Grouse & Woodcock Hunting Tips

Aaron R. MN Grouse HarvestRuffed grouse and American woodcock hunting is at the core of the RGS and AWS identity. We preserve these cherished sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for grouse and woodcock. Grouse and woodcock hunters love the formidable challenge that these birds present – we embrace it, and it’s a big part of what draws us together and brings us back to the woods every fall.

More than any other kind of bird hunting, grouse and woodcock hunting is wild bird hunting. Hunting these wild birds can sometimes be difficult for a new grouse and woodcock hunter, and because of that, we want to provide you with as much information as possible to help you locate and hunt birds each fall. 


We compiled a list of informational articles from the Ruffed Grouse Society magazine archives for download and also have provided links for other resources:


Finding Habitat


Dog Training Info


Shooting Instruction


Bird Identification 


Where to Hunt


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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