“I have read many definitions of what is a conservationist, and written not a few myself, but I suspect that the best one is written not with a pen, but with an axe. It is a matter of what a man thinks about while chopping, or while deciding what to chop. A conservationist is one who is humbly aware that with each stroke he is writing his signature on the face of his land.”[Read more…] about PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: What are “Healthy Forests”?
I might have arrived late to the grouse hunting scene, but I am determined to do everything I can to “pay it forward” and leave it in better shape than I found it.
Why do I hunt? I really didn’t have any choice, and I have been eternally grateful. My dad was a quail hunter. He started taking me when I was four or five years old. When I got too tired, he carried me on his shoulders. We hunted the sand hill scrub and pine/palmetto woods of Florida. I got my first shotgun, a JC Higgins .410 single shot for Christmas when I was 10. About that time, quail hunting lands began getting scarce as the hills and pine woods of Central Florida were bulldozed for orange groves. So, we shifted to dove and duck hunting.[Read more…] about WHY WE HUNT, Member Jim Gray
Do you hunt on the Huron-Manistee National Forests? Are you concerned about how the Forest Service manages their land in Michigan?
If so, there is an opportunity to have your voice heard right now on a project that will significantly increase habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock, and many other game and non-game species. It is vital for the Forest Service staff to know that you support what they are proposing not only so they will complete these activities but also so they will plan for more in the future. This support also will help as we proceed with our legal action against the U.S. Forest Service to get them to meet their minimum young forest goals. Read More…[Read more…] about Huron-Manistee National Forest – RGS Call To Action