The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) has scheduled its fifth annual Upland Bird Hunt (UBH) within the Pennsylvania Wilds Region of Pennsylvania for October 31-November 2, 2013.

According to Mary Hosmer, reservations are $350 per hunter and $175 for a “youth hunter” or non-hunting guest. With limited availability, the base of operation will be the Red Fern Inn, Kersey, PA, which is central to thousands of acres of public hunting land, including the Allegheny National Forest, several State Game Lands and State Forest lands.  A Pennsylvania resident or non-resident hunting license is required.

The UBH adventure includes a reception party on Thursday, Oct. 31st; two days of hunting with a huntsman on Nov 1-2; two breakfast buffets; field lunches; admission to “Meet the Artist” featuring a number of recognized wildlife artist and carvers; a buffet dinner on Friday, Nov. 1, and one ticket to the Grand Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 2.

There is a mandatory hunters meeting on Thursday at 8 p.m., and area RGS members are welcome to attend the evening events.

Lodging accommodations will be available at several hotels in the St. Mary’s area. For more information and/or reservations contact Ms Hosmer at 814-512-2101, or by e-mail at: wlhab@windstream.net . Reservation forms can also be downloaded at: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org/UserFiles/File/13UBH.pdf .

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

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