It’s no secret thatNorthern Maineharbors one of the finest upland bird populations in the Northeast, and one of the reasons why the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) chose the region for its inaugural grouse and woodcock hunt.

Held out of theNew EnglandOutdoorCenter,Fire Road20D,Millinocket,Mainethe weekend of November 8-11, the guided hunt is limited to ten hunters and at $750 per gun will fill up faster than a flushed grouse.

According toRGSregional directorTripp Way, registration consist of a “Meet and Greet” reception party on Thursday evening,

3 breakfasts, two field lunches and two dinners — which includes a traditional Maine Lobster Bake on Saturday. Hunting hours will run from8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Lodging will be at The Twin Pines Cabins.

Hunters are encouraged to bring their own dog or hunt with huntsmen’s dogs.

Thursday’s meet and greet will provide information on the terrain, followed by a Q&A session withRGSregional biologist Andy Welk.

A fifty-percent deposit is required byOctober 20, 2012, with remaining payment due prior too, or at the event. All major credit cards accepted, and with the exception of a $100 cancellation fee, refunds will be provided beforeNovember 1, 2012.

For more information and/or registration contact Mark Gray at 207-299-4172. Way can be reached at 607-743-0760; Welk at 607-793-4832.

Logo courtesy Ruffed Grouse Society

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