The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) has scheduled its second annual New York Grouse and Woodcock Benefit Hunt for the weekend of October 18-20, 2013. Held at the On the Wing Grouse Camp in Malone, NY, the two day guided hunt has a 20 gun limit and if it’s anything like last year they’ll be gone quicker than a flushed grouse..
Registration — which includes guides with dogs, lodging, all meals with a full banquet dinner on Saturday — is $800 inclusive per hunter based on double occupancy. Individual guided hunt (single occupancy) $900, or two-hunter guided hunt (double) $1,500. Hunters are encouraged to bring their own dogs, as dogs are permitted at the Holiday Inn.
Participants also receive a one year RGS membership, complimentary RGS shell bag, two boxes of 12 or 20 gauge shotgun shells and a RGS sponsor cap and knife.
A 50-percent deposit is required and cancellation refunds (less $100) will be provide through Sept 15th. 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/NY%20Hunt%20Invitation13.pdf.
For more information and/or reservations contact Bennett at 413-548-9176, or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in 1961, The Ruffed Grouse Society is North America’s foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.
Information on RGS, its mission, management projects and membership can be found on the web at: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org.
Logo courtesy Ruffed Grouse Society