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A group of bird hunters gathered recently for the Ruffed Grouse Society’s Maryland Habitat Forum at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center in Keedysville. Conservation professionals, wildlife biologists and game hunters all discussed ways to keep the ruffed grouse and woodcock numbers from dropping any more.

"Predators play a role in grouse survival," according to Bob Long, of the Maryland DNR Wildlife and Heritage Service. The biggest reason for the long-term decline, however, is loss of habitat. “Where there’s still habitat, you have similar numbers of grouse to what you did 30 years ago,” he told the gathering.

Read the article "Ruffed grouse losing battle with habitat" by Karen Gardner posted on Feb 15, 2015:

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