Follow member Ted Sommer through #healthyforests in our latest Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society original film.
In partnership with Purina Pro Plan.
Join the Gilbert R. Symons / Cincinnati Area Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society for a habitat work day and chapter gathering. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Gilbert R. Symons Chapter, like all of our chapters, represents the face and the boots on the ground movement of our mission.
Fighting for Healthy Forests, Abundant Wildlife and Conservation Ethic our chapters make-up the core of our existence as an organization. Without them our collective voice would not be heard, our impact would not be felt and our forests and our wildlife would suffer.
For their tireless efforts and their passionate devotion to our cause we would like to say THANK YOU to all of our RGS & AWS chapters for their leadership as conservationists.
This is a story about the grouse woods, unpredictable weather, witty birds, first hunts, and friends. Join RGS/AWS as you feel the experience and Live For October.
Have you ever hunted grouse with a flushing dog? If not, this is your chance to get a feel for the action. If you have, you won’t need to watch this film to know how exciting it can be, but we think you’ll enjoy it anyways.[Read more…] about Flushing Grouse – A Grouse Hunting Film
RGS staff review product updates from the 2016 SHOT Show in Las Vegas
This new shotgun by Browning will bring back memories of your grandfather’s bird-hunting icon, the Browning A5. The Sweet Sixteen’s humpback profile has been well-known for decades, and this new-and-improved version will be very trendy and attractive with today’s upland hunters. This gun is available with 26 and 28-inch barrels, F, M and IC chokes included, less than 6 pounds in average weight and retails at $1,699.99. www.browning.com
Browning’s Scott Grange promotes the A5 Sweet Sixteen at the 2016 SHOT Show.
This week the Ruffed Grouse Society has released the first two videos in a film series titled Project Upland, a project we partnered with Dangerous Cow Publishing Co. This multi-film series celebrates all the experiences grouse hunters treasure in the grouse woods – stories and cherished memories that are essential to engage the net generation of grouse hunters and conservationists.[Read more…] about Project Upland Films – A Unique Bird Hunting Series
Day 5 began with a tour at the headquarters of Stormy Kromer, Jacquart Fabric Products, Ironwood, MI. (U.P.) Owner Bob Jacqaurt, who’s one of the most studied Kromer historians today has been a longtime friend of RGS Regional Director, Dave Johnson. Dave paired the Grouse Camp Tour crew up with area chapter committee member Matt Tingstad and friend and fellow RGS member Luke Lamb. It was a short and wet morning hunt but proved to be productive.
Day 4 took place at a very unique grouse camp in Wisconsin. Father and son, Chuck and Chris Bye have tailored their camp specifically for hunting grouse with their prized crew of English setters, including ideal habitat for grouse and woodcock as well as tons of trails for hunters of all mobility levels. Also in camp was Henry Page, longtime friend of the Bye’s and fellow RGS member. It didn’t take the crew long to realize that the most of elements that made up this camp were also in the minds of many grouse hunters’ who strive for a special camp of their own. No element of the grouse camp and hunt experience were lost on these guys, for them it’s about the entire experience, not the game bag status at day’s end.
Day 3 of the Grouse Camp Tour had the crew following along behind two 12 year old brothers, Tucker and Wyatt Johnson. With them was their dad Greg Johnson. Greg is on the committee of his local RGS chapter. Also helping mentor these youth in the woods is RGS Director of Member Relations & Outreach, Mark Fouts along with his crew of top-notch English pointers of all ages.
It was a great morning spent with some very accomplished, young upland bird hunters. The crew had a lot of fun running with these two very safe hunters, and took the opportunity to ask them a few questions including what can be done to get more youth their age in the woods.
After the hunt concluded the crew was southbound for another stop at a very unique fall grouse camp experience.
The Grouse Camp Tour crew would like to thank Tucker, Wyatt and Greg Johnson as well as Mark Fouts for a action-packed morning.