Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 1/7/12

The per hunter average waterfowl take at San Jacinto Wildlife Area took a big nosedive Saturday in comparison to Wednesday’s average. This resulted in, by far, the season’s lowest average take to this point. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the waterfowl count for Saturday, 1/7/12, was as follows:

143 adult and 15 junior hunters checked in with 54 Northern Shovelers, 1 Wigeon, 1 Bufflehead, 1 Cinnamon Teal, 16 Gadwall, 64 Green Wing Teal, 4 Mallards, 42 Pintail, 1 Redhead, 2 Ring Necks and 8 Ruddy Ducks. There were no geese taken at San Jacinto on Saturday. No coots were checked in either on Saturday. This figured out as an average of only 1.23 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation holders 22 arrived on time.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. You can put in for reservations on-line through the DFG 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 DFG web site at the below link –

Don’t forget that all licenses and 1 day, 2 day or season passes must be purchased at a DFG Office or a license agent before your arrive at the refuge. These can be purchased on-line 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 DFG 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 year. 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.

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