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.
Day 2 of the inaugural RGS Grouse Camp Tour took place Tuesday, October 19, 2015 in central Minnesota. RGS Staff, Matt Soberg, Seth Heasley, and Nick Larson met up with Minnesota DNR Forest Gamebird Coordinator, Ted Dick and his young setter pup, Ace.
The day had us touring various grouse and woodcock project sites the MN DNR and the Ruffed Grouse Society have partnered together in. We spent a good deal of time talking to Ted about the habitat work being done across the state as well as how every current member in RGS has an impact in providing grouse and woodcock a bigger voice within their respective state (with their state’s policy makers) as well as nationally, particularly pertaining to the US Forest Service. We spent considerable time in a portion of the Chippewa National Forest on this day.[Read more…] about Day 2 Redux of the Grouse Camp Tour
Day 1 of the inaugural RGS Grouse Camp Tour took place on October 19, 2015 in central Minnesota. RGS Staff, Matt Soberg, Seth Heasley, and Nick Larson met up with local member and chapter committee member Aaron Regier. The day was spent following him and his setter female “Wren” around some of his favorite public hunting spots.[Read more…] about Day 1 Redux of the Grouse Camp Tour