Membership Benefits


By joining the Ruffed Grouse Society, you will have the ability to directly impact the creation of young forest habitat throughout the country --and will enjoy the subsequent benefits of increased populations of not only grouse and woodcock, but also deer, songbirds and other species that require this habitat.

RGS members and non-members benefit from improved hunting and bird watching opportunities that result from RGS-sponsored, private and public habitat improvement projects all across the Eastern and Northern states and Canadian provinces.The RGS publishes a glossy four-color magazine four times each year to report on current and future RGS habitat research and restoration projects, report on chapter news, provide how-to and where to information about how to manage land, hunting ruffed grouse and woodcock, and provide entertaining articles written by members and contributors.




Membership Benefits:

In addition to the RGS magazine described above, members also receive the following:

  • The RGS holds annual banquets for many of their 130 chapters in the US and Canada, as well as local shooting and other chapter events throughout the year.
  • All members receive an official member card and decal.
  • There are also special Members Only pages on the website.
  • RGS offers members consulting services to aid in local habitat improvement and restoration projects.


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No other wildlife conservation organization is dedicated to protecting and restoring and creating early successional forests that provide habitat for ruffed grouse, woodcock, songbirds and other wildlife.




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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