Tag Archives: Woodcock

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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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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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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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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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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