Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Saturday – 11/16/19 and Sunday – 11/17/19

The average duck harvest of at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area dropped again compared to Wednesday’s poor average numbers, however, when the geese taken were averaged in, although still really poor, the waterfowl average was a hair better than Wednesday’s average.  Pintail remained in first place for most numerous bird bagged with Green Wing Teal and Snow Geese in a tie for the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 11/16/19 were as follows:

111 adult hunters and 4 junior hunters checked in with 18 Northern Shovelers, 5 Mallards, 10 Gadwall, 8 Widgeon, 22 Pintail, 19 Green Wing Teal, 1 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Canvasback, 2 Ring Necks, 1 Bufflehead, 1 Blue Wing Teal, 2 Mergansers, and 1 Ruddy Duck. 1 Canada Goose, 19 Snow Geese, and 2 Ross’ Geese were taken at Wister on Saturday.  There were no Coots shot at Wister on Saturday. This came out to an average harvest of 0.79 ducks per gun or, with the Geese added in, 1.12 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 26 arrived on time to claim their hunting spot.

The per hunter average number of Waterfowl for Sunday at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area slid even further compared to Saturday’s poor average numbers.  Snow Geese climbed into first place for most numerous bird bagged with Gadwall taking over the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 11/17/19 were as follows:

47 adult hunters and no junior hunters checked in with 1 Northern Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 4 Pintail, and 1 Cinnamon Teal. 6 Snow Geese and 1 Ross’ Goose were bagged at Wister on Sunday.  Again, no Coots were checked in at Wister on Sunday. This came out to an average bag of 0.23 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese included, 0.51 waterfowl per person. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 16 arrived on time to claim 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.

 

 

 

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 11/16/19

The Waterfowl take average at San Jacinto Wildlife Area took a nosedive from Wednesday’s good average on a day with clear weather conditions and temperatures up into the high 80s. Gadwall and Cinnamon Teal swapped places for greatest number of birds checked in with Cinnamon Teal taking over first position and Gadwall sliding back to the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 11/16/19 were as follows:

118 adult and 14 junior hunters checked in with 9 Northern Shovelers, 18 Mallards, 23 Gadwall, 4 Widgeon, 4 Pintail, 14 Green Wing Teal, 32 Cinnamon Teal, 9 Redheads, 4 Ring Necks, 5 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Blue Wing Teal, and 7 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were downed at San Jacinto on Saturday. 16 Coots were also taken at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This figured out to an average harvest of 0.99 ducks per person or, with the Coots counted in the average, 1.11 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards 25 arrived on time for their hunting spot.

San Jacinto Wildlife Area has begun its annual Toy Drive for the Bryant Park Head Start Preschool.  If you’re able, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the kids.  Toys for donation should be targeted for 3 to 5-year-old boys and girls.  This is a great program and a chance to show that hunters have a heart. Details of this year’s toy drive can be seen here:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/san-jacinto-wildlife-areas-annual-bryant-park-head-start-preschool-toy-drive-launches/

Also, San Jacinto’s 26th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 8th, 2020.  New state regulations, which went into effect 4 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. 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.

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

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 Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Wednesday – 11/13/18

The Waterfowl average take at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge rebounded quite a bit compared to Saturday’s poor average bag. Shovelers stayed in first place for number of ducks taken but shored that spotlight with Gadwall.  Redheads were found in the second position.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/13/19 were as follows:

41 adult hunters and no junior hunters harvested 20 Shovelers, 3 Mallards, 20 Gadwall, 3 Widgeon, 7 Pintail, 4 Green Wing Teal, 4 Cinnamon Teal, 11 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 6 Ring Necks, 2 Bufflehead, and 1 Merganser. No Geese or Coots were harvested at Kern on Wednesday.  This figured out to an average take of 2.00 ducks per hunter and, of course, with no Geese or Coots to work into the count, 2.00 waterfowl per person. There was no information given of how many reservation cards were issued or how many showed up in time to claim their spot.

Kern National Wildlife Refuge 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.  Hunters with reservations must present their reservation at the Hunter Check Station on the Refuge 2 1/2 hours before local shoot time. Vacancies occurring from no-show reservation holders and from hunters leaving the area shall be filled according to the order established in the standby drawing which occurs 2 hours before shoot time, the day of the hunt, and is performed at the Refuge Hunter Check Station. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW website at the below link – Additional information may be obtained by calling their Kern’s office at (661) 725-2767.

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 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.

 

Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 11/13/19

The average harvest of Waterfowl at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area climbed back up compared to Sunday’s extremely poor average numbers.  Pintail were found in first place for most numerous bird checked in with Snow Geese occupying the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/13/19 were as follows:

67 adult hunters and 2 junior hunters harvested 7 Northern Shovelers, 5 Mallards, 6 Gadwall, 9 Widgeon, 18 Pintail, 2 Green Wing Teal, 3 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Redheads, 4 Canvasbacks, 2 Scaup, 1 Blue Wing Teal, and 2 Ruddy Ducks. 10 Snow Geese were harvested at Wister on Wednesday.  2 Coots were also bagged at Wister on Wednesday. This worked out to an average take of 0.90 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese or Coots worked in, 1.07 waterfowl per person. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 23 arrived on time to claim 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.

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 11/13/19

The average bag of Waterfowl at San Jacinto Wildlife Area climbed up from Saturday’s take averages on a day with partly cloudy weather conditions and temperatures just getting into the 80s. Gadwall stayed in the first position for most numerous bird bagged with Cinnamon Teal taking over the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/13/19 were as follows:

125 adult and 3 junior hunters checked in with 37 Northern Shovelers, 33 Mallards, 93 Gadwall, 24 Widgeon, 9 Pintail, 19 Green Wing Teal, 42 Cinnamon Teal, 10 Redheads, 18 Ring Necks, 2 Scaup, 4 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Wood Duck, and 8 Ruddy Ducks. There were no Geese taken at San Jacinto on Wednesday. 6 Coots were also checked in at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This worked out to a bird average of 2.35 ducks per gun or, with the Coots added to the averages, 2.40 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards 24 arrived on time for their hunting spot.

San Jacinto Wildlife Area has begun its annual Toy Drive for the Bryant Park Head Start Preschool.  If you’re able, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the kids.  Toys for donation should be targeted for 3 to 5-year-old boys and girls.  This is a great program and a chance to show that hunters have a heart. Details of this year’s toy drive can be seen here:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/san-jacinto-wildlife-areas-annual-bryant-park-head-start-preschool-toy-drive-launches/

Also, San Jacinto’s 26th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 8th, 2020.  New state regulations, which went into effect 4 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. 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.

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

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 Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Saturday – 11/9/18

The bag average at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge dropped significantly compared to Wednesday’s fair averages. Shovelers retained first place for number of ducks checked in with Bufflehead jumping up into the second position.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 11/9/19 were as follows:

64 adult hunters and 0 junior hunters harvested 20 Shovelers, 1 Mallard, 10 Gadwall, 6 Widgeon, 6 Pintail, 7 Green Wing Teal, 12 Cinnamon Teal, 5 Redheads, 5 Ring Necks, 14 Bufflehead, and 4 Ruddy Ducks. Again, no Geese were checked at Kern on Saturday.  Also, there were no Coots included in the count at Kern on Saturday.  This figured out to an average take of 1.40 ducks per gun and, of course, with no Geese or Coots to add to the count, 1.40 waterfowl per person. Out of 7 reservation cards issued 7 showed up in time to claim their spot.

Kern National Wildlife Refuge 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.  Hunters with reservations must present their reservation at the Hunter Check Station on the Refuge 2 1/2 hours before local shoot time. Vacancies occurring from no-show reservation holders and from hunters leaving the area shall be filled according to the order established in the standby drawing which occurs 2 hours before shoot time, the day of the hunt, and is performed at the Refuge Hunter Check Station. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW website at the below link – Additional information may be obtained by calling their Kern’s office at (661) 725-2767.

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 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.

 

Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Sunday – 11/10/19

The average take at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Sunday took a nosedive compared to Saturday’s already poor average harvest.  A good indication of this might be that Coots were in first place for most numerous bird bagged. Snow Geese, Wigeon, and Green Wing Teal were all tied for the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 11/10/19 were as follows:

59 adult hunters and 7 junior hunters checked in with 2 Northern Shovelers, 1 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 3 Widgeon, 2 Pintail, 3 Green Wing Teal, 2 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Scaup, and 1 Ruddy Duck. 3 Snow Geese were bagged at Wister on Sunday.  9 Coots were also taken at Wister on Sunday. This figured out to an average harvest of 0.24 ducks per person or, with the Geese or Coots figured in, 0.42 waterfowl per gun. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 14 hunting parties showed in time to claim their reservation.

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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