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Ruffed Grouse Society - National Grouse and Woodcock Hunt. A compilation of NGWH video clips and still images shown during Friday evening's banquet in Grand Rapids, MN. Note: Click Play, Full Screen, Pause, click Settings and select HD mode for best quality, then Play.

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Read more details, including relevant time segments of the video, and RGS' press release about Dir. of Conservation Policy Dan Dessecker's Nov. 5, 2015 testimony before the U.S. Senate Comm. on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. Hearing starts at 17:08; intro of witnesses at 27:00; Dan's testimony runs 31:30-35:28 and more...


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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.

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