Creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife: you might recognize that as part of the mission statement of North America’s leader in forest wildlife conservation, the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society (RGS/AWS). What you may not realize is that the uniqueness of the organization’s focus lies in their commitment to preserving our healthy forests by working directly with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat by utilizing scientific management practices.[Read more…] about RGS and AWS Hire Curran as Vice President of Mission Sustainability
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The room was full of bird hunters. Certainly, the most New Hampshire bird hunters I had seen in one place. The idea of creating a New Hampshire Ruffed Grouse Society chapter brought us together. The crowd included people as revered in the upland community as Dave Trahan, President of NAVHDA, and Paul Fuller of Bird Dogs Afield.[Read more…] about RGS and AWS Hire Levesque as New England Regional Director
What do Minnesota, Washington and Louisiana all have in common? Any guesses? Ok we’ll give you a hint, they all have Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society (RGS/AWS) chapters and they all share the same regional director. Welcome, Elizabeth (Betsy) Dullum. Already months into her job as your newest Regional Director, Betsy is busy working with local chapter volunteers to create and host chapter events including fundraising, sportsman’s banquets, shoots, educational activities, habitat days and recruitment/youth events.[Read more…] about RGS and AWS Hire Dullum as MN, WA, LA Regional Director
Countdown to Grouse Camp 2019
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 hunted traditions alongside our devoted membership.
The Grouse Camp Tour hasn’t seen the covers in Wisconsin since the inaugural tour in 2015. This fall Grouse Camp returns to Wisconsin as we invite you to join us during the first ever Grouse Camp Meet-up in Eagle River, Wisconsin, September 27th -29th.
Join RGS / AWS staff along with your fellow members at the first ever RGS Yard Sale event. Held at our organization’s headquarters in Coraopolis, PA on July 19th and 20th.
Drop into Pittsburgh for the weekend and enjoy the city. Maybe catch a Pirates game while your here, they’re at home versus the Phillies!
We welcome you to celebrate nearly 60 years of history with us while you search for unique memorabilia, apparel and hunting gear in support of Healthy Forests, Abundant Wildlife and Conservation Ethic.
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Join RGS and AWS for our annual Women’s Intro to Wingshooting Course available to Grand Rapids, MN area residents in 2019.
The Women’s Intro to Wingshooting is a course designed to provide women in the region each course is held with outdoor skills, a network resource of like-minded ladies, and a foundation for hunting game birds. The program was developed by RGS and supported by sponsors to promote the future of hunting through recruitment and retention of new upland game hunters
By Brent A. Rudolph, Ph.D., RGS & AWS Director of Conservation Policy
A number of provisions favorable to hunters and healthy forests await the President’s signature later today…
On December 1, we released a National Update, asking our supporters to ask Congress for a budgetary fix to help the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) deal with out of control annual fire suppression costs. On January 12, we followed up right here on the RGS/AWS blog, identifying a number of provisions that could address the “fire borrowing” problem, including passing the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act (WDFA), H.R. 2862 and S. 1842.[Read more…] about C’mon President Trump . . . #FixOurForest
By Matt Soberg, RGS & AWS Editor & Director of Communications
Now is your window to help RGS & AWS create healthy forests and increase the voice for the future of grouse and woodcock – New member drive ends April 1!
I was flying to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, home of the Ruffed Grouse Society headquarters, watching a movie on my smartphone through the GoGo entertainment app offered by Delta, when I heard a character say, “Give me a window, that’s all I need.”[Read more…] about EDITOR NOTE: GIVE ME A WINDOW . . . That’s all I need . . .
When I hunt grouse and woodcock next fall, I want to better clear my mind of all things occupying my thoughts . . . I want to stay focused on what I’m doing . . . I want to stay focused on hunting, and when I do, I pick up little cues from the surrounding habitat, I pay closer attention to the dog work, I react to flushes better and shoot straighter, and I’m quite sure you’ve made a similar observation. Staying focused helps us enjoy all the hunt has to offer and gives us a much more fulfilling and satisfying hunting experience regardless of whether we bring back any birds at the end of the day.[Read more…] about PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – Stay Focused on Habitat