RGS Board of Directors

Meet the volunteers who serve on the national RGS Board of Directors.




Terry Wilson

David Moore
David Moore
Vice Chair
Tracy Larsen
Tracy T. Larsen

George S. Rich


James H. Oliver
Immed. Past Chair






Jamie Byers
Joseph M. Byers, Jr.

Gaylen J. Byker
Former Chair

Leon "Joe" Chandler
D. Wayne Jacobson, Jr.
D. Wayne Jacobson, Jr.
Former Chair
William (Bill) V. Krazinski, Jr.
William (Bill) V. Krazinski, Jr.
David Kuritzky
David Kuritzky
W. Stephen Maritz
W. Stephen Maritz
Shane T. Mengel
Shane T. Mengel
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Brian W. Smith
 Roy Smith
Roy Smith







Denis S. Karnosky
Served Summer 2003 to June 2012
Thank you, Denis!

Edwin H. Gott, Jr.
Served Summer 1996 to June 2011
Thank you, Ed!

Bruce Ogle
Served Winter 2005 to Winter 2011
Thank you, Bruce!

John C. Oliver
Served Summer 2008 to Summer 2014
Thank you, John!
Jim Hayett
Jim Hayett
Served Summer 2007 to Summer 2016
Thank you, Jim! 

Scotty Searle
Served Winter 2000 to Winter 2011
Thank you, Scotty!


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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