Upland Slam

Hunters have long known that Nebraska is an upland bird hunter’s paradise — the mixed bag capital — with diverse upland hunting opportunities, long seasons, great access to public lands, and high hunter satisfaction rates. And now, a new challenge.

This fall, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, along with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, is excited to introduce the Nebraska 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 2018-19 season will be registered to win one of several great prizes including a Browning Silver 12-gauge semiautomatic shotgun.

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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, certificate and recognition online and in NEBRASKAland Magazine.


Each hunter who completes the slam will be entered to win one of our great prizes from Pheasants Forever, including a YETI cooler, YETI tumblers, Hank Shaw cookbook and the grand prize – a Browning Silver 12-gauge semiautomatic shotgun. The grand prize drawing will take place at the Pheasants Forever State Habitat Meeting Feb. 9, 2019.

Season Dates

Grouse: Sept. 1, 2018 – Jan. 31, 2019
Greater prairie chicken: Sept. 1, 2018 – Jan. 31, 2019
Ring-necked pheasant: Oct. 27, 2018 – Jan. 31, 2019
Northern bobwhite quail: Oct. 27, 2018 – Jan. 31, 2019

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.

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Get Pumped

Dozens of hunters have already completed their Upland Slam.

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KRVN 880 Rural Radio recently interviewed John Laux, Upland Habitat & 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. Full podcast linked below.