Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 11/16/13

The per hunter bird average at San Jacinto Wildlife Area for this Saturday dropped substantially from Wednesday’s average, plummeting more then a bird per hunter. Shovelers, once again, took the top spot for number of birds taken but had to share the number one spot with Widgeon on Saturday. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 11/16/13 were as follows:

143 adult and 12 junior hunters bagged 41 Northern Shovelers, 12 Mallards, 29 Gadwall, 41 Widgeon, 24 Pintail, 6 Green Wing Teal, 29 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 25 Ring Necks, 5 Scaup, 14 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye, and 8 Ruddy Ducks.  There was a lone Ross’ Goose bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday.  10 coots were included in the count on Saturday.  The average waterfowl count per hunter came out to 1.61 birds. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 28 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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