Tag Archives: forest habitat

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: What are “Healthy Forests”?

            “I have read many definitions of what is a conservationist, and written not a few myself, but I suspect that the best one is written not with a pen, but with an axe. It is a matter of what … Continue reading

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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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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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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 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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WHY WE HUNT, Member Noah Smith

The sun was making its way across a high top in the Nantahala Mountains, and the first rays of light hit the frozen windshield of my truck. The thoughts of previous hunts high in the Carolina hills fought for a … Continue reading

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Risk and Reward for the American Woodcock

Risk and Reward for the American Woodcock: the Energy Balance of an Early Migrant in a Late-Winter Storm By Andy Weik, RGS & AWS Regional Wildlife Biologist In the snowy North, we look forward to the arrival of woodcock and … Continue reading

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