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Upland Slam

Hunters have long known that Nebraska is an upland bird hunter’s paradise — the mixed bag capital of the Great Plains — 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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What it is

The concept of the Nebraska Upland Slam is simple: harvest four birds — 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 2019-2020 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, 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 for an ORCA cooler, ORCA Tumblers and more. Each hunter who completes the slam will be entered into our grand prize drawing for a Browning Silver 12-gauge semiautomatic shotgun. The grand prize drawing will take place at the Pheasants Forever State Habitat Meeting Feb. 1, 2020.

Season Dates

Sharp-tailed grouse: Sept. 1, 2019 – Jan. 31, 2020
Greater prairie chicken: Sept. 1, 2019 – Jan. 31, 2020
Ring-necked pheasant: Oct. 26, 2019 – Jan. 31, 2020
Northern bobwhite quail: Oct. 26, 2019 – Jan. 31, 2020

Other Resources

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

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