Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/11/13

The average waterfowl take at San Jacinto Wildlife Area for this Wednesday ticked up just slightly from Saturday’s average to near the season’s highest average under crisp cool skies.  As always, good old Shovelers were the number one bird taken with Widgeon taking a distant second on Wednesday. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/11/13 were as follows:

135 adults and 1 junior hunter bagged 200 Northern Shovelers, 12 Mallards, 36 Gadwall, 45 Widgeon, 1 Pintail, 29 Green Wing Teal, 12 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Canvasback, 5 Ring Necks, 6 Buffleheads and 15 Ruddy Ducks.  A lone Ross’ Goose was taken at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  9 coots were also included in the bag for Wednesday.  This averaged out to 2.74 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation card holders 29 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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