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Project Upland Film Series
RGS teamed up with Dangerous Cow Publishing to capture the passions and traditions of the grouse woods to inspire a new generation of upland hunters. With eight powerful short films delivered over the course of six weeks, the series engages viewers in a wide array of hunting culture.


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Read more details, including relevant time segments of the video, and RGS' press release about Dir. of Conservation Policy Dan Dessecker's Nov. 5, 2015 testimony before the U.S. Senate Comm. on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. Hearing starts at 17:08; intro of witnesses at 27:00; Dan's testimony runs 31:30-35:28 and more...


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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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