Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is North America’s foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.
The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS)
Our members are mainly grouse and woodcock hunters who support national scientific conservation and management efforts to ensure the future of the species. Our organization headquartered in Coraopolis, PA, employs a team of forest wildlife conservation professionals to work with private landowners, and government, including local, state and federal, land managers who are interested in improving their land for Ruffed Grouse, American Woodcock and the other songbirds and wildlife that have similar requirements.
We do this with individualized attention with specific programs to help landowners and by working with local state and federal governments to develop land management assistance programs.
RGS has a team of regional directors who help organize chapters.
RGS sponsors shooting and hunting events to promote conservation and to raise funds to support our conservation programs.
Consisting of members who share a common interest and passion for these birds and other wildlife, while enjoying the lore, the dog work, the excitement and camaraderie of other enthusiasts.
These chapters provide a local focus and kinship for the sport and help support land management projects that improve conditions for ruffed grouse, woodcock and the species that are associated with them.
Chapters also sponsor banquets and other events that bring people with common interests together socially to share their adventures afield, honor their peers and to raise funds to support our conservation programs.