Proceeds from this benefit hunt will be used to restore and protect grouse and woodcock habitat

Only a limited number of spots remain available for the Ruffed Grouse Society’s first annual New York Grouse and Woodcock Benefit Hunt. Held the weekend of  October 19-21 at the On the Wing Grouse Camp in Northern New York, the two day guided hunt has a 20 gun limit and there are only eight spots left.

Registration — which includes guides with dogs, lodging, all meals with a full banquet dinner on Saturday — is $750 inclusive per hunter based on double occupancy. Individual guided hunt (single occupancy) $900, or two-hunter guided hunt (double) $1,400. Hunters are encouraged to bring their own dogs.

Participants also receive a one yearRGSmembership, complimentaryRGSshell bag, two boxes of 12 or 20 gauge shotgun shells and aRGSsponsor cap and knife. A 50-percent deposit is required. All major credit cards accepted.

According to On the Wing Grouse Camp president and NYS licensed guide (#0629) Bruce Bennett, the hunt will take place on camp grounds in Ellenburg Center, NY –  a 1,000 acre parcel managed specifically for grouse and woodcock. The property is adjacent to 5,000 acres of state land.

A New York State small game or sportsmen’s license is required and provided you are already in the system can be purchased on line at: www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6101.html. Non-residents will need to provide a hunter education certificate ID number. Out-of-state hunting licenses are not accepted.

To download the hunt itinerary log onto: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org/UserFiles/File/12NY%20Hunt%20Invitation.pdf .

As with allRGSfundraiser’s, proceeds from this event will be used to restore and protect grouse and woodcock habitat.

For more information and/or reservations contact Bennett at 413-237-1054, or by e-mail at: bbennett82@comcast.net . You can also contact Julie Caugherty-Krieger at 412-203-4120 or 1-888-564-6747, ext. 4120. E-Mail: juliec@ruffedgrousesociety.org .

Logo courtesy Ruffed Grouse Society

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