451 McCormick Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108
March 26, 2007
For Immediate Release
Coraopolis, PA — The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) has named Don Mallicoat to its brood of regional directors. A retired Army officer, Mallicoat, 53, will oversee fundraising operations in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Southwestern Virginia and Eastern Kentucky — the five states that make up the RGS Southern Appalachian Region.
The region currently has seven chapters, but Mallicoat said he looks forward to increasing that number as well as working with existing chapters and volunteers on fundraising dinners and educational events.
An ardent bird hunter and trout fishing enthusiast, Mallicoat said he always had a great deal of respect for the Ruffed Grouse Society and for the work the organization has done, and continues to do, for wildlife habitat, but he never imagined he would one day be working for them.
“I’ve been a member of RGS for ten years and a sponsor for half of those years. I’ve also seen the effect proper habitat management has on grouse and other wildlife populations, and I am really looking forward to helping RGS move forward in its mission,” Mallicoat said.
Mallicoat can be reached at (828) 279-1763, or by e-mail at RGSDonM@outdrs.net.
Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is the one international wildlife conservation organization dedicated to promoting conditions suitable for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and related wildlife to sustain our sport hunting tradition and outdoor heritage.
Information on the RGS, its mission, management projects and membership can be found on the web at: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org.