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2018 Habitat Shoot Results

2018 Habitat Shoot Results

Our chapter would like to thank everyone that came out and participated in our 2nd Annual Habitat Shoot on Sept. 15, 2018. We’d like to thank our volunteers, donors, and station sponsors. This year’s station sponsors were: Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., Mansfield, PA Chief Oil & Gas LLC – Montoursville, PA The Forestland Group – Chapel Hill, NC Moose’s Enterprises – Troy, PA   This year’s top shooters: Men’s: 1st – Bill Bean R/U – Terry Knittle Women’s 1st…

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Nettle Ridge Project Chapter Workday

Nettle Ridge Project Chapter Workday

  The Susquehanna River Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania chapters of the Ruffed Grouse Society teamed up to host a habitat work day at Nettle Ridge in Loyalsock State Forest April 7. RGS volunteers were joined by Pennsylvania College of Technology forestry students and forestry instructor Erich Doebler, along with employees of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry personnel for a day of habitat creation aimed at transforming a low-value timber stand into a future haven for grouse, woodcock and other early…

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April 7th Event – Nettle Ridge Drummer Fund Project Workday

April 7th Event – Nettle Ridge Drummer Fund Project Workday

Nettle Ridge Drummer Fund Project Workday Loyalsock State Forest – Hillsgrove DCNR Station   Fire-Up Your Chainsaw and Create Grouse Habitat on State Forest! Come Help Create Habitat at a Joint RGS Chapter Workday… The Susquehanna River Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania Chapters will be holding a joint workday on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Most of the work will be the hand-felling and bucking of trees 4 – 10″ in diameter. If you’re comfortable with simply notching and back-cutting smaller diameter trees, you can help…

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2018 Banquet Recap

2018 Banquet Recap

More than 100 area sportsmen and women turned out for the Susquehanna River Valley Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society’s second annual Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet in Williamsport March 10, helping us raise more crucial funds to create young forest habitat on public lands in Pennsylvania. Thanks to all who attended and made the banquet a success. Highlights of the evening included a talk about the status and management of our state bird by Lisa Williams, ruffed grouse biologist for…

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PA Game Commission Biologist to Discuss Plight of Ruffed Grouse at Williamsport Banquet

PA Game Commission Biologist to Discuss Plight of Ruffed Grouse at Williamsport Banquet

CONTACT: Jeff Fetzer Phone: (570) 885-6112 Date: Feb. 21, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “What’s happening to our ruffed grouse?” has become a familiar refrain among hunters and bird watchers who have noticed an appreciable decline in sightings of Pennsylvania’s state bird in recent years. Data gathered from decades of hunter-reported grouse flush rates, as well as Audubon Society Christmas Bird Counts in the state, bear out the notion that the ruffed grouse population in Pennsylvania has reached historic lows. Lisa…

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West Nile Virus? – Stay Focused on Habitat!

West Nile Virus? – Stay Focused on Habitat!

  An excerpt from the Ruffed Grouse Society’s National Blog, for the full article, please click here.   The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) is working to better understand the impact of WNV on ruffed grouse populations in a study started in 2015, and RGS/AWS has been, and continues to be, a partner in this effort. PGC, with RGS/AWS support, sampled hunter-harvested grouse in the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons. WNV does not apply annual and steady pressure on grouse populations throughout…

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2nd Annual Conservation & Sportsmen’s Banquet

2nd Annual Conservation & Sportsmen’s Banquet

News Release   CONTACT: Jeff Fetzer Phone: (570) 885-6112 Date: Jan. 16, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ruffed Grouse Society to host Sportsmen’s Banquet in Williamsport The Susquehanna River Valley Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will hold its second annual Conservation & Sportsmen’s Banquet Saturday, March 10, at the Genetti Hotel, 200 W. 4th St., Williamsport. A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The evening will feature live and silent auctions, raffles, drawings…

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2018 Spring Banquet Date

2018 Spring Banquet Date

SAVE THE DATE! The Spring Sportsman’s Banquet for 2018 will be Saturday evening, March 10th at the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport, PA. CLICK HERE for banquet details!

Future of Forestry Raffle Winner Announced

Future of Forestry Raffle Winner Announced

Congratulations to Jacob F. in Orono, ME. Jacob’s raffle ticket was drawn at the chapter’s Birds & Brew event held the evening of September 6, 2017. Congratulations Jacob, and enjoy that new CZ 920 and thank you, to everyone, that supported this raffle! Click here to find out how the raffle proceeds will be used.