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Wildlife and conservation enthusiasts,

The Utah Chukar & Wildlife Foundation (UCWF) was created in February of 2004. The UCWF is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization focused on improving chukar and other upland game populations, habitat, and hunting on Utah's public lands.

The UCWF is an active participant in wildlife legislature, Utah's upland game laws, the Utah Upland Advisory Council, volunteer projects, fund raising, guzzler and water development, wildlife education, habitat improvement, and more.

We are making a difference and with sustained support we will continue to make a difference for upland game in Utah. Become a member today!


Winter is here with frozen ground and cold temperatures.  There has been enough snow in most areas to push the chukars to the south slopes where they are often easier to find, but also more nervous.  If the south slope is a small area you may find the birds in high densities which can really make them jumpy (more eyes and veterans in a small area).  Hopefully you find some time to hike the hills this winter.  The sunny winter days with highs in the 30’s and a slight updraft are my favorite days to pursue chukar.

Banquet time is here and we are excited for another great celebration on Feb. 22nd at the Double Tree Airport Hilton (same location as past years)!  We have reached maximum capacity the past two years and expect to again this year.  Please sign up early, so you will be guaranteed a spot at the banquet this year.  It is easy to order dinners on our website or call Travis at 801.360.6553 (leave a message if I don’t answer, I don’t carry my phone with me often).  You do NOT need a paypal account to order on the website.  When paypal comes up, click on the option to pay with a credit card.

We have debated moving to a larger area for the banquet, but have decided to stay with the same location and banquet size for now.  We believe that our 200 dinner banquet adds to the atmosphere and camaraderie of the group.  We have some great items lined up this year including: Guns (benelli montefeltro 20 g., Franchi 48 AL 20 g., Browning Silver 20 g., Tristar 28 g. Viper G2 silver, ATI 20 g. o/u, plus other shotguns and rifles we are still collecting), Guided Hells Canyon Chukar hunts, Argentina dove hunt (I can personally vouch for this one –call or email and ask me about it), Garmin Astro, another amazing taxidermy piece by Darin Gardner, awesome upland artwork,  and tons of upland and outdoor gear). This should be our best banquet yet!
Remember that this is our only fund raiser of the year and the money from this banquet is used for the many quality projects that we support each year.  We hope you will attend and invite others to attend as well.  Besides having a good time you’ll know you have contributed to quality upland game projects in Utah and we get at least matching funds for the majority of the projects we support each year.  Our completely volunteer organization works hard to make sure that you get the most out of your donations/support and it all stays in Utah!

Many of you volunteer or donate each year to help make our banquet possible.  If you can volunteer or help us secure donations please call or email me (Travis) at  or 801.360.6553.

We appreciate so much the volunteers and donors who support us each year.  Please thank them and support them!


• To become a powerful united voice for Utah’s upland hunters.

• To generate funding for Utah’s upland game that will stay in Utah.

• To provide information and man-power for upland projects.

• To influence legislation.

• To improve and utilize wildlife habitat.

• To preserve/enhance upland hunting for the future.

• To increase guzzlers and water developments in Utah (the second driest state in the U.S.)


By joining the Utah Chukar & Wildlife Foundation you become part of a local, powerful organization geared toward conserving Utah’s chukars and other upland game on public lands.

YOU take a step towards ensuring quality upland hunting in Utah now and for future generations. All funds and efforts will stay in Utah and will be used to benefit upland game. Become part of our team and preserve the upland experience. And remember, ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


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