MILLINOCKET, Maine — The Ruffed Grouse Society has chosen Maine for its second annual grouse and woodcock hunt. Held out of the New England Outdoor Center, Fire Road 20D, in Millinocke on Oct. 2-5, the guided hunt is limited to 10 hunters.
According to RGS regional director Tripp Way, registration is $850 per gun and consists of a “Meet and Greet” reception party on Wednesday at 7 p.m., three breakfasts, two field lunches and two dinners — which includes a lobster or steak repast Friday evening. Hunting hours will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Lodging will be at The Twin Pines Cabins, which has a spectacular view of Millinocket Lake and Mount. Katahdin.
“Wednesday’s meet and greet will provide information on the terrain, followed by a Q&A session with RGS regional biologist Andy Weik,” Way said, adding that hunters are encouraged to bring their own dogs or they can hunt with huntsmen’s dogs.
A 50-percent deposit is required by Sept.21, with remaining payment due prior to or at the event. All major credit cards accepted and, with the exception of a $100 cancellation fee, refunds will be provided before Sept. 27.
For more information and/or registration contact Mark Gray at 299-4172. Way can be reached at 607-743-0760; Weik at 607-793-4832.
Reservation forms can also be downloaded from the Internet at: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org/
Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is North America’s foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving 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.
Information on RGS, its mission, management projects and membership can be found on the web at: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org.