Get premier content on grouse and woodcock hunting and conservation, exclusive to RGS and AWS members
The Summer Ruffed Grouse Society magazine is in the mail and will bring action-packed, members-only grouse and woodcock hunting and conservation content directly to you. The Ruffed Grouse Society magazine is an award-winning publication that celebrates our sporting traditions with classic grouse and woodcock hunting articles with stunning photography, how-to content to help those new to the sport along with gear reviews, book reviews and much more. The magazine also promotes Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) and American Woodcock Society (AWS) habitat programs, new hunter initiatives and the essential efforts of our chapters, members and volunteers.
A classic story of days-gone-by from the glory days of grouse hunting is told by Owen Cecil, III to start the “Sporting Traditions” section of the magazine – a must read. RGS and AWS Biologist Meadow Kouffeld-Hansen starts part one of a two-part series titled “Where to Hunt – Beginners and Beyond” that shows new hunters tips on where to find grouse habitat. Tom Keer presents important issues affecting new hunter recruitment and retention, and we continue our informational articles on dogs and guns by Bob West, Lisa Price, Nick Sisley and a new column on upland shooting techniques by Bryan Bilinski. Jason Dowd reviews the classic grouse book Tranquillity Revisited by Colonel Harold P. Sheldon, Rodney Jones eloquently tells a poetic story of a famed grouse camp, and RGS and AWS Editor Matt Soberg describes how the drumming grouse is the ambassador of healthy forest habitat in his editor note.
The cover image by renowned ruffed grouse photographer Tim Flanigan certainly fits the RGS and AWS mission depicting a great image of a ruffed grouse with the view of cut logs in the background signifying the benefits of forest management on young forest wildlife species. RGS and AWS President and CEO John Eichinger explains how the organizations are rising to the challenge following a strategic planning meeting with a focus on overcoming resistance to scientific forest management, declining hunter participation and revenue generation in his President’s Message. This summer issue gets to the point about RGS and AWS habitat programs, membership, financials, communications and sponsors by including the 2015 Annual Report, an all-inclusive report on the organizations’ success this past year.
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Get four issues of the Ruffed Grouse Society magazine by becoming a member today – only $35. RGS and AWS are preserving our sporting traditions for future generations by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. By becoming a member, you help RGS support the future of grouse and woodcock hunting traditions. You’ll be able to enjoy upland camaraderie at RGS banquets and events (dog trials, shoots and hunts), and you’ll receive exclusive grouse and woodcock hunting content from the award-winning Ruffed Grouse Society magazine four times per year.