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GAYLORD,MI Ruffed Grouse Society fundraising banquet - June 14 2013

The Jim Foote Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will host its 21st annual Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet Friday, June 14, at Treetops Resort, 3962 Wilkinson Road, Gaylord.

The banquet begins with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.

The evening will feature a live and silent auction, games, drawings and door prizes.

Individual membership and dinner tickets are $55. Optional family membership packages are $85 and include two dinners, with additional dinners costing $35 each. Sponsorship packages also are available.

Complimentary dinner tickets and one-year memberships are available for youth under 16 who recently passed a hunter education class and women who participated in a recent Outdoors Women program.

Reservations received by Wednesday, June 5, are eligible for a drawing for a wildlife permit.Proceeds from this event will be used to restore and protect area grouse and woodcock habitat. This is the organization’s biggest annual fundraiser.

For more information and/or tickets, contact chapter president Peter McCutcheon at 231-546-4849.

Original Gaylord Herald Times Article 

PDF of RGS Banquet Information                                                                                                                                          

Sporting Clays Fundraiser for the Ruffed Grouse Society - Bristol, VA - June 8th

June 8th.

The Appalachian Highlands Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society is hosting its third annual sporting clays fundraiser shoot out at the Kettlefoot Rod and Gun Club.

Proceeds from the event will be used for local habitat projects.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The shoot runs from 9 a.m. – noon.

The shoot will be a 100 round Iron Man event (25 5/Stand; 25 Skeet; 25 Trap; 25 Trap Doubles). Registration fees are $50 am individual, $180 for a four-person team, and $40 for youngsters age 15 and under.

The registration fee includes lunch, door prizes and awards for High Shooter, High Team, High Female and High Youth.

Field Hunter, Silver Hunter, Gold Hunter and Event sponsorship packages are also available at $250, $500, $1,000 and $2,500 respectively.

All shooters are required to have eye and ear protection.

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.

Information on the RGS, its mission and management projects can be found on the web at: The society's national address is: 451 McCormick Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108.

venue information

Kettlefoot Rod and Gun Club

21101 Kettlefoot Lane Bristol, VA 

Ruffed Grouse Society Announces 2013 Wisconsin Drummer Fund Projects

Record  15 Projects Approved For Funding
Coraopolis, PA – The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) has selected 15 projects to receive over $58,000 during 2013 through its Wisconsin Drummer Fund program.  The projects are designed to benefit habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife species that rely upon young forests for survival.  Partners receiving RGS funding for projects in Wisconsin in 2013 include county forestry departments in Douglas, Florence, Marathon, Oconto, Washburn, Wood, and Vilas Counties, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  Other partners providing support for these projects include the American Bird Conservancy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

According to John Eichinger, RGS President and CEO, “2013 is a record year for the Wisconsin Drummer Fund with the most funds being distributed to the highest number of projects that RGS has ever supported in Wisconsin. Our ability to fund these important projects is highly dependent on the dedicated efforts of the volunteer members of our local RGS chapters in Wisconsin.”

The Wisconsin Drummer Fund was initiated in 2010 and is the direct result of funds being raised specifically at Wisconsin RGS chapter fund raising events and through direct member donations.  Since its inception, nearly $157,000 has been made available through the Wisconsin Drummer Fund to support 40 Wisconsin grouse and woodcock projects.  These funds have been matched by other agencies and organizations and have resulted in over $350,000 worth of projects being funded in Wisconsin since 2010.

Wisconsin Drummer Fund Projects approved for 2013 include:
  • Big Roche A Cri Alder Regeneration/Adams and Waushara Counties – Wisconsin DNR
  • Clam Lake Wildlife Area Alder Regeneration/Burnett County – Wisconsin DNR
  • Colburn Wildlife Area Alder Regeneration/Adams County– Wisconsin DNR
  • Douglas County Alder Regeneration – Wisconsin DNR and Douglas County Forestry Department
  • Hall’s Creek Hunting Trail Expansion/Florence County – Florence County Forestry Department
  • Kubisiak Ruffed Grouse Management Area Aspen Regeneration/Wood County – Wisconsin DNR and Wood County Forestry Department
  • Marathon County Alder Regeneration – Wisconsin DNR and Marathon County Forestry Department
  • Oconto County Grouse Hunting Trail Development – Wisconsin DNR and Oconto County Forestry Department
  • Parker Creek Alder Regeneration/Polk County – Wisconsin DNR
  • Peshtigo Harbor Woodcock Habitat Restoration/Marinette County – Wisconsin DNR
  • Vilas County Hunting Trail Rehabilitation - Vilas County Forestry Department
  • Washburn County Wildlife Openings – Washburn County Forestry Department
  • Woodcock Management Video Development – Wisconsin DNR
  • Wood County Buckthorn Treatment – Wisconsin DNR and Wood County Forestry Department
  • Young Forest Private Landowner Outreach – Wisconsin DNR