DAN WENNERLIND

 

CERTIFIED GRAND MASTER WATERFOWL HUNTER

UWC ID: WF-000-001 | MINNESOTA

 

OFFICIAL START DATE: AUGUST 14, 2014

COMPLETION DATE: DECEMBER 12, 2017

TOTAL SPECIES HARVESTED TO DATE: 43

BONUS BIRDS INCLUDE: HYBRID DUCK, MEXICAN MALLARD

 

INTERNATIONAL MEMBER -HUNTER ID:-0001

OFFICAL INTERNATIONAL START DATEL June 1st, 2020

 

Looking back from when I first decided to take “The Challenge” to complete the North American Waterfowl Grand Slam, the journey has been far more incredible then anything I could have ever imagined.

Solid friendships have been formed and enhanced during this 3 ½ year journey with fellow waterfowlers that will be in my life until I depart from this earth. I feel that along the way my faith was strengthened. The breathtaking mountain views from Alaska and Washington were truly amazing! The first sunrise off the California coast was absolutely gorgeous and so was the last sunset over the coastal marsh in Mexico. There were so many cool moments encountering God’s incredible creation! many times I felt His presence with me along the way.

The best way I can describe The UWC Challenge is comparing it to training and completing my first and only marathon. At first it was just fun. Each time out was just an exciting time to try and knock off as many new species as I could. As it progressed, it got harder and harder to knock off the missing birds on my list and thus the journey became more and more intense. Towards the end, extensive time and effort went into planning each hunt for the desired birds, and with it distant travel to remote locations across the continent as the pursuit ensued.

The feeling I had when I pulled the trigger for the last time and watched a big drake Barrows Goldeneye plummet into the waters of the Puget Sound in Washington on December 12, 2017 was indescribable. Much like crossing the finish line in my marathon many years ago, it was surreal. I felt a sense of inner peace and personal satisfaction. It was almost like, I can’t believe it’s really over, I DID IT.

I highly encourage anyone that has started or is thinking about taking “The Challenge” to Just Do It. Whether it takes you 5 years or 50 years to complete it, The Journey will change your life forever!

MALLARD

NORTHERN SHOVELER

WOOD DUCK

FULVOUS WHISTLING DUCK

NORTHERN PINTAIL

GREEN-WINGED TEAL

American Black Duck

AMERICAN WIGEON

BLUE-WINGED TEAL

MOTTLED DUCK

GADWALL

CINNAMON TEAL

Black-Belled Whistling Duck

CANVASBACK

RING-NECKED DUCK

BUFFLEHEAD

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER

RED HEAD

COMMON GOLDENEYE

RING-NECKED DUCK

GREATER SCAUP

BARROW"S GOLDENEYE

HOODED MERGANSER

LESSER SCAUP

RUDDY DUCK

COMMON MERGANSER

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COMMON SCOTER

COMMON EIDER

SURF SCOTER

OLD SQUAW

WHITE-WINGED SCOTER

HARLEQUIN

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TUNDRA SWAN

SNOW GOOSE

BRANT GOOSE

SANDHILL CRANE

BLUE GOOSE

CANADA GOOSE

ROSS'S GOOSE

CACKLING GOOSE

WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

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