Ruffed Grouse Society

Grouse hunters can volunteer to help collect samples for West Nile virus study

Ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) standing on his drumming logRuffed grouse hunters in northern Minnesota can voluntarily submit samples for a West Nile virus research project being conducted by the Minnesota DNR. Minnesota is collaborating on this project with researchers in Wisconsin and Michigan, and will be sharing protocols and results. West Nile virus is known to exist in the upper…

Pennsylvania outdoorsmen are among state’s most generous citizens

I had a unique request from a friend at church last week. A middle-aged woman came to me explaining that she and her husband wanted to donate their holiday bonuses to charity, as they regularly do. This year, however, they wanted to support causes that reflected the interests of their two adult children. For their daughter, who works with children…