Category Archives: Habitat

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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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH TECHNOLOGY

ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH TECHNOLOGY Maybe it is just that I have gotten a little older, but during the last grouse season it seemed birds flushed and accelerated away from me a lot faster than ever before. Of course, if … 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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WHY WE HUNT, Member Payton Gunby

I grouse hunt because it’s in my DNA. Surprisingly, it doesn’t have to be passed down through genetics. Take a stroll through the grouse woods and you might find it quickly imprinted in yours. The story of grouse hunting for … Continue reading

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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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