Tag Archives: American Woodcock Society

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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The Do’s and Don’ts of Helping Your Grouse Dog Combat the Cold

TIPS FROM: The Do’s and Don’ts of Helping Your Grouse Dog Combat the Cold Although the 2017 ruffed grouse season is winding down, it’s important to stay vigilant about keeping your hunting dog safe in chilly conditions. Cold weather can … 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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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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