Last April, the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society Executive Board and I had our first conversation—the first of many. Initially, the CEO interview brought us together. By the end of that discussion, it was clear we were converging on much more in our conservation pathways.[Read more…] about 2018 Annual Report | Taking Stock
At their regular meeting on July 17, the New Jersey Fish and Game Council unanimously voted to close the ruffed grouse hunting season statewide.
The Ruffed Grouse Society was disheartened to hear of the New Jersey ruffed grouse hunting season closure announced last week. The NJ Department of Fish & Wildlife’s population monitoring clearly justifies the move. Ruffed grouse are a bellwether of forest health. Their decline mirrors that of other forest wildlife in New Jersey including golden-winged warbler, blue-winged warbler, cerulean warbler, wood thrush, and American woodcock.[Read more…] about New Jersey Grouse Season Closure
Ruffed Grouse Endangered Listing
The message came at a time when we are normally thankful and celebrating our natural world – the change of seasons, the flush of wild wings, time with friends. But in early November, we were asked to comment on a decision to list ruffed grouse as an endangered species in a state where they once were common.[Read more…] about Ruffed Grouse Endangered Listing
RGS in the News
Original article Mosinee Grade GEMS trail open by Ralph Ansami posted by Your Daily Globe on Oct 22, 2016 vol. 97, Ed. 250 here: http://www.yourdailyglobe.com/story/2016/10/22/news/mosinee-grade-gems-trail-open/7414.html.
With ruffed grouse season improving with the falling leaves, both hunters and hikers have a new opportunity to enjoy autumn.
The Mosinee Grouse Enhanced Management System is open to the public for hunting, hiking and wildlife viewing.
RGS in the News
Original article National grouse gathering puts hunters in prime habitat on DuluthNewsTribune.com by Sam Cook posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 1:00 a.m. here: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/outdoors/hunting/4141424-national-grouse-gathering-puts-hunters-prime-habitat features RGS Regional Director Dave Johnson and RGS National Director Roy Smith and hunting partner Tyler Mills.
Article also includes a video edited by Samantha Erkkila and five photos:
Roy Smith and Tyler Mills don’t typically do their grouse hunting out of a Mustang convertible. But that’s how the two Baltimore-area hunters rolled on a crisp morning earlier this month…