Category Archives: Habitat

WHY WE HUNT, Member Noah Smith

The sun was making its way across a high top in the Nantahala Mountains, and the first rays of light hit the frozen windshield of my truck. The thoughts of previous hunts high in the Carolina hills fought for a … Continue reading

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Risk and Reward for the American Woodcock

Risk and Reward for the American Woodcock: the Energy Balance of an Early Migrant in a Late-Winter Storm By Andy Weik, RGS & AWS Regional Wildlife Biologist In the snowy North, we look forward to the arrival of woodcock and … Continue reading

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PUBLIC LANDS, ACCESS & THINKING LONG TERM

By Meadow Kouffeld, RGS & AWS Regional Wildlife Biologist Despite the current negative state and federal climate toward public land holding, RGS and partners are working with government agencies to reverse this trend. Coming from the West, I appreciate public … Continue reading

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THEY SAID IT! . . . Best Quotes from the Spring RGS Magazine

THEY SAID IT! . . . Best Quotes from the Spring RGS Magazine By Matt Soberg Are you an upland hunter?  Bird dog owner? Shotgun lover? Have you become afflicted by the grouse and woodcock hunting addiction? Do you care … Continue reading

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What is it like to watch a drummer?

CONNECTING THE DOTS . . . From Habitat to Hunting By Matt Soberg, RGS & AWS Editor & Director of Communications This is what it’s like to watch a spring drummer connect the dots from habitat to hunting . . … Continue reading

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President’s Message – And Now It’s Our Turn . . .

Every four years, the confluence of hunting season and the national general election causes me to think about our freedom, democracy and our passion for hunting grouse and woodcock that we so deeply cherish. I think about this in two … Continue reading

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2016 RGS GROUSE CAMP TOUR – North Carolina & Georgia

North Carolina/Georgia RGS chapters are striving to ensure national forests are properly managed in the Southern Appalachian Region to preserve our grouse hunting traditions for future generations. The famed conservationist Aldo Leopold once said, “We shall never achieve harmony with … Continue reading

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2016 GROUSE CAMP TOUR – Virginia/Tennessee

Virginia/Tennessee Grouse/woodcock hunters are speaking for the wildlife that cannot speak for themselves – influencing forest management on public lands. Only partially down the Tennessee mountain trail, Parker Street, of the Appalachian Highlands RGS Chapter, pointed to some Rhododendron sandwiched … Continue reading

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2016 RGS GROUSE CAMP TOUR – Monterey, Virginia

RGS 2016 GROUSE CAMP TOUR – Monterey, Virginia The Birthplace of the Ruffed Grouse Society Walking down the short main street of Monterey, Virginia, a small mountain town in the northwestern part of the state, it would be difficult to … Continue reading

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Thank You! ~ Fall 2016 President’s Message

THANK YOU! “Nothing happens until a sale is made,” is a maxim sometimes used in the business world. For the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society, we could modify it to say, “Nothing happens until a volunteer steps forward.” … Continue reading

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