Most hunters have probably heard the term "slam", which refers to harvesting a group of species in a certain time period or location. For instance, there is a Sheep Slam, which refers to harvesting all of the subspecies of wild sheep in North America, or the Turkey Slam which is harvesting all subspecies of turkeys.
The Upland Game Slam program is a partnerships between the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and multiple conservation organizations and sponsors to encourage hunters to harvest the variety of species available across the state and to help fund upland game-related projects. Each slam represents a certain accomplishment that hunters can pursue, and when successful, each will receive a collectable coin.
The slams are intended to:
Slams are completed when a hunter harvests the following species. Hunters will receive a coin for each slam completed.
First Fur or Feather — any legal upland game species in Utah
Long Tail Limit — pheasant limit (2 rooster pheasants in a day)
Blister Slam — chukar limit (5 chukar in a day)
Mountain Slam — chukar partridge, ruffed grouse, dusky grouse (1 or more of each)
Desert Slam — gambel's quail, cottontail rabbit, jackrabbit, mourning dove (1 or more of each)
Utah Upland Game GRAND Slam*
Utah Youth Upland Game GRAND Slam**
*May accomplish in one or more years.
**Youth are persons 17 years old and younger.
Upland Game Slam vouchers can be purchased at any license agent or on the DWR online sales system (online purchased voucher may take up to two weeks to arrive). Vouchers look similar to hunting licenses and are printed on license paper. The voucher needs to be presented at a qualifying Upland Slam location (see below) to receive a slam card. A slam card is needed to participate in the slam.
When you harvest game animals for a slam, take a picture of yourself with both your slam card and harvested animals visible. Snap shots on a phone, etc. are sufficient; there is no need to print the photos to redeem your slam. Animals for the Mountain and Desert slams may be harvested throughout the season, and they do not need to appear in the same photo. For Long Tail Limit and Blister Slams, have your daily bag limit (2 pheasant, 5 chukar) visible in one photo.
To receive a collectable coin for each slam, present a picture of your harvest, along with your hunting license and slam card at qualifying locations.
See addition directions below for redeeming Grand Slams.
Slams can be redeemed through June 30, 2015.
The cost of participating in the slam is $10 for youth (17 or younger) and $20 for adults.
Each award for Grand Slams will be personalized with the successful hunter's name. Since Grand Slam awards are personalized we do not have the Grand Slam awards at retail locations.
To complete your Grand Slam email, send by mail, or visit the Salt Lake DWR office with:
Money raised from the Upland game Slam will be used for specific projects on the division's upland game management areas and public lands, projects will include transplants to increase upland game distributions and habitat improvement projects.
The following list of projects will be completed with Upland game Slam money:
Additional projects will be added as they come available.
See the 2014–2015 Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook hunt tables for distribution maps and the species identification pages in the back for information on species identification and general habitat, or contact your local DWR biologist.
Each year new slams will be created to challenge hunters. Check back next year to see what slams will be available!
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