New program challenges Utah waterfowl hunters

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 2:08 PM

Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner Staff

This year, waterfowl hunters can help improve waterfowl management areas in Utah while putting a new feather in their cap.

The Utah Waterfowl Slam challenges hunters to harvest specific types of waterfowl during the 2013–14 season. This season is the first time a program like this has been tried in Utah.

Division of Wildlife Resources biologists have outlined four different slams. To complete a slam, hunters must harvest drakes of the species listed in each category. They’ll earn a different color and size leg band for each slam they complete.

“We want to get hunters excited about waterfowl hunting while raising money to improve waterfowl habitat,” said Blair Stringham, migratory game bird coordinator for the DWR.

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