Sharp-tailed grouse: Sept. 1, 2021 – Jan. 31, 2022
Greater prairie-chicken: Sept. 1, 2021 – Jan. 31, 2022
Ring-necked pheasant: Oct. 30, 2021 – Jan. 31, 2022
Northern bobwhite quail: Oct. 30, 2021 – Jan. 31, 2022
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, along with Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever, challenge hunters to complete the Nebraska Upland Slam. 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 decal as well as epic bragging rights. Upon submission of the first verified upland bird species harvest, 2021-2022 participants will be entered into monthly drawings for prizes. Additionally, all hunters who complete the slam during the 2021-22 season will be registered to win one of several great prizes including the grand prize, Dickinson Arms Hunter Light 28-gauge over/under shotgun.
Resident hunters 15 or younger are encouraged to participate in the slam to be entered into a separate drawing for a Resident Youth Lifetime Hunt Permit. Additionally, upon the fourth and final bird submission all hunters can acknowledge their hunting dog's achievement by uploading a photo of their dog afield and receive an official "Top Dog" tag and certificate.
All birds must be harvested during the 2021-2022 season. Harvests prior to Sept. 1, 2021 are not eligible for this year’s slam. All submissions must be received by midnight on Jan. 31, 2022 to be eligible toward the Upland Slam.