Countdown to Grouse Camp 2020
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 hunting traditions alongside our devoted membership.
This fall, Grouse Camp returns to Wisconsin and establishes a second location in Minnesota. We invite you to join us for the second year in a row at our Grouse Camp Meet-ups in Eagle River, Wisconsin, September 25th – 27th and Breezy Point, Minnesota, October 2nd – 4th.
Grouse Camp 2020
Located in the heart of some of the finest ruffed grouse and woodcock habitat in the world, Grouse Camp 2020 will be an interactive hunting and social event. There will be opportunities for both DIY and mentored hunting, along with educational seminars and casual gatherings.
While we invite one and all to attend Grouse Camp 2020, we’ve taken special consideration for the new or less-experienced hunter. These 3-day events will be action packed with various social and educational offerings for the new hunter to expand his or her knowledge and opportunities.
The camp will be hosted by RGS & AWS in collaboration with local RGS chapters at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River, WI and Pelican Lakes Conservation Club in Breezy Point, MN.
Camp and Hunt
The location of both these events are centered around of some of the finest ruffed grouse and woodcock habitat in the world. Attendees will be able to venture out on their own, or with one of the local volunteer guides to hunt the surrounding public land forests.
After the hunt, attendees are free to camp at one of multiple nearby campgrounds or stay at one of the many nearby lodging facilities. (Additional details via registration link)
Bonus: Post-hunt refreshments of the craft beer type will be available on site from Tribute Brewing.
Learn Something New
On both Saturday and Sunday, there will be optional educational seminars covering topics such as:
- Using mapping software to target optimum habitat
- What does the best habitat look like from the ground
- Selecting the right shotgun, choke, and shot size
- Flushing and pointing dogs
- Safe hunting techniques
- GPS and compass use in the woods
- Proper clothing and gear selection
For those not interested in the educational offerings, you’ll be free to hunt the surrounding area on your own, with others you meet in camp, or with one of the local volunteer guides.
Meet New People
There will be ample opportunity to socialize and meet your fellow attendees at Grouse Camp 2020. From the kickoff campfire Friday evening all the way through the hunter’s swap meet and camp break-up on Sunday afternoon, the camaraderie of Grouse Camp will be a focal point. Meet and mingle with fellow hunters and RGS & AWS members.
Grouse Camp 2019 Recap
In case you missed it, check out this recap of the 2019 Grouse Camp in Eagle River Wisconsin from one of our attendees, Simon Tiedge. Simon plans to attend this year’s Grouse Camp in Minnesota as well.
“My takeaway is very simple and pure. Walking through the colorful fall woods, just Shooter and myself. Taking that first wild bird over my own dog, I couldn’t wipe that smile off my face for the following week. In the end, I knew I wasn’t craving the hunt but the relaxing solidarity in the woods or afield. Bag limits don’t matter anymore. Thank you RGS for making this possible.” – Simon Tiedge
Join Us at Grouse Camp 2020
We hope to see many new and familiar faces at this one of a kind event. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newbie looking to learn more, we believe Grouse Camp 2020 will have something for everyone.
Join us in support of Healthy Forests, Abundant Wildlife and Conservation Ethics as we gather, hunt and celebrate together.