Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 10/20/12

The opening day waterfowl count for San Jacinto Wildlife Area was extremely good with a large number of hunters scoring quick limits in the morning. Shovelers were the number one bird on the refuge followed by cinnamon teal. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 10/20/12 were as follows:

170 adult and 27 junior hunters bagged 361 Northern Shovelers, 89 Wigeon, 1 Blue Wing Teal, 177 Cinnamon Teal, 23 Gadwall, 65 Green Wing Teal, 57 Mallards, 1 Merganser, 51 Pintail, 32 Redhead, 20 Ring Necks, 2 Wood Ducks and 15 Ruddy Ducks. In addition there were 5 Speckled Belly geese bagged on Saturday. There were also 25 coots taken on Saturday. This resulted in an average harvest of 4.69 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards 35 showed up 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. 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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