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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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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 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 Morgan Wolfe

” . . . and part of the reason I hunt is because I love the bonds that this sport creates. The bond between a man or woman and a dog, the bond between fellow hunters, and the bond between … 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 Don Mallicoat

I don’t remember the first bird I shot. But I do remember when I knew I was a bird hunter. As a burr-headed boy of about 12, I was walking with Uncle Jim along a field edge in Alabama hunting … Continue reading

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WHY WE HUNT, Member Cooper Rossner

These connections I make with people, dogs, birds, my heritage and the soil along with the memories and stories I’ll tell for the rest of my life are why I hunt. I got into this racket sort of backwards. What … Continue reading

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