New this year: you no longer need to pick up a slam card from a retail partner to participate. Instead, you can buy an Waterfowl Slam entry voucher on our website or at any license agent and then submit photos online to complete each slam.

The Utah Waterfowl Slam gives hunters an extra challenge while you're hunting and the opportunity to earn a commemorative, collectable band that shows off their accomplishments. The money earned from the slam is used to complete projects on the Division's Waterfowl Management Areas. (Learn more about how the money is spent.)

Hunters that complete a slam will earn different sizes and colors of bands.

Hunters earn a slam by completing an objective like harvesting a group of species in a certain time period or location. There are currently ten different slams with different levels of difficulty, so you can find one that gives you the best challenge.

How to sign up

To begin, you need to purchase a Waterfowl Slam entry voucher on our website or at any license agent. (Entry vouchers look similar to hunting licenses and are printed on license paper.)

The entry fee is $20 for hunters 18 years of age or older or $10 for hunters 17 years of age or younger.

Once you've purchased your entry, you'll be ready to earn your slams. Starting this year, you no longer need to pick up a slam card from a retail partner to participate. Instead, you can submit a photo of yourself with each animal online. (You do not need to have a slam card or your entry voucher in the photos.)

How to complete a Slam

To earn one of the ten slams, you must harvest drakes of the species listed below. To receive the band for your hard work, just fill out the online completion form and upload pictures of you with your harvest.

Hunters that complete a slam will earn different sizes and colors of bands.

Remember: starting this year, you no longer need to pick up a slam card from a partner retailer. You also do not need to have a slam card or your entry voucher in the photos. You can redeem your slams until April 30, 2019. You may only complete each slam once per calendar season.

First Duck Slam
First Goose Slam
First Swan Slam
Coot Slam
Diver Slam (one drake of each species throughout the season)
Goose Slam
Mallard Slam
Puddler Slam (one drake of each species throughout the season)
Shoveler Slam
Teal Slam
Wigeon Slam — NEW
WMA Slam
Utah Waterfowl Ultimate Slam

One drake of each species in a single season or during your lifetime

Completing an Ultimate Slam

Each person who achieves the ultimate slam will receive the following:

  1. Certificate of Achievement from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
  2. Consecutively Numbered Ultimate Slam band
  3. Authentic Canada goose neck collar

To complete your Ultimate Slam, use the completion form to provide us with your phone number and email address and then we will contact you with a way to share your photos.

How the money will be spent

Money raised from the Waterfowl Slam will be used for projects on the Division's Waterfowl Management Areas. Last year, slam funds helped pay for the J-Dike at Farmington Bay and create a new unit at Ogden Bay. Neither project would have been possible without the Waterfowl Slam. These additional projects will also be completed using Waterfowl Slam money:

Money from the Waterfowl Slam has already led to one complete project and another that is close to completion, and more projects will be added in the future. Read more about the projects.

Participants from outside of Utah

While most of these slams are specific to Utah, but you can participate if you live outside of the state. You can earn the slams by harvesting your flyway's maximum bag limit for each species slam. The puddler, diver and ultimate slam are complete when a participant harvests the all of the species listed for that slam.

Where to hunt

Divers: Unit 1 at Farmington Bay can be an excellent place to harvest divers, particularly redheads, scaup, ring-necks and ruddy ducks. Bear River Bird Refuge and Harold Crane are excellent places to harvest canvasbacks. Diver numbers usually peak in mid November.

Mallards: Mallards are the most widely distributed ducks in Utah. Clear Lake, Salt Creek, Public Shooting Grounds and Browns Park can all be great places to harvest mallards.

Teal: Cinnamon teal are very early migrants. Your best chance to harvest one is during the first few weeks of the season. Cinnamon and green-winged teal frequent the shores of the Great Salt Lake. Try hunting outside the dikes of Farmington Bay or Ogden Bay. Green-winged teal hunting is excellent at Pintail Flats at Ogden Bay in January.

Coots: Every Waterfowl Management Area in the state has high numbers of coots. Glassing and stalking coots can be a very fun way to hunt them.

Wigeon: Many wigeon pass through Utah each year. Public Shooting Grounds and Salt Creek WMAs can be excellent places to hunt wigeon in October. Clear Lake also has excellent wigeon hunting.

Swans: Swan hunting can be very good at Unit 1A on Bear River Bird Refuge, Ogden Bay or Harold Crane. Most hunters pass shoot swans, but swan will readily drop into decoys as well. Swan decoys, goose decoys painted white or white garbage bags can attract swans into shooting range. More information about hunting swans.

Canada geese: Geese are found throughout Utah. You can harvest geese on any of the Waterfowl Management Areas. Geese also frequent the Green River in eastern Utah and Cutler Marsh in northern Utah. Goose hunting success is highest at the beginning and end of the season.

About the Waterfowl Slam

The Waterfowl Slam is a partnership between the Division of Wildlife Resources and multiple conservation organizations and sponsors. The program is designed to:

Partners and sponsors