Learn more about RGS habitat programs, projects and policy.


See grouse and woodcock facts and the woodcock migration map.


Learn more about grouse and woodcock hunting and see hunting season forecasts.


View this cutting-edge satellite research on GoogleEarth(r) provided by USFWS project cooperators including RGS and AWS.
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Ruffed Grouse Society Pennsylvania Upland Bird Hunt 2014
Credit: James Boburka.


American Woodcock Society
Become a Charter Member
If you join the American Woodcock Society before February 15, 2015, you become part of a special group of AWS members who joined during its inaugural year.
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RGS and AWS Member-Get-A-Member Campaign
Orvis Agrees to Extend Gift Card Offer

Orvis has agreed to extend the $20 gift card promotion through March 31, 2015. Participate in the Campaign and help RGS and AWS preserve our sporting traditions for future generations.
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RGS Winter 2014 is out now!

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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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