Archive for July, 2011

Official Press Release for San Jacinto Wildlife Area’s Blind Brush-Up Day 8/13/11

The following is the official press release on San Jacinto Wildlife Area’s blind brush-up day:

“State of California
Department of Fish and Game
San Jacinto Wildlife Area

AUGUST 13, 2011

“Blind Brush-Up Day”

The DFG Area staff would like to invite you to come and participate another volunteer day on August 13, 2011. Volunteers are to assemble at 7 am at the Wildlife Area office on Davis Rd.

Work will be assigned at the start of the morning and will conclude with a volunteer appreciation BBQ lunch at 12 noon at the Headquarters office.

Please be prepared for the following;

Bring work gloves, sturdy boots/shoes, hand tools that pertain to building new blinds and repair of old.
Waders, hip boots, mud boots, if available palm tree cuttings and brush for blinds, cuttings without thorns
Bring your favorite dish for lunch and or contribution.
Drinking Water, lots of it!

Direction to the San Jacinto Wildlife Area

From the 215 South freeway,

-Exit Ramona Expressway going east towards Lake Perris, go 7 miles to Davis road, turn left and go up Davis road 2 miles to the Wildlife Headquarters office.

From the 79

-Exit Ramona Expressway going west towards Lake Perris, go to Davis road, turn right and go up Davis road 2 miles to the Wildlife Headquarters office.

Questions? Please call- SJWA 951-928-0580

Scott Sewell (951) 634-4652 Tom Trakes (951) 236-3040”

Hope to see as many hunters out there as can possibly make it!

Confirmed Dates for San Jacinto Volunteer Work Parties

Tom Trakes, Wildlife Habitat Supervisor at San Jacinto Wildlife Area, was contacted by SoCalHunt this morning and he advised us of confirmed dates for the volunteer work parties at San Jacinto.

Tom advised that the first date would be Saturday, August 13th. This is mainly due to the fact that Tom said he has to start flooding the ponds after the 13th. This work party’s main goal will be to set three new large tube pit blinds. Tom said that they are going to put these pit blinds in Marsh V and blinds B-3 and B-1. Tom was originally going to put a couple of these pit blinds in the Walkers area but it is still not dry enough for heavy equipment to get in there so he’s putting them in the B’s instead.

Tom also reported that they are in the process of taking down the levee between the B ponds and lowering the walkway going out to B-2 so that it is at least a little under water making B-2 an island blind again, although it will have a submerged walkway out to it.

Tom said that they probably won’t get to the levee between the two C ponds but taking that out is still in the plans for the future.

Even though Walkers ponds are still not dry enough for heavy equipment Tom said they will still transplant some hard stem bull rush in the Walkers ponds to provide cover.

Tom also told me that the second work day date is set for Saturday, September 17th. There are no specific plans for that date yet but Tom said there’d be plenty of work still to do.

Anyway, hope to see as many hunters as can possibly make it out to San Jacinto to assist on these dates. It an important way to “give back” to a great refuge and improve conditions, which can only result in improved hunting for everyone. If you can make it don’t forget water and sunscreen, it’ll likely be hot.

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