The Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society (RGS | AWS) are excited to announce the continuation of a partnership with SportDOG® Brand, an industry-leading manufacturer of electronic dog-training products and accessories, that dates back to 2007. With a renewed commitment to RGS | AWS, SportDOG Brand extends its contributions in support of uniting conservationists to improve wildlife habitat and forest health.[Read more…] about SportDOG ® Brand Continues Partnership with Ruffed Grouse Society
Glen Blackwood hired as regional director of development in Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana.
The Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society (RGS | AWS) are proud to announce the hiring of Glen Blackwood as the newly appointed director of regional development in Michigan. In his role, Blackwood will direct business development and fundraising programs in Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana along with promoting recruitment events, educational activities, and habitat days.[Read more…] about Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society Hire Glen Blackwood as Director of Regional Development in Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana – RGS
451 McCormick Rd
Coraopolis PA 15108
For Immediate Release
February 7th, 2020
Coraopolis, PA – The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) was honored to maintain a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 5th consecutive time that RGS has earned this top distinction. The 4-star rating is a result of RGS continuing to maintain sound fiscal management practices and a commitment to accountability and transparency in efforts to unite conservationists to improve wildlife habitat and forest health.[Read more…] about Ruffed Grouse Society Receives 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating for the 5th Consecutive Year – RGS
Stop by the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society booth: 326.
The Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society (RGS | AWS) will once again staff a booth at the annual National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic. This year the event returns to Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 14th through the 16th.[Read more…] about Join Us | At National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Minnesota – RGS
CORAOPOLIS, Pa. — The Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society are excited to announce a new corporate partnership with Remington Arms Company, an American manufacturer of firearms and ammunition. The storied brand will likely need no introduction to the grouse and woodcock hunting members of RGS/AWS; however, the significant contributions Remington has made to hunting culture and wildlife conservation throughout their history cannot be understated. In 2020, Remington Arms will directly contribute to the RGS/AWS mission in support of Healthy Forests, Abundant Wildlife and Conservation Ethic.[Read more…] about Remington Arms Partners with Ruffed Grouse Society
- Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society (RGS|AWS) staff are engaged in review of an exciting proposal to reinvigorate aspen management on the Huron-Manistee National Forests
- Comments may be submitted on the proposal by Feb 5, 2020
- RGS|AWS public comments are included for members and supporters that may wish to provide substantive input of their own
- We encourage comments to request consideration for additional, responsible forest treatments
The Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society (RGS|AWS) have been engaged in discussions with United States Forest Service (USFS) staff regarding the need to address the decline in aspen harvest within the Huron-Manistee National Forests (HMNF) in Michigan. We are pleased that USFS is now accepting public comments on their Zone Aspen Project Scoping Document that outlines considerable improvements to HMNF aspen management. RGS|AWS supports the responsible management of our nation’s vast forest system and the HMNF Zone Aspen Project seeks to fulfill objectives that are true to the core principles at RGS|AWS.[Read more…] about Ruffed Grouse Society | American Woodcock Society Working to Improve Aspen Management in the Huron-Manistee National Forests
Proposed Ohio ruffed grouse hunting season changes.
Following the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Wildlife Council meeting on January 16, 2020 the Ohio Division of Wildlife has recommended the following regulation changes for ruffed grouse:
Ruffed Grouse Season Length:
Public Land Oct 10-Nov 29 (Currently to Jan 31)
Private Land Oct 10-Jan 1 (Currently to Jan 31)
One bird bag limit (Currently two bird bag limit)
Ohio has seen a dramatic reduction of young forest age class on the landscape, however even in large scale state forest land where forest management has stabilized, grouse populations have not recovered.[Read more…] about Ohio DNR Proposes Changes to Ruffed Grouse Hunting Season – RGS
The sights, sounds and silence of a winter grouse hunt.
On a winter grouse hunt all is quiet, save for the creaking of my snowshoe bindings and the webbing crunching the snow underneath. Not wearing his usual Swiss bell, which would clog with snow, even the dog is quiet. He mostly walks behind me in the packed snow, occasionally stepping on my snowshoes. When Jenkins steps out of my tracks, he swims in snow as he breaks his own trail.[Read more…] about A Winter Grouse Hunt in Wisconsin – RGS
Proposed legislation to Protect Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
January 15, 2020
For Immediate Release
Coraopolis, Pa. – The Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society (RGS|AWS) today applauded introduction of the bipartisan Boundary Waters Protection and Pollution Prevention Act (H.R. 5598), legislation that would permanently protect fish, wildlife, and the recreation industry within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area from proposed upstream copper-nickel mining development in the Superior National Forest.[Read more…] about Ruffed Grouse Society | American Woodcock Society and Partners Applaud Efforts to Protect Boundary Waters Habitat
CORAOPOLIS, Pa. — The Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society are honored to announce the extension of a historic commitment to conservation by a critical partner organization, Purina, a premier global manufacturer of pet products. With a renewed partnership in place between the organizations, Purina will continue to support the RGS/AWS conservation network in the improvement of wildlife habitat and forest health. In addition, RGS/AWS membership will benefit through the contributions and expertise of Purina staff on all things related to bird dog health and nutrition.[Read more…] about Purina Continues Commitment to Conservation – RGS