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Excerpts from the Richmond Times Dispatch

Outdoors: Searching for grouse can be a pleasure

By TEE CLARKSON Richmond Times-Dispatch

Al Bourgeois, district wildlife biologist for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and the VDGIF, along with help from the Ruffed Grouse Society, have been working to create varied habitat on Little North Mountain WMA and across other state lands. In the past five years, they have done more timbering than in the previous 25 according to Bourgeois, with the aim of mixing up habitat and creating diversity.

Members of the H.C. Edwards and James River Chapters of RGS have planted 1,200 trees in the past four years, mostly apple, pear and persimmon, with another 300 planned in March, according to Kenny Wilkinson, RGS member and grouse hunter, who joined us about midday with his Brittany, Luke.

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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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