Category Archives: Mentored Hunting

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 Stephen Faust

Our sport will die out if we’re not bringing in new hunters. In the sales world, we say if you’re not growing you’re dying. In the hunting world, the same may be true. I was about 8 years old when … 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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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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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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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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Women’s Intro to Wingshooting

The Women’s Intro to Wingshooting is a new RGS & AWS program designed to introduce women into upland hunting with the pilot program currently ongoing in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Take a moment and think about why you hunt and who … 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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Coming soon . . . Ruffed Grouse Society Summer Magazine

Get premier content on grouse and woodcock hunting and conservation, exclusive to RGS and AWS members The Summer Ruffed Grouse Society magazine is in the mail and will bring action-packed, members-only grouse and woodcock hunting and conservation content directly to … Continue reading

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RGS Hunter Recruitment and Retention Programs Receive Funding from MN DNR

The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) and American Woodcock Society (AWS) were awarded grants totaling $22,189.84 for new hunter recruitment and retention programs thanks to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) Angler and Hunter Recruitment and Retention grants program. … Continue reading

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