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WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE WATERFOWLERS CHALLENGE?
The UWC (Ultimate Waterfowlers Challenge) was designed for the avid waterfowl hunter, such as yourself, the opportunity to become a much more well rounded waterfowl hunter. During the process, you will experience and document the most rewarding and amazing waterfowl hunting adventures available across all four flyways of North America. The UWC is also a great way for family members and hunting buddies to embark on "The Journey Of A Lifetime" together.
The challenge itself is very simple. Through The UWC Challenge system, we will record and keep track of each UWC Members official waterfowl species list on The UWC Journeyman Waterfowl Hunters page. As each member works towards harvesting all 41 legal waterfowl species in North America, they will hit 3 distinct benchmarks along the way. The first being “The Master Waterfowl Hunter Certification level, completed once a member successfully harvests and submits 15 different waterfowl species. The second being “The Master Elite Waterfowl Hunter Certification” level, completed once a member successfully harvests and submits 30 different waterfowl species. And the third and pinnacle being “The Grand Master Waterfowl Hunter Certification level, completed once a member successfully harvests all 41 species of waterfowl listed on the official UWC species list. We are very excited that you are ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime. Click here for all of the specific challenge details....
3 EASY STEPS TO BECOME A CERTIFIED MASTER WATERFOWL HUNTER
STEP 1: Click on the “Sign Up Today” tab, and register to be a member. There is a one-time lifetime certification fee of $99.00 to get started. Then fill out the form and you'll receive your start up package in the mail within 7 – 10 business days. (Included in your start up package will be an official UWC certificate, hat, t-shirt, handbook and hunter identification card). Your name will also be placed on the UWC website membership page as a Certified Journeyman Waterfowl Hunter.
STEP 2: During the upcoming hunting season(s) as you harvest your game, simply pull out your Official UWC Hunter ID card, snap a clear photo of the head and body of the bird with your Hunter ID card directly underneath it.
STEP 3: Within 60 days of harvesting your bird, simply visit the UWC website and click on the “Register Your Bird” tab. Fill out the short entry fee and pay a small processing fee of $5.00. Then email your photo of your harvested bird to firstname.lastname@example.org and your set!
THE THREE UWC CERTIFICATION LEVELS:
|BECOMING A CERTIFIED MASTER WATERFOWL HUNTER
Once you have successfully submitted a minimum of 15 of the 41 UWC Certified Waterfowl species your name and bio will be added to the Master Waterfowl Hunter page of the UWC website and you will receive a custom 14” x 17” wall plaque in the mail. There is no time limit to attain this certification.
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Receive this Custom Master Waterfowl Hunter Plaque when you successfully register 15 of the 41 UWC species
|BECOMING A CERTIFIED MASTER ELITE WATERFOWL HUNTER
The second level above the Certified Journeyman Waterfowl Hunter is becoming a Certified Master Elite Waterfowl Hunter. To achieve this certification level a member must successfully harvest and become certified for a minimum of 30 of the 41 Official Certified UWC Species
Once a member successfully certifies a minimum of 30 species, the status of Certified Master Elite Waterfowl Hunter has been achieved. The member will receive a custom 14” x 17” Master Elite Waterfowl Hunter wall plaque with their full certified waterfowl species list included on the plaque, as well as their favorite hunting photo. (see adjacent image for choice of 3 different plaque options).
The member’s upgraded bio will also be added to the Master Elite Waterfowl Hunter page of the UWC website and they will have the ability to add their upgraded bio and three favorite photos added to the page for fellow waterfowl hunters to read.
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Receive this Custom Master Elite Waterfowl Hunter Plaque when you successfully register 30 of the 41 UWC species
|BECOMING A CERTIFIED GRAND MASTER WATERFOWL HUNTER
For those waterfowl hunters who are a little crazy in the head and go for it all, successfully completing the challenge by certifying all 41 of the 41 UWC certified waterfowl species in North America. You will receive a custom engraved Grand Master Waterfowl Hunter name plated King Eider decoy with wood base. You will also receive a full bio on the Grand Master Waterfowl Hunter page of the UWC website. You have attained the highest level of waterfowl hunter certification across North America and have mastered your skills at both duck hunting and goose hunting!
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Receive this Custom Engraved Grand Master Waterfowl Hunter King Eider Decoy with hunters name plated on a wood base when you successfully register all 41 UWC species
Thank you for participating in the Ultimate Waterfowlers Challenge and best of luck! Enjoy this and improve both your duck hunting and goose hunting skills. For those hunts that you wish to use a guide, please explore all of the different duck hunting guides available on our website. We've hunted with all of these outfitters and know they offer world class hunts!
The Ultimate Waterfowlers Challenge Team