Woodcocks abundant in young forests


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RGS in the News

An article on one of our recent projects in NE Wisconsin appeared in the October 21, 2012, Sunday, Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel and can be seen at

Gary Zimmer and his 4-yr. old Brittany, Scout, scour the woods in Marinette County for woodcock on a recent hunt
Gary Zimmer of Laona and his dog Scout, a 4-year-old Brittany, scour the woods in Marinette County for woodcock during a recent hunt.
Photo used courtesy of Paul Smith, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

...Several of the principals gathered Thursday for a sign dedication in the Pike River Hunter Walking Trail - West Unit.

The project involved the Ruffed Grouse Society, Dunbar Sportsmen's Club, Marinette County Forestry and Parks and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Zimmer is regional biologist for the Ruffed Grouse Society, an organization dedicated to young forest habitat and the wildlife that calls it home.

Also on hand were Mark Grandaw of Dunbar, a board member of the Dunbar Sportsmen's Club; Pete Villas, assistant administrator of Marinette County Forestry and Parks; and Aaron McCullough, DNR wildlife technician. 

Gary Zimmer
RGS Coordinating Biologist

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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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