Category Archives: Wildlife Ecology

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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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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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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The Effect of Drought on Woodcock

By Andrew P. Weik – RGS & AWS Regional Wildlife Biologist – New York, New England After a spring seemingly favorable to ground nesting birds such as grouse and woodcock, summer thus far, into late July, has been drier than … 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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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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Scout Spring Drummers & Find Fall Covers

Off-season scouting can lead to important clues and fall success in the grouse woods, and NOW is the time to go! Watching a male ruffed grouse drum his spring beat from less than 20 yards away is quite the surreal … Continue reading

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