Category Archives: Habitat

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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Driftless Young Forest Symposium

Today, the Ruffed Grouse Society brought together agency professionals from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois to focus on landscape-scale goals to enhance future young forest habitat in the Driftless Region. Today (August 16, 2016) the Ruffed Grouse Society launched the … Continue reading

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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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Book Review – A Grouse Hunter’s Almanac

A GROUSE HUNTER’S ALMANAC The Other Kind of Hunting By Mark Parman Published 2010 – University of Wisconsin Press Mark Parman has been a longtime contributor of classic grouse and woodcock hunting stories to the Ruffed Grouse Society magazine. A … Continue reading

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Staff Meeting & Info Updates

RGS and AWS staff and their dogs convened at headquarters in Pittsburgh last week to plan for the future of habitat programs, membership, events and communications. STAFF MEETING RGS and AWS staff and some of their grouse dogs convened at … Continue reading

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