Ruffed Grouse Society and AWS Partner with OnX Hunt
Megan Plete Postol 04.12.21
The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) & American Woodcock Society (AWS) announced earlier last week a new corporate partnership with OnX Hunt, a GPS mapping tool development company for hunters. OnX Hunt is a mapping app that enables users to know where they stand, and also features multiple disturbance layers, where grouse and woodcock thrive. This partnership will directly contribute to the RGS and AWS mission by supporting healthy forests, abundant wildlife, and conservation ethic RGS and AWS said in a statement.
RGS and AWS is a North American conservation organization, established in 1961, that is dedicated to creating healthy forests, abundant wildlife, and promoting conservation ethics. RGS and AWS work with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.
OnX Hunt brands itself as “a pioneer in digital navigation.” The company’s mission is to provide hunters with reliable GPS mapping technology. The company also leads initiatives to protect and expand access to public land through direct funding, and by supporting key legislation with data analysis and research. Mike Neiduski, Director of Regional Development at RGS and AWS, said this in a statement:
“We are thrilled to welcome OnX Hunt as our newest Corporate Partner with the Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society. Their commitment not only supports our mission, vision, and conservation delivery; this partnership also allows us to highlight the importance of forest diversity for wildlife and promote quality access.“
The partnership makes sense. The Ruffed Grouse Society, American Woodcock Society, and OnX Hunt are focused on bringing hunters the best experience possible while maintaining the ethics of conservation. Both organizations, according to a press statement, share the belief that people who have off-the-beaten-path experiences are more likely to conserve those unique places. Ben Brettingen, OnX Hunt’s Wingshooting Manager, also elaborated:
“We are thrilled to be partnered with the Ruffed Grouse Society and to support their mission of creating and maintaining healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse and woodcock. From day one, OnX has been dedicated to creating access opportunities, and through this partnership, we strive to support the common goal of helping hunters find quality places to recreate.“