … Continue reading

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GROUSE CAMP TOUR STARTS TODAY!

NEW YORK & NEW ENGLAND 2017 GROUSE CAMP TOUR October 21 – 29 #grousecamptour “There is an old New England saying to the effect that if you give a man a shotgun, a bird dog and a violin, he won’t … Continue reading

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GROUSE AND WOODCOCK HUNTING GATEWAYS

A focus on simple gateways to grouse hunting can recruit our next generation of hunters. By Matt Soberg, RGS/AWS Editor & Director of Communications We always hear about perceived barriers to entry purportedly inherent in grouse and woodcock hunting. “There … Continue reading

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WHY WE HUNT, Member Drew Phipps

” . . . it is disturbing to me that there are so few grouse left in the woods here. I often wonder if I will be the last person to walk some of the coverts I hunt. I wonder … Continue reading

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WHY WE HUNT, Member Morgan Wolfe

” . . . and part of the reason I hunt is because I love the bonds that this sport creates. The bond between a man or woman and a dog, the bond between fellow hunters, and the bond between … Continue reading

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WHY WE HUNT, Member Jim Gray

I might have arrived late to the grouse hunting scene, but I am determined to do everything I can to “pay it forward” and leave it in better shape than I found it. Why do I hunt? I really didn’t … Continue reading

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WHY WE HUNT, Member Don Mallicoat

I don’t remember the first bird I shot. But I do remember when I knew I was a bird hunter. As a burr-headed boy of about 12, I was walking with Uncle Jim along a field edge in Alabama hunting … Continue reading

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WHY WE HUNT, Member Cooper Rossner

These connections I make with people, dogs, birds, my heritage and the soil along with the memories and stories I’ll tell for the rest of my life are why I hunt. I got into this racket sort of backwards. What … Continue reading

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WHY WE HUNT, Member Ron McGinty

The first grouse I ever swung on was a right-to-left crosser at “The Wild 80”, a hunting club my wife’s late father belonged to. It was one of those clear, crisp October days we all dream about where the grouse … Continue reading

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