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Monday November 02

A great day for hunting in 'grouse camp'

RGS in the News - Autumn weekends mean different things to different people. For a majority of Wisconsinites, they're an opportunity to display faithfulness to the Green Bay Packers. For Chuck Bye and his son, Chris, both of Hudson, they provide a chance to commune with a different "green and gold." The Byes gather with friends and dogs and partake in a slice of the outdoor life they hold sacred. They call it "grouse camp."...

Migration Maps - Oct 2015

RGS News -- RGS' American Woodcock Migration Mapping System Activity Reports for October 2015...

Friday November 06

Senate Ag Committee wants to snuff out 'fire borrowing'

RGS in the News - The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee took on the hotly debated topic of “fire borrowing” for the first time during a Thursday hearing, and even went as far as to publicly agree to try to end the practice. USDA's Forest Service (USFS) and the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are forced to “borrow” funds from the budgets of their other programs to suppress wildfires every year. RGS Director of Conservation Policy Dan Dessecker testified...

Conservation groups describe devastation caused by wildfires

RGS in the News - The damage caused by the devastating wildfire season goes well beyond the 9.4 million acres destroyed so far, witnesses (including RGS' Director of Conservation Policy Dan Dessecker) from outdoor and water conservation groups told Congress Thursday...

Monday November 09

RGS National News Nov 6, 2015

RGS e-News - National News update for November 6, 2015...

Thursday November 19

WILDFIRE: Witnesses urge budget, management reforms

RGS in the News - Congress must reform the nation's wildfire budgeting and support more thinning of fire-prone forests, a panel of witnesses, including RGS Director of Conservation Policy Dan Dessecker, told the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee on November 5, 2015...

Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2015 Tax Year

News - Forest landowners will find tax tips for the 2015 tax year in this publication by Dr. Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist, U.S. Forest Service...

High school students improving ruffed grouse habitat

RGS in the News - Scott Walter, RGS regional biologist consults with Class ACT Charter School students from Park Falls, WI area on managing school forest property...

RGS Testifies in Congress About Effect of Wildfire Budget on Forest Wildlife

RGS Press Release - RGS testified to the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry about the effect of the U.S. Forest Service wildfire suppression budget on game and nongame wildlife species including ruffed grouse, white-tailed deer and other forest wildlife on November 5, 2015...

Monday November 23

RGS National News Nov 22, 2015

RGS e-News - National News update for November 22, 2015...

Wednesday November 25

RGS National News Nov. 25, 2015

RGS e-News - National News update for November 25, 2015...

Monday November 30

RGS National News Nov 30, 2015

RGS e-News - National News update for November 30, 2015...

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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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