Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday 10/19/13

Opening day waterfowl count for San Jacinto Wildlife Area was good with many hunters scoring limits in the morning. Shovelers were the most numerous bird taken on the refuge followed closely by cinnamon teal. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 10/19/13 were as follows:

181 adult and 25 junior hunters bagged 288 Northern Shovelers, 2 Mallards, 8 Gadwalls, 31 Widgeon, 2 Pintails, 8 Green Wing Teal, 236 Cinnamon Teal, 4 Redheads, 14 Ring Necks, 2 Buffleheads, 31 Ruddy Ducks and 3 Wood Ducks. There was also a lone Aleutian Goose bagged on Saturday. There were also 75 coots taken on Saturday. This resulted in an average harvest of 3.42 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards 33 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 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 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 DFW 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 DFW 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. 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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