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Upland Slam

Hunters have long known that Nebraska is an upland bird hunter’s paradise β€” the mixed bag capital of the Great Plains β€” with diverse upland hunting opportunities, long seasons, great access to public lands, and high hunter satisfaction rates. This year, take advantage of Nebraska’s unique upland hunting opportunities by participating in the Upland Slam.

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The concept of the Nebraska Upland Slam is simple: harvest four birds β€” a sharp-tailed grouse, greater prairie-chicken, ring-necked pheasant and northern bobwhite quail – in Nebraska and receive an official certificate, Nebraska Upland Slam pin and epic bragging rights. Additionally, all hunters who complete the slam during the 2020-2021 season will be registered to win one of several great prizes generously donated by Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever.

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How it works

First, buy your ticket to hunt all four species — your Nebraska hunt permit. After you harvest your first bird, create an account on our official entry page and submit a photo and details about your first bird. As you continue with other species, you can log back in to document your success.

Once you complete your slam for the 2020-2021 hunting season, you will receive an official pin and certificate.

Prizes

All hunters who submit at least one harvest to the Nebraska Upland Slam will be automatically entered into monthly drawings sponsored by Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever for tumblers, gun cleaning kits, metal artwork, PF/QF memberships, and more. New this season, resident hunters 15 or younger are encouraged to complete the slam to be entered into a separate drawing for a “Resident Youth Lifetime Hunt Permit.” Each hunter who completes the slam will be registered to win one of several great prizes including the grand prize, Browning Maxus 12-gauge semiautomatic shotgun. The grand prize drawing will take place at the Pheasants Forever State Habitat Meeting in Kearney Feb. 13, 2021.


Season Dates

Sharp-tailed grouse: Sept. 1, 2020 – Jan. 31, 2021
Greater prairie-chicken: Sept. 1, 2020 – Jan. 31, 2021
Ring-necked pheasant: Oct. 31, 2020 – Jan. 31, 2021
Northern bobwhite quail: Oct. 31, 2020 – Jan. 31, 2021

Other Resources

More information on Nebraska Upland Slam, including species information, range maps, trip planners, as well as links to guides, the Public Access Atlas and more, may be found on the Upland Slam species page.

Names of hunters who have successfully completed the Upland Slam are listed on the Upland Slam finishers page.

In 2018, KRVN 880 Rural Radio interviewed John Laux, Game and Parks Upland Habitat and Access Program Manager, to discuss the introduction of the Nebraska Upland Slam. John shared details on participation, hunter success stories, where to hunt on public lands and more.