Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 10/27/12

Waterfowl numbers for San Jacinto Wildlife Area dropped off on Saturday with the pre hunter bird average ending up half of what the first two hunting days had produced. Once again Shovelers were the most numerous bird taken, however, Wigeon took over the second spot this week. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 10/27/12 were as follows:

166 adult and 16 junior hunters bagged 111 Northern Shovelers, 58 Wigeon, 37 Cinnamon Teal, 9 Gadwall, 6 Green Wing Teal, 17 Mallards, 32 Pintail, 13 Redhead, 33 Ring Necks, 3 Wood Ducks, 5 Scaup and 24 Ruddy Ducks. There were also 1 Speckled Belly Goose, 1 Aleutian Goose and one Snow Goose brought in on Saturday. There were also 15 coots included in the count on Saturday. This resulted in per hunter average of 2.01 waterfowl. 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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