Inaugural Habitat Shoot Press Release

CONTACT: Jeff Fetzer

Phone: (570) 885-6112

Date: June 16, 2017



Ruffed Grouse Society to host habitat benefit shoot

The Susquehanna River Valley Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will hold its inaugural habitat benefit shoot Saturday, July 15, at Thunder Ridge Sporting Clays & Game Farm in Middlebury Center.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will support projects to create young forest wildlife habitat on public lands in the central and north-central region of Pennsylvania.

The habitat shoot is open to the public. While the event is designed to be a “fun shoot,” awards will be presented to the top individual scorers in three classes — novice, hunter and experienced – as well as to the top youth, female and veteran shooters. There will also be awards for the highest-scoring four-person teams in four divisions.

Registration is $70 per person ($50 for those 17 and under) and includes one round of 100 sporting clays, lunch, beverages and a free t-shirt for those who register early. Cost for entry of a four-person team is $250.

Additional details about the event, directions to Thunder Ridge Sporting Clays and online registration for the shoot can be found on the Susquehanna River Valley chapter’s website at by clicking on the 2017 Habitat Shoot logo on the right side of the screen.

For additional information, contact ticket chairman Jeff Fetzer by calling (570) 885-6112 or emailing

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.

The Susquehanna River Valley Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society, based in Williamsport, formed in 2017 to improve wildlife habitat on public lands in the counties of Lycoming, Sullivan, Clinton, Potter, Tioga, Bradford, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Union and Snyder.

Thunder Ridge Sporting Clays is located at 619 Leon Brown Road, Middlebury Center, about 13 miles north of Wellsboro in northern Tioga County