American Woodcock Society - Charter Membership

Become a Charter Member of the American Woodcock Society

If you join AWS prior to February 15, 2015, you will become part of a special group of AWS members who joined during its inaugural year. In addition to regular membership benefits, Charter Members receive a certificate to proudly display and a Charter Member hunting vest patch. To join or for more information on membership levels, see the links below:


See more information about the creation of the American Woodcock Society - read the article by RGS and AWS President & CEO John B. Eichinger:

The American Woodcock Society
Increasing the Scope of Young Forest Habitat Efforts

By John B. Eichinger, President & CEO
February 2014

We are proud to announce the formation of a sister organization to the Ruffed Grouse Society called the American Woodcock Society. The purpose of this new forest conservation organization is to enhance and increase young forest habitat efforts and upland hunting opportunities nationwide.  Read More



Mission Statement

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is North America's foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.

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