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Utah upland game hunts have begun

Try the new Appetizer Slam

To add an extra challenge to your hunts this fall, consider participating in the Upland Game Slam, which encourages hunters to harvest a variety of upland game species, while generating money to help fund a variety of habitat and upland game-related projects.

A new, eighth slam is being added this year! The “Appetizer Slam” includes some of Utah’s smaller game birds, including California quail, Gambel’s quail and mourning dove. To complete the slam, hunters must harvest one of each of the three species within a single hunting season.

Learn more about how to participate in the Upland Game Slam on the DWR website.

Double-check your hunt dates

Make sure you visit the 2020-2021 Utah Upland Game Guidebook for details (hunt tables begin on page 37). Many hunts began Sept. 1, and the youth hunts will be held on the following dates:

Youth chukar and gray partridge hunts: Sept. 19-21
Youth quail hunt: Oct. 31-Nov. 2
Youth pheasant hunt: Oct. 31-Nov. 5
Finalize your prep and plan your trip

Now’s the time to make sure you’re completely ready for any upcoming hunts! Check out these useful hunting tips. Determine where you want to hunt by studying the Utah Hunt Planner, which provides information on hunt boundaries for each species.