The Grand Rapids Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) will host a Youth Day at the Black Creek Dog Training Center, 15397 129 Ave., Nunica, MI on Saturday, August 11, 2012, beginning with registration 8:30 a.m. Program activities and events from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

According to Justin McGrail, the free event is open to youngsters ages 6-17 and will feature bird dog field trials, taxidermy demonstrations, safe gun handling, clay bird shooting, as well as fly-tying and fly casting instruction. Limited to 32 registrants, youngsters must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Lunch will be provided.

Information on the chapter’s 31st annual Sportsmen’s Banquet will also be available.

For more information and/or registration and directions call McGrail at 616-540-1967.

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) is the one international wildlife conservation organization dedicated to promoting conditions suitable for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and related wildlife to sustain our sport hunting tradition and outdoor heritage.

Information on RGS, its mission, management projects and membership can be found on the web at:

Logo courtesy of the Ruffed Grouse Society

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