DWR Slams Program a Money Maker

The Division of Wildlife Resources has new opportunities waiting for waterfowl hunters thanks to money from the slam program. The waterfowl slam program rewards hunters with special leg bands that can be worn on a lanyard for achieving certain hunting goals. Thanks to the program’s popularity, $30,000 has been generated in the last three years, reports the DWR, and those funds are being used for more on-the-ground habitat projects that help waterfowl and other birds. “Every penny that’s raised goes directly back to helping the birds,” shares game bird coordinator Blair Stringham. “What’s neat about the program is that for every dollar a hunter pays to join, the federal government gives us three dollars in return.” To learn more about the waterfowl slam, visit www.wildlife.utah.gov.

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.