Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Sunday – 1/13/19

The waterfowl average bag at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area slid downward some compared to Saturday’s averages, but not by nearly as much as usual for a Sunday.  Green Wing Teal held on to first place for number of birds bagged, but only by one bird over Pintail which held on to the second spot by just one bird over Shovelers.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 1/13/19 were as follows:

34 adult and 3 junior hunters checked in with 14 Shovelers, 10 Gadwall, 6 Widgeon, 15 Pintail, 16 Green Wing Teal, 3 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Redheads, 1 Goldeneye, 5 Blue Wing Teal, and 6 Ruddy Ducks.  There were no Geese or Coots taken at Wister on Sunday.  This figured out to an average harvest of 2.14 ducks per hunter and, of course, with no Geese and Coots to include in the count, 2.14 waterfowl for each person. Out of 105 reservation cards issued only 7 rolled in on time to get their hunting spot.

Wister is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays only. You can put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).  Your reservation request has to be to the ALDS system 17 days in advance to get in on the drawing or you can get in on the daily “sweatline” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of.  Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweatline” drawing is done the night before at 10:30 pm, with sign-up for the drawing between 7:30 and 10:30 pm. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW website at the below link –

https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales

Don’t forget that all licenses and 1 day, 2 day or season passes must be purchased at a DFW Office or a license agent before your arrival at the refuge.  These can be purchased online via the ALDS system also, however, you will have to wait for the DFG to mail you’re the actual licenses and passes which can take up to 15 days.  If you purchase your license and passes in person at a DFW office or license agent, you immediately get them without the wait for the mail.  No licenses or passes will be sold at the check stations this season.  You can also show up for an afternoon refill hunt, but the last refill is at 2 PM. For more information, contact the staff at Wister Staff at 760-359-0577.

 

 

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Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 1/12/19

The waterfowl averages at San Jacinto Wildlife Area ticked upward a little as compared to Wednesday’s numbers under rainy conditions and temperatures that only rose into the mid-50s. Shovelers and Gadwall swapped places with Gadwall climbing into the first spot for number of ducks checked in Saturday and Shovelers falling back into the second position.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 1/12/19 were as follows:

145 adult and 11 junior hunters checked in with 66 Shovelers, 16 Mallards, 91 Gadwall, 2 Widgeon, 2 Pintail, 63 Green Wing Teal, 9 Cinnamon Teal, 10 Bufflehead, and 19 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were bagged again at San Jacinto on Saturday.  18 Coots were also brought in to the check station at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This came out to an average take of 1.78 ducks per gun or, with the Coots figured in, 1.90 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 52 reservation cards issued 29 arrived on time to claim their spot.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. You can put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).  Your reservation request has to be to the ALDS system 17 days in advance to get in on the drawing or you can get in on the daily “sweatline” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweatline” drawing is done after that. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW website at the below link:

https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales

Also, San Jacinto’s 25th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 2nd, 2019.  New state regulations, which went into effect 3 years ago, regarding donations for this great event are in effect again this year.  It’s a great cause to donate to as the Junior Hunters are the future of our sport so don’t let a little paperwork keep you from donating. The hunt day in this report was the last hunt day you could bring in donations for the Junior Hunt.  The last day to donate to the Junior Hunt is January 15th.  Details on the procedures for donating can be found at the below link:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/new-procedures-for-donations-for-the-annual-junior-hunt-at-san-jacinto-wildlife-area/

Also, don’t let a little paperwork stop you from donating.  It’s not that hard, I know, I’ve done it every year since DFW started this requirement.

Don’t forget that all licenses and 1 day, 2 day or season passes must be purchased at a DFW Office or a license agent before your arrival at the refuge.  These can be purchased online via the ALDS system also, however, you will have to wait for the DFG to mail you the actual licenses and passes which can take up to 15 days.  If you purchase your license and passes in person at a DFW office or license agent, you immediately get them without the wait for the mail.  As in past seasons, no licenses or passes will be sold at the check stations this season.  You can also show up for an afternoon refill hunt, but the last refill is at 2 PM. For more information, contact the staff at San Jacinto at 951-928-0580.

 

Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Saturday – 1/12/19

The average take of waterfowl for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area slipped back some compared to Wednesday’s good averages.  Green Wing Teal stayed way out in front in first place for number of birds checked in with Pintail holding on to second position.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 1/12/19 were as follows:

176 adult and 11 junior hunters harvested 68 Shovelers, 8 Mallards, 32 Gadwall, 46 Widgeon, 90 Pintail, 131 Green Wing Teal, 53 Cinnamon Teal, 18 Redheads, 4 Ring Necks, 10 Bufflehead, 16 Blue Wing Teal, and 7 Ruddy Ducks.  2 Snow Geese were bagged at Wister on Saturday.  Also, 4 Coots were taken at Wister on Saturday.  This worked out to an average bag of 2.58 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coots added in, 2.61 waterfowl for each person. Out of 105 reservation cards issued 29 came in on time to claim their spot.

Wister is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays only. You can put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).  Your reservation request has to be to the ALDS system 17 days in advance to get in on the drawing or you can get in on the daily “sweatline” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of.  Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweatline” drawing is done the night before at 10:30 pm, with sign-up for the drawing between 7:30 and 10:30 pm. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW website at the below link –

https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales

Don’t forget that all licenses and 1 day, 2 day or season passes must be purchased at a DFW Office or a license agent before your arrival at the refuge.  These can be purchased online via the ALDS system also, however, you will have to wait for the DFG to mail you’re the actual licenses and passes which can take up to 15 days.  If you purchase your license and passes in person at a DFW office or license agent, you immediately get them without the wait for the mail.  No licenses or passes will be sold at the check stations this season.  You can also show up for an afternoon refill hunt, but the last refill is at 2 PM. For more information, contact the staff at Wister Staff at 760-359-0577.

Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 1/9/19

The average bag of waterfowl at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area jumped back up quite a bit compared to Sunday’s usual low averages.  Pintail and Green Wing Teal swapped spots again with the Green Wing Teal surging back into first place for number of birds taken and the Pintail sliding back into second position, but only by one bird over Shovelers.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/9/19 were as follows:

112 adult hunters and 1 junior hunter bagged 41 Shovelers, 7 Mallards, 36 Gadwall, 27 Widgeon, 42 Pintail, 124 Green Wing Teal, 31 Cinnamon Teal, 5 Redheads, 1 Ring Neck, 4 Bufflehead, 12 Blue Wing Teal, and 9 Ruddy Ducks.  There were 5 Snow Geese harvested at Wister on Wednesday.  No Coots were taken at Wister on Wednesday.  This came out to an average bag of 3.00 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese added in, 3.04 waterfowl for each person. Out of 105 reservation cards issued 26 showed up in time to claim their spot.

Wister is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays only. You can put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).  Your reservation request has to be to the ALDS system 17 days in advance to get in on the drawing or you can get in on the daily “sweatline” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of.  Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweatline” drawing is done the night before at 10:30 pm, with sign-up for the drawing between 7:30 and 10:30 pm. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW website at the below link –

https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales

Don’t forget that all licenses and 1 day, 2 day or season passes must be purchased at a DFW Office or a license agent before your arrival at the refuge.  These can be purchased online via the ALDS system also, however, you will have to wait for the DFG to mail you’re the actual licenses and passes which can take up to 15 days.  If you purchase your license and passes in person at a DFW office or license agent, you immediately get them without the wait for the mail.  No licenses or passes will be sold at the check stations this season.  You can also show up for an afternoon refill hunt, but the last refill is at 2 PM. For more information, contact the staff at Wister Staff at 760-359-0577.

 

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 1/9/19

The average bird bag at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area took a dive downward as compared to Saturday’s averages under clear skies and temperatures that just reached into the 70s. Coots were actually tied with Shovelers for most numerous bird bagged but, if you didn’t count the coots, Shovelers continued to hold on to first place for number of ducks checked in Wednesday with Gadwall showing up in the second position.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/9/19 were as follows:

139 adult and 8 junior hunters checked in with 63 Shovelers, 8 Mallards, 47 Gadwall, 5 Widgeon, 19 Green Wing Teal, 12 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Ring Neck, 7 Bufflehead, 14 Ruddy Ducks. Again, there were no Geese bagged at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  63 Coots were also brought in to the check station at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This came out to an average take of 1.20 ducks per hunter or, with the Coots figured in, 1.63 waterfowl per gun. Out of 52 reservation cards issued 25 arrived on time to claim their spot.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. You can put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).  Your reservation request has to be to the ALDS system 17 days in advance to get in on the drawing or you can get in on the daily “sweatline” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweatline” drawing is done after that. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW website at the below link –

https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales

Also, San Jacinto’s 25th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 2nd, 2019.  New state regulations, which went into effect 3 years ago, regarding donations for this great event are in effect again this year.  It’s a great cause to donate to as the Junior Hunters are the future of our sport so don’t let a little paperwork keep you from donating. The upcoming hunt on Saturday, January 12th, is the last hunt day you can bring in donations for the Junior Hunt.  The actual last day to donate to the Junior Hunt is January 15th.  Details on the procedures for donating can be found at the below link:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/new-procedures-for-donations-for-the-annual-junior-hunt-at-san-jacinto-wildlife-area/

Also, don’t let a little paperwork stop you from donating.  It’s not that hard, I know, I’ve done it every year since DFW started this requirement.

Don’t forget that all licenses and 1 day, 2 day or season passes must be purchased at a DFW Office or a license agent before your arrival at the refuge.  These can be purchased online via the ALDS system also, however, you will have to wait for the DFG to mail you the actual licenses and passes which can take up to 15 days.  If you purchase your license and passes in person at a DFW office or license agent, you immediately get them without the wait for the mail.  As in past seasons, no licenses or passes will be sold at the check stations this season.  You can also show up for an afternoon refill hunt, but the last refill is at 2 PM. For more information, contact the staff at San Jacinto at 951-928-0580.

 

Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Sunday – 1/6/19

As is usual for a Sunday, the average take of waterfowl for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area slid down quite a bit compared to Saturday’s good averages, which were taken by probably the smallest group of hunters ever at Wister.  Pintail jumped back into first place for number of birds taken with Green Wing Teal sliding back into second position.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 1/6/19 were as follows:

11 adult and 2 junior hunters checked in with 7 Pintail, 5 Green Wing Teal, 1 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Redhead, and 1 Canvasback.  There were no Geese or Coots checked in at Wister on Sunday.  This figured out to an average bag of 1.15 ducks per gun and, of course, with no Geese or Coots to add in, 1.15 waterfowl for each person. Out of 105 reservation cards issued only 5 showed up in time to claim their spot.

Wister is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays only. You can put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).  Your reservation request has to be to the ALDS system 17 days in advance to get in on the drawing or you can get in on the daily “sweatline” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of.  Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweatline” drawing is done the night before at 10:30 pm, with sign-up for the drawing between 7:30 and 10:30 pm. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW website at the below link –

https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales

Don’t forget that all licenses and 1 day, 2 day or season passes must be purchased at a DFW Office or a license agent before your arrival at the refuge.  These can be purchased online via the ALDS system also, however, you will have to wait for the DFG to mail you’re the actual licenses and passes which can take up to 15 days.  If you purchase your license and passes in person at a DFW office or license agent, you immediately get them without the wait for the mail.  No licenses or passes will be sold at the check stations this season.  You can also show up for an afternoon refill hunt, but the last refill is at 2 PM. For more information, contact the staff at Wister Staff at 760-359-0577.

 

 

 

Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Saturday – 1/5/19

The waterfowl averages for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area slipped back down slightly compared to Wednesday’s good numbers but not by much.  Green Wing Teal surged way out ahead for first place for number of birds checked in with Cinnamon Teal showing up in the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 1/5/19 were as follows:

185 adult and 13 junior hunters checked in with 51 Shovelers, 2 Mallards, 43 Gadwall, 37 Widgeon, 82 Pintail, 215 Green Wing Teal, 96 Cinnamon Teal, 19 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 7 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 19 Bufflehead, 1 Wood Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 7 Blue Wing Teal, 1 Merganzer, and 12 Ruddy Ducks.  A lone Snow Goose was bagged at Wister on Saturday.  Also, a single Coot was taken at Wister on Saturday.  This came out to an average harvest of 3.01 ducks per hunter or, with the Goose and Coot to included, 3.02 waterfowl for each gun. Out of 105 reservation cards issued 34 arrived in time to claim their spot.

Wister is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays only. You can put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).  Your reservation request has to be to the ALDS system 17 days in advance to get in on the drawing or you can get in on the daily “sweatline” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of.  Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweatline” drawing is done the night before at 10:30 pm, with sign-up for the drawing between 7:30 and 10:30 pm. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW website at the below link –

https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales

Don’t forget that all licenses and 1 day, 2 day or season passes must be purchased at a DFW Office or a license agent before your arrival at the refuge.  These can be purchased online via the ALDS system also, however, you will have to wait for the DFG to mail you’re the actual licenses and passes which can take up to 15 days.  If you purchase your license and passes in person at a DFW office or license agent, you immediately get them without the wait for the mail.  No licenses or passes will be sold at the check stations this season.  You can also show up for an afternoon refill hunt, but the last refill is at 2 PM. For more information, contact the staff at Wister Staff at 760-359-0577.

 

 


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