Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society Partner with Benelli USA

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society are excited to announce a new corporate partnership with Benelli USA. Benelli is an industry leader in manufacturing innovative and reliable firearms, with upland-specific shotguns that are lightweight, fast-shooting and perfectly balanced.

“Benelli has long been committed to partnerships with conservation organizations and we’re pleased that our circle of support now includes The Ruffed Grouse Society,” said Tom DeBolt, General Manager of Benelli USA. “We recognize the critical species and habitat work done by RGS & AWS on behalf of this challenging and exciting gamebird. We look forward to a strong partnership with an organization that has always done an excellent job combining wildlife science with sporting traditions.”

Both organizations share the belief that supporting healthy forests through conservation is of the utmost importance.

“Benelli is an outstanding partner for RGS & AWS and we’re thankful for their support,” said Tripp Way, RGS & AWS Director of Regional Development – Mid-Atlantic. “Many RGS & AWS members head afield with Benelli’s fine line of firearms. We appreciate that Benelli is giving back by supporting our conservation efforts. This partnership with Benelli is a natural fit – one that we’re really excited about.”

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About the Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society unites conservationists to improve wildlife habitat and forest health and promote a conservation ethic, all grounded in the tenets of science-based management practices.

About Benelli

Benelli is renowned for reliability, exceptional quality and forward-thinking innovation. Every firearm Benelli makes demonstrates a commitment to superior technology and craftsmanship that has propelled them to the forefront of the shooting industry. When you purchase a Benelli shotgun or rifle, you're investing in an outstanding firearm engineered to provide many years of hassle-free hunting and shooting enjoyment. Experience the Benelli difference by visiting a Benelli dealer near you.


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