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Please read the below Terms Of Use and related Privacy Policy carefully before using this site. By using this site, you signify your agreement with the Terms Of Use and Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any of the below Terms Of Use and related Privacy Policy, do not use this site.

The Ruffed Grouse Society, Inc. (RGS) reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update the Terms Of Use and Privacy Policy at any time. By using this service after we have posted notice of such modifications, alterations or updates, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. RGS retains the right to deny access to anyone who we believe has violated any portion of the Terms of Use or the related  Privacy Policy.


This site is controlled and operated by the Ruffed Grouse Society, Inc. at 451 McCormick Rd., Coraopolis, PA  15108. All material on this site, including, but not limited to images, illustrations, audio clips, and video clips, is protected by copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights which are owned and controlled by RGS or by other parties that have licensed their material to RGS.

Material on ruffedgrousesociety.org or any web site owned, operated, licensed or controlled by RGS is solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Such material may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, including by e-mail or other electronic means. Without the prior written consent of the owner, modification of the materials, use of the materials on any other web site or networked computer environment, or use of the materials for any purpose other than personal, non-commercial use is a violation of the copyrights, trademarks, and other proprietary rights, and is prohibited.


This site may contain links to other web sites ("Linked Sites"). Linked Sites are for your convenience only, and you access them at your own risk. RGS is not responsible for the content of the Linked Sites, whether or not RGS is affiliated with sponsors of those sites. RGS does not in any way endorse the Linked Sites. RGS welcomes links to this site. You may establish a hypertext link to this site, provided that the link does not state or imply any sponsorship or endorsement of your site by RGS. You may not use on your site any trademarks, service marks or copyrighted materials appearing on the RGS site, including but not limited to any logos or characters, without the express written consent of the owner of the mark or right. You may not frame or otherwise incorporate into another web site any of the content or other materials on the RGS site without prior written consent.


Any e-mails, notes, message/billboard/forum postings, ideas, suggestions, concepts or other material submitted will become the property of RGS throughout the universe. RGS shall be entitled, consistent with our policies regarding privacy, to use the material or any of its elements for any type of use forever, including in any media whether now known or hereafter devised. When you submit material to RGS' web site, you agree that RGS has the right to publish or otherwise use the material or any of its elements for any type of use, including promotional and advertising purposes, subject to RGS' policies regarding privacy.


RGS may from time to time host bulletin boards, chat rooms, forums or other public posting areas ("Forums"). The information and opinions expressed in Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms, or other Forums are not necessarily those of RGS or its affiliated or related entities or content providers. RGS makes no representations or warranties regarding information or opinions that appear in the Forums, and does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. RGS assumes no obligation to monitor the Forums or to delete or edit any postings. However, RGS reserves the right to delete, move, or edit any postings that we consider illegal, inappropriate, or otherwise inappropriate. By using RGS' web site, you agree that you will not submit or otherwise publish through the Forums any content which: (a) libels, defames, invades privacy, or is obscene, pornographic, abusive, or threatening; (b) infringes any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person, including, but not limited to violating anyone's copyrights or trademarks; (c) violates any law; (d) advocates illegal activity; or (e) advertises or otherwise solicits funds or is a solicitation for goods or services. You agree to indemnify RGS and its officers, directors, employees, agents, distributors and affiliates from and against any and all third party claims, demands, liabilities, costs, or expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, resulting from your breach of any of the foregoing agreements, representations, and warranties.


The materials on RGS' web site are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. RGS disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, other than those warranties which, under the laws applicable to this agreement, are implied by law and are incapable of exclusion, restriction, or modification. Neither RGS, nor its affiliated or related entities, nor any person involved in the creation, production, and distribution of RGS' web site warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that ruffedgrousesociety.org or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components. The material that you read on RGS' web site is provided solely for entertainment and promotional purposes. RGS does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in RGS' web site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You expressly agree that use of the RGS site is at your sole risk. You (and not RGS) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. You expressly agree that neither RGS, nor its affiliated or related entities, nor any of their respective employees, or agents, nor any person or entity involved in the creation, production, and distribution of RGS' web site are responsible or liable to any person or entity whatsoever for any loss, damage (whether actual, consequential, punitive or otherwise), injury, claim, liability or other cause of any kind or character whatsoever based upon or resulting from the use of this site or any other RGS web site. By way of example, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, RGS and related persons and entities shall not be responsible or liable for any claim or damage arising from failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, computer virus, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of personal records, or the reliance upon or use of data, information, opinions or other materials appearing on this site. You expressly acknowledge and agree that RGS is not liable or responsible for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other subscribers or third parties.


Unless otherwise specified, the material in the RGS web site is presented solely for the purpose of entertainment and promoting programs and other products available in the United States, its territories, possessions, and protectorates. This site is controlled and operated by RGS from its offices within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States of America. RGS makes no representation that materials in RGS' web site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. This agreement shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such State. Any action you, any third party or RGS bring to enforce this agreement or, in connection with, any matters related to this site shall be brought only in either the state or Federal Courts located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and you expressly consent to the jurisdiction of said courts. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the matters contained herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by RGS.

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Ruffed Grouse Society
451 McCormick Rd
Coraopolis PA  15108

Rev. 12/13/2011

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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