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.


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Want to see/hear the amazing mating display of the American Woodcock then check out our listing of Woodcock Walks/Skydance events. Events happening at an outdoor theater now! Report those you know about.

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View this cutting-edge satellite research on GoogleEarth® provided by USFWS project cooperators including RGS and AWS.
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WATCH NOW!The Project Upland Series - Watch Videos

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 – see the series, including Disturbed Forest here.


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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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