Ben Jones, CEO and president of the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society, updates us on a tumultuous couple of years. When we last talked at the start of the pandemic, the organization was undergoing significant challenges from a locked-down fundraising/banquet season to a quantum shift in its business model. We'll find out how things are going today and how the groups' efforts are paying off in the bank and on the ground.
We also talk ideal habitat, grouse dogs and hunting strategies and tactics.
Our Road Trip looks at a Kansas public-access bobwhite haven; and we cover early numbers on the annual Upland Nation Survey and what bird hunters say are the sport's highest priorities.