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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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Why We Hunt, with Member Douglas B. Egenolf

Be careful . . . ruffed grouse will burn a passion into your hunting heart from which you can’t break free. Give me just a touch of cooler air and for some reason, I have to start roaming. If the … Continue reading

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Anyone Can Be A Grouse Hunter

No cookie-cutter template exists to define a grouse hunter. You don’t have to shoot a double-barrel side-by-side, run an English setter, and wear brand new gear to be a grouse hunter. If you do . . .  great! But grouse … 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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A Few Dog Products to Consider for this Season

Anyone who hunts with a dog (or dogs) comes across a few different situations, obstacles or hazards that can be eliminated with the proper knowledge and a couple dollars. Here’s a few products I’ve come across that can always be … Continue reading

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Why We Hunt, with Member Landon Knittweis

Grousing soon became my religion, one that challenged me to view the world through a lens of ethics, stewardship and conservation, community and wild untrammeled beauty that is the sport. *** On the morning of Sunday March 6, 2016 my … Continue reading

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Why We Hunt, with Member Dave Veldman

To this day, some of my best memories in the upland woods come from hunting with those there for nothing more than the fun and camaraderie that came with a fall day in the grouse woods.  As I am now … Continue reading

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Training in the Dog Days of Summer

Working your dog in the off-season with training partners helps ensure you get the most out of your fall. Working your dog in the off-season is a good way to ensure you get the most out of your fall. Find … Continue reading

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