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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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2016 RGS GROUSE CAMP TOUR – North Carolina & Georgia

North Carolina/Georgia RGS chapters are striving to ensure national forests are properly managed in the Southern Appalachian Region to preserve our grouse hunting traditions for future generations. The famed conservationist Aldo Leopold once said, “We shall never achieve harmony with … Continue reading

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2016 GROUSE CAMP TOUR – Virginia/Tennessee

Virginia/Tennessee Grouse/woodcock hunters are speaking for the wildlife that cannot speak for themselves – influencing forest management on public lands. Only partially down the Tennessee mountain trail, Parker Street, of the Appalachian Highlands RGS Chapter, pointed to some Rhododendron sandwiched … Continue reading

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2016 RGS GROUSE CAMP TOUR – Monterey, Virginia

RGS 2016 GROUSE CAMP TOUR – Monterey, Virginia The Birthplace of the Ruffed Grouse Society Walking down the short main street of Monterey, Virginia, a small mountain town in the northwestern part of the state, it would be difficult to … Continue reading

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2016 RGS GROUSE CAMP TOUR – West Virginia

  2016 RGS GROUSE CAMP TOUR – West Virginia The Habitat and History of the Canaan Valley Grouse camp mystifies the overall grouse and woodcock hunting experience . . . sitting next to a fire, telling stories of misses and … Continue reading

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Book Review – Tranquillity Revisited

Tranquillity Revisited, by Colonel Harold P. Sheldon ~ Review by Jason S. Dowd Collecting and reading outdoor literature is a hobby many of us pursue as a means to stay sane between autumns. Some of us take this a step … Continue reading

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Why We Hunt, with Member A.J. DeRosa

We are living in a golden age of the grouse woods. I no longer see the ruffed grouse of the past, but a culture of today – young and old, dedicated and committed to their calling and never so focused … Continue reading

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Why We Hunt, with Member Tom Keer

Our hats look like oil pans, our favorite vests have more patches and thread than original cloth, and while we may be late to supper, we are never late for opening day. Anything done in moderation shows a lack of … 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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