Ruffed Grouse Society Announces Names of National Drawing Winners

Ruffed Grouse Society Announces Names of National Drawing Winners
Second Annual Sponsorship Raffle valued at more than $18,000..

Ruffed Grouse Society
Ruffed Grouse Society

Coraopolis, PA – -( 2010 started off on a positive note for Jeff Arthur of Holidaysburg, PA, and a half-dozen other winners of the Ruffed Grouse Society’s (RGS) second annual Sponsor National Drawing.

Arthur won the drawings first place prize — a AYA (Aguirre & Aranzabal) No. 2, 20 gauge side-by-side hammerless shotgun, featuring detachable sidelocks, ejectors, 28 inch barrels and double triggers. The Spanish made firearm also features a straight hand oil finished walnut stock, English scroll engraving, gold lined cocking indicators and an automatic safety. It has a MSRP of $5,800.

As in past years, banquet sponsors had the option of selecting a print, or entering the national drawing that featured a selection of quality firearms manufactured by AYA, Connecticut Shotgun, Caesar Guerini, Smith & Wesson, SKB, Steiner Binoculars, and a $1,000 Cabela’s Gift Certificate. And, just as in past years, about 70-percent of those eligible entered the drawing.

To be eligible banquet attendees would have to purchase one of three sponsorship packages — Banquet ($250), Conservation ($500) or Sustaining ($1,000) — each of which includes (along with various other incentives) 1, 2 and 4 tickets respectively.

Other National Drawing Winners were as follows:

  • James Farrell, Holidaysburg, PA, Connecticut Shotgun’s RBL-28 gauge round body action, box-lock, 28 gauge shotgun, valued at $3,650.
  • Robert Chambers, Parish, NY, Caesar Guerini “Magnus” Grade O/U 20 gauge shotgun, valued at $3,950.
  • Brad Lambert of Stoney Brooke Plantation, Gap Mills, WV, Smith & Wesson Elite Gold side-by-side 20 gauge shotgun, valued at $2,380.
  • Richard Geenan, Grandville, MI, SKB Limited Edition RGS No.7 O/U shotgun in 20 or 28 gauge with 26 -or 28-inch barrels, valued at $2,395.
  • Mark Zwiker, Wausau, WI, choice of Steiner binoculars, valued up to $1,600.
  • Ross Rackliff, Medway, PA, $1,000 Cabela’s gift certificate.

The drawing was held at the State Police Barracks in Coraopolis, PA on December 30, 2009. The winning tickets were drawn by Trooper James Boyd.

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is the one international wildlife conservation organization dedicated to promoting conditions suitable for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and related wildlife to sustain our sport hunting tradition and outdoor heritage.

Information on the RGS, its mission, management projects and membership can be found on the web at: