Ruffed Grouse Society members and chapter volunteers embrace the importance of enhancing forest habitat for wildlife and preserving our sporting traditions for future generations. There is a sense of fulfillment with being involved with the Ruffed Grouse Society - the leader in forest conservation - and making a difference in habitat and wildlife nationally and locally.

 RGS operations and communications are organized recognizing the value between the organization and its members.  Without members, there is no Ruffed Grouse Society.

The Value of RGS to Members

• RGS serves its members by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, woodcock and other wildlife species.
• RGS preserves and champions the ethics and etiquette inherent in our sporting traditions.
• RGS educates the public about the benefits of scientific management practices on forest habitat.
• RGS provides members with opportunities for camaraderie through banquets and a variety of other events and activities.
• RGS represents member interests at the local, state and national levels.
• RGS encourages youth to become more passionate about habitat, wildlife and hunting.
• RGS provides members with a community and network of conservation-minded individuals.
• RGS provides members with access to biologists and professionals who are sought by private and corporate entities for their knowledge and expertise.
• RGS provides members with an award-winning quarterly magazine.
• RGS provides members with information about newsworthy events, political climate and where the RGS mission is being accomplished.

The Value of Members to RGS

• RGS members are devoted to preserving our rich sporting traditions for future generations.
• RGS members honor and promote the ethics and etiquette inherent in our sporting traditions.
• RGS members understand and embrace science-based conservation initiatives on public and private land, knowing these initiatives benefit other wildlife in addition to ruffed grouse and woodcock.
• RGS members devote time, talent and treasure to sustain the organization, expand its message and participate in our mission.
• RGS members are our greatest advocates and actively invite others to become a part of our organization.
• Without members and member support, there is no organization!

Members and chapter volunteers work their RGS regional director to organize and run various events and activities including banquets, youth days, shoots and hunts, information talks and general membership meetings. Each chapter holds an annual Sportsmen’s Banquet along with other events determined by local volunteers. All memberships are maintained and processed through the national headquarters, and members receive chapter information by mail and email.


How you can help:

If you would like to become a member or need more information on chapters or members, please contact the Ruffed Grouse Society today:
You may also contact the regional director responsible for your area.
Chapters are chartered by RGS and operate under the charter and a set of chapter bylaws in keeping with IRS guidelines for maintaining the Group Exemption for its chapters under IRS code. RGS Chapters participate in RGS’ IRS non-profit 501(c)(3) status as part of a Group Exemption under the combined chapters’ Federal Tax Identification # 25-1667889.