Creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife: you might recognize that as part of the mission statement of North America’s leader in forest wildlife conservation, the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society (RGS/AWS). What you may not realize is that the uniqueness of the organization’s focus lies in their commitment to preserving our healthy forests by working directly with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat by utilizing scientific management practices.[Read more…] about RGS and AWS Hire Curran as Vice President of Mission Sustainability
The room was full of bird hunters. Certainly, the most New Hampshire bird hunters I had seen in one place. The idea of creating a New Hampshire Ruffed Grouse Society chapter brought us together. The crowd included people as revered in the upland community as Dave Trahan, President of NAVHDA, and Paul Fuller of Bird Dogs Afield.[Read more…] about RGS and AWS Hire Levesque as New England Regional Director
What do Minnesota, Washington and Louisiana all have in common? Any guesses? Ok we’ll give you a hint, they all have Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society (RGS/AWS) chapters and they all share the same regional director. Welcome, Elizabeth (Betsy) Dullum. Already months into her job as your newest Regional Director, Betsy is busy working with local chapter volunteers to create and host chapter events including fundraising, sportsman’s banquets, shoots, educational activities, habitat days and recruitment/youth events.[Read more…] about RGS and AWS Hire Dullum as MN, WA, LA Regional Director
Countdown to Grouse Camp 2019
Since 2015 RGS/AWS members have followed along with our annual Grouse Camp Tour. From the organization’s roots, in Monterey, Virginia, to the far northern covers of Maine, the Grouse Camp Tour has traveled the country celebrating our beloved hunted traditions alongside our devoted membership.
The Grouse Camp Tour hasn’t seen the covers in Wisconsin since the inaugural tour in 2015. This fall Grouse Camp returns to Wisconsin as we invite you to join us during the first ever Grouse Camp Meet-up in Eagle River, Wisconsin, September 27th -29th.
Join RGS / AWS staff along with your fellow members at the first ever RGS Yard Sale event. Held at our organization’s headquarters in Coraopolis, PA on July 19th and 20th.
Drop into Pittsburgh for the weekend and enjoy the city. Maybe catch a Pirates game while your here, they’re at home versus the Phillies!
We welcome you to celebrate nearly 60 years of history with us while you search for unique memorabilia, apparel and hunting gear in support of Healthy Forests, Abundant Wildlife and Conservation Ethic.
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Join RGS and AWS for our annual Women’s Intro to Wingshooting Course available to Grand Rapids, MN area residents in 2019.
The Women’s Intro to Wingshooting is a course designed to provide women in the region each course is held with outdoor skills, a network resource of like-minded ladies, and a foundation for hunting game birds. The program was developed by RGS and supported by sponsors to promote the future of hunting through recruitment and retention of new upland game hunters
The Surprising Roles of Healthy Forest Landscapes
Even if you’re only loosely familiar with the Ruffed Grouse Society, you probably already know that healthy forests are very important for wildlife — and therefore to us. Diverse forest stands help provide the right mix of habitat for the wild birds and mammals that we love to watch and chase. But what role do these forests have beyond their value for wildlife conservation?[Read more…] about How Healthy Forests Help Adapt for Climate Change
RGS in the NEWS
Pennsylvania Game Commission
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Date: April 11, 2019
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Pennsylvania Game Commission, Ruffed Grouse Society, and Energy Companies Improving Wildlife Habitat
Project on State Game Lands 12 and 36 to benefit grouse and woodcock
Good things come in threes. The third and final phase of the “Roughneck Aspen Management Project” was recently completed on State Game Lands 12 and 36 in Franklin Township, Bradford County.[Read more…] about Pennsylvania Game Commission, Ruffed Grouse Society, and Energy Companies Improving Wildlife Habitat
A Woman’s Program Taught by Women!
Kane Pa.: Have you heard of Women’s Introduction to Wingshooting? It is a national shooting program for women and girls, taught by women. The Ruffed Grouse Society, Allegheny and Upland Bird Hunt Chapters, and the Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club are bringing this national program to Pennsylvania once again this summer. Training will be July 27-28 and August 24-25. Women and girls that finish the shooting course are eligible for an upland bird hunt on September 8.[Read more…] about National Women’s Shooting Program Offered in North Central PA
The Michigan Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society Habitat Committee recently honored the dedication and passion that Al Stewart has for young forest wildlife conservation by presenting him with an award at the Annual RGS State Workshop February 2, 2019. The RGS State Drummer Fund, the only program dedicated solely to ruffed grouse and American woodcock habitat enhancement, has now been named the Al Stewart Drummer Fund. A portion of proceeds from each RGS chapter event go toward the Drummer Fund each year, and partners are invited to submit habitat project proposals which are then reviewed and approved by the Habitat Committee. This program has seen resounding success, and funds were leveraged to fund over $450,000 in wildlife habitat projects in 2018.[Read more…] about DNR Upland Game Bird Specialist AL Stewart Receives Ruffed Grouse Society Award