Useful Links

Link Categories Index

American Woodcock Habitat/Environment
Chapters RGS Canada
Conservation Organizations Ruffed Grouse
Corporate Sponsors Ruffed Grouse, Pen-raising
Coverts Sites Taxes
Dogs Under Broken Wings
Guns & Ammunition Website Photographs
Protecting Guns & Hunting Other Sites

Corporate Sponsors

L.L. Bean
Stihl U.S.A.


RGS Chapters, RGS Canada and Under Broken Wings

RGS/AWS US chapter Facebook pages and websites on Chapters > Local RGS Websites

Ruffed Grouse Society of Canada

Under Broken Wings:
Give a child with a disability the chance to grouse hunt!


State Coverts Sites

New Hampshire
New York
Vermont Coverts, Inc.


Website Photographs

Photos on this website are copyrighted by the Ruffed Grouse Society and/or the respective photographer. No pictures may be reproduced without the express written permission of the copyright owner.

Many of the photos are provided by the following photographers whom RGS thanks for their outstanding contributions to the beauty of this website.

Rick Baetsen Wildlife and Nature Photography

Timothy C. Flanigan, Nature Exposure
Tim received honorable mention for his photo "Game Bird King" (an alert grouse)
in the color fauna division of the 2007 Outdoor Writer's Association of America Photo Contest


American Woodcock

Woodcock Conservation Plan at
10th Woodcock Symposium
Audubon Field Guide - American woodcock - sound recordings
First Record of the American Woodcock for California, With a Summary of its Status in Western North America Western Birds 30:156-166, 1999
American Woodcock - Iron Mountain Pump Station, San Bernardino County, CA Related to preceding link
California Shorebird Study California F & G - referenced in preceding links
A Landowner’s Guide to Woodcock Habitat Management in the Northeast -- US FWS
American Woodcock; Population Status -- US FWS Annual Reports
American Woodcock Singing-ground Surveys in the Western Great Lakes Region: Assessment of Trends in Woodcock Counts, Forest Cover Types along Survey Routes, and Landscape Cover Type Composition (See pages 33-34)
Survival, Habitat Use and Fall Movements of American Woodcock in the Western Great Lakes Region
Birds of Nova Scotia
Marj’s Woodcock Page - Massachusetts
MN DNR Nature Snapshots - American Woodcock
MO Field Guide - Birds - American Woodcock
MO Conservationist Online - "Telling On Timberdoodles" (p. 24...)
Nature of New England - Amer. Woodcock
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Search for "Woodcock" The Woodcock Management Plan
Univ. MI Species accounts - American Woodcock
USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center


Ruffed Grouse

AK Dept Fish & Game Grouse Page
Canadian Wildlife Service Hinterland Who’s Who
MN DNR Nature Snapshots - Ruffed Grouse
MN DNR, Young Naturalists - All About Grouse, Chickens That Wear Snowshoes
MO Field Guide - Birds - Ruffed Grouse
USFS National Ruffed Grouse page
New England Nature Ruffed Grouse page
NY Ruffed Grouse Hunting
NY DEC Cooperator Ruffed Grouse Hunting Log and Annual Results


Pen-raising Ruffed Grouse

American Pheasant & Waterfowl Society
Game Bird (and Conservationist’s) Gazette
Northwest Wildfowl Farm, Everett, WA (Paul Dye)
World Pheasant Association


Guns & Ammunition

AYA Fine Guns
Beretta USA
Federal Cartridge - Premium Ammunition
Caesar Guerini
Griffin & Howe
Hallowell & Company Fine Sporting Guns
Ithaca Gun Company
Parker Gun Collectors Assn.
SKB Shotguns
Smith & Wesson
Winchester Ammunition


Conservation Organizations

Ducks Unlimited
National Wild Turkey Federation
North American Grouse Partnership
Pheasants Forever
Quail Forever
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Trout Unlimited
Whitetails Unlimited



American Kennel Club
Apex Dog Supply
Bird Dog News
Country Critters Dog Supplies
dogBAR-USA (Designer dog bowls)
German Shorthaired Pointer Page
Gun Dog Life
Havahart Dog Fences
Hunting Retriever Club
Invisible Fence
Lion Country Supply
Lovett’s Electronics
North American Hunting Retriever Association
North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association
Pheasant Hill Setters
Pointing Dog Journal
Radio Fence
Spaniels in the Field & Flushing Retrievers Foundation (Previously Spaniels in the Field magazine)
Sporting Dog Portraits
The Bird Dog Foundation, Inc.
Timberdoodle Kennels
United Kennel Club
Versatile Dogs
William Harnden Foster Award (Awarded Annually to the Top Dog In Grouse and Woodcock Trials)



National Forest Legal News Blog
American Forest Foundation
American Forest Foundation My Land Plan - landowners may map their land
Balancing Ecology and Economics: A Start-up Guide for Forest Owner Cooperation
Boise Cascade
Cold Stream Farm
Digital Grove Mapping
Evergreen Foundation and Magazine
Forest Landowners
Forest Stewardship
Forestry (Fuji Film)
How to Prevent Timber Theft (NY DEC)
Master Wildlifer - Wildlife on Private Lands
MeadWestvaco Wildlife and Ecosystem Research Forest
National Association of State Foresters
NRCS - Web Soil Survey
NED - Northeast Decision Model for Non-industrial Forest Landowners
New England Forestry Foundation
NH Outdoors
NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Sage Grouse Initiative - RGS partner
Sawmill & Woodlot Mgmt.
Southern Center for Wildland-Urban Interface Research and Information
Southern Regional Extension Forestry
Sportsmen’s Land Trust
The Forest Landowners Guide to Internet Resources
Urban Forests Ecosystem Institute
USDA Forest Service Cooperative Forestry
USDA Forest Service Valuing Ecosystem Services
USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
USFS -- Diameter Limit Cutting (This BAD practice described on page 40)
USFS Northeastern Area Resources for Landowners
Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative
WI DNR - type “MFL open land” (WI Managed Forest Law)
Woodland Options for Landowners (TN & NC especially)


Other Sites

Argentina’s Best Hunts
Bass Pro Shops
Bowen Lodge
Bowlin Camps Lodge
Briar Rabbit Shooting Sports
Chesapeake Energy
Choice Accessories
Choice Hotels International
Classic Upland Supply Co.
Collector’s Covey and RGS Stamp Prints
Duluth Pack
Embroidery Art
Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry
Game and Fish Magazine
Hunt for the Hungry - WI
Hunters Sharing the Harvest -PA
King and Bartlett Fish and Game Club
Knife Country USA
Knotsmith Custom Braided Lanyards
Lion Country Supply
Maggie's Farm
Michael Furtman Natural Words and Photography
Michigan Outdoorsman
Timothy C. Flanigan, Nature Exposure
Outdoor Canada magazine
Outdoors Unlimited
Park Falls, WI -- Grouse Capital of the World
Pella Products -- Bird’n Lite Upland Gear
The People's Forester
Range Resources
Responsive Management
Rush River Outfitters
Russell Moccasin
Sam Houston Duck Company (RGS Stamp/Print Stamps)
Sage Creek Outfitters
Serious Bird Hunting! -- Serious Grouse Hunting: Book 1; Ruffed Grouse, Of Course (supports RGS)
Shotgun Sports Magazine
Smoky Mountain Knife Works
The Hunter’s
The Hunting Network
The Sportsman’s Cabinet
The Upland Almanac
Timber Creek Sportsman Shop
Ugly Dog Hunting Company
Ultimate Hunts
Ugly Dog Hunting Company
Upland Journal Online Magazine
Venison Donation Coalition - NY
World Wide Rendezvous



Forest Taxation
National Timber Tax Website


Protecting Guns & Hunting

Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
National Rifle Association
National Shooting Sports Foundation
NSSF Bullet Points
Safari Club International
Second Amendment Foundation
U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance


Rev. 06/23/2016

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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