RGS Maine : George V. Soule Scholarship



The Ruffed Grouse Society’s role in conservation of wildlife habitat is to enhance the environment for the Ruffed Grouse, American Woodcock and other forest wildlife that require or utilize thick, young forests.

Welcome to the Maine Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society. With the help of this website, we will keep our members informed of chapter events and activities and habitat/land management in Maine. We hope you enjoy your visit with us. 


The Maine Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society has been active since 1980. Known as the Burton L. Spiller Chapter, it covered the area west of the Kennebec River while another chapter in Calais, and briefly one in Bangor, covered northern Maine. Neither of these are currently active, hence the renamed, Maine Chapter covers all areas of our State.

Since the mid-1980s, Maine RGS has proudly awarded scholarships to students furthering their education in some form of wildlife endeavor — a great investment in our state resources.

Various recreational and educational events have taken place through the years such as shoots, field days, clinics, etc. with more being planned this year. In addition, Maine RGS has an annual Fund Raising Banquet in the spring, mans a booth at Sportsman’s Shows and at present is working to organize a Youth Day. These events and programs occur due to the enthusiastic willingness of committee members to donate energy and time to further the agenda of RGS — which is habitat conservation. We encourage and welcome all to be part of this committee.