Category Archives: Habitat

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: What are “Healthy Forests”?

            “I have read many definitions of what is a conservationist, and written not a few myself, but I suspect that the best one is written not with a pen, but with an axe. It is a matter of what … Continue reading

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C’mon President Trump . . . #FixOurForest

By Brent A. Rudolph, Ph.D., RGS & AWS Director of Conservation Policy A number of provisions favorable to hunters and healthy forests await the President’s signature later today… On December 1, we released a National Update, asking our supporters to … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – Stay Focused on Habitat

When I hunt grouse and woodcock next fall, I want to better clear my mind of all things occupying my thoughts . . .  I want to stay focused on what I’m doing . . . I want to stay … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – Pause to Reflect

It won’t be long before it’s time for us to think about New Year’s resolutions. Personally, I’ve never really taken this practice very seriously, but I know a lot of people who do. I can see some value in making … 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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WHY WE HUNT: Member Christian Fichtel, North Carolina

“To those devoid of imagination, a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.” ~ Aldo Leopold I’ve always believed that hunting should be difficult. The act of killing, whether avian or ungulate, … Continue reading

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Okay, so it’s public . . . Now what?

By Brent A. Rudolph, Ph.D., RGS & AWS Director of Conservation Policy RGS and AWS are among the most passionate organizations defending the overall benefits of public lands, but we are one of the few voices working to raise awareness … 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 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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THE LITTLE THINGS – EDITOR NOTE

The thought of losing the little things we love about grouse and woodcock hunting reveals truly what’s at stake for the future of our sporting traditions if we don’t strive to create healthy forests now. On a Friday evening this … Continue reading

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