In what will proved to be as exciting for spectators as it will for competitors, the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) will host its 2012 Michigan Gun Dog of the Year Field Trials on November 25th at the Wings and Rings Hunting Preserve, 3365 146th Avenue, Zeeland, MI.

(All entries must be submitted by phone or mail no later than November 15th).

According to Nick Moe, the entry fee is $65 per dog and dog owners must be a RGS member to participate. On site memberships will be available at $25, and the registration fee includes a barbecued lunch. (Guest or observer’s lunch is $5).

Rain or shine the trials begin at 8 a.m. and — as it was with regional events — two game birds per dog will be setout for each brace. All dogs (pointers or flushers) must be void of any electronic devices.

The event is limited to the first 30 entries, and four flush and four pointing breeds will be entered in the RGS Gun Dog of Year Trial.

For more information and/or registration contact Moe at 616-835-7348, or by e-mail at: .

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society 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 Ruffed Grouse Society

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