Ruffed Grouse Society President and Chief Executive Officer John B. Eichinger announced on Wednesday that Matt Soberg was chosen as the new editor for the Ruffed Grouse Society magazine.

“Matt was the best candidate due to his combination of outdoor writing skills and upland hunting experience.  With a true passion for the outdoors and conservation, he has the knowledge and insight necessary to effectively communicate our mission,” Eichinger said in making the announcement.

Soberg expressed gratitude and appreciation for being chosen:  “I am extremely honored to be selected as the new editor and am excited to get started.  The Ruffed Grouse Society magazine is a well-respected and effective voice for the organization.  It communicates the true beauty of ruffed grouse and woodcock conservation, habitat and hunting through quality writing and photography.  I support the society’s objectives and am thrilled to help us reach our goals.”

Soberg’s career includes a Juris Doctorate degree from William Mitchell College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and sociology from the Universityof Minnesota.  He was a law firm partner before publishing and editing the Minnesota Sporting Journal.  His writing was previously published by the Ruffed Grouse Society magazine, and he has experience as a regular outdoors columnist and fishing correspondent.  He is a gun dog owner and grew up hunting ruffed grouse and woodcock inCentral Minnesota.

Soberg will start by editing the Spring 2013 issue of theRGSmagazine.

For additional information contact Tracy Greene at (412) 262–4044.

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is the premier 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:

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