Ruffed grouse and American woodcock hunting are at the core of the RGS and AWS identity. We preserve cherished hunting traditions by first creating healthy forest habitat for grouse and woodcock. Grouse and woodcock hunters love the formidable challenge that these birds present – we embrace it, and it’s a big part of what draws us together and brings us back to the woods every fall.
More than any other kind of bird hunting, grouse and woodcock hunting is wild bird hunting. Hunting these wild birds can sometimes be difficult for a new grouse and woodcock hunter, and because of that, we want to provide you with as much information as possible to help you locate and hunt birds each fall.
We compiled a list of informational articles from the Ruffed Grouse Society magazine archives for download and also have provided links for other resources:
Finding a Grouse Covert, by Tom Keer – Ruffed Grouse Society magazine, spring 2015
Dog Training Info
Dog Speak, by Bob West & Lisa Price – Ruffed Grouse Society magazine, summer 2014
Little Things Add Up to Success in the Grouse Woods – Ruffed Grouse Society magazine, fall 2015
Travelling Tips, by Bob West & Lisa Price – Ruffed Grouse Society magazine, fall 2015
The 28 Gauge for Ruffed Grouse, by Nick Sisley – Ruffed Grouse Society magazine, fall 2014
Shotgun Games to Improve Your Grouse Shooting, by Nick Sisley – Ruffed Grouse Society magazine, fall 2015
Deciphering Woodcock Wings, by Andy Weik – Ruffed Grouse Society magazine, spring 2015
Woodcock Research Via Satellite, by Andy Weik – Ruffed Grouse Society magazine, fall 2014
Where to Hunt
RGS Drummer Fund & MAP Projects – Locations of RGS Habitat Projects (Google Earth is required)