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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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C’mon President Trump . . . #FixOurForest

By Brent A. Rudolph, Ph.D., RGS & AWS Director of Conservation Policy A number of provisions favorable to hunters and healthy forests await the President’s signature later today… On December 1, we released a National Update, asking our supporters to … Continue reading

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EDITOR NOTE: GIVE ME A WINDOW . . . That’s all I need . . .

By Matt Soberg, RGS & AWS Editor & Director of Communications Now is your window to help RGS & AWS create healthy forests and increase the voice for  the future of grouse and woodcock – New member drive ends April … 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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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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