Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/18/13

The per hunter average take of waterfowl at San Jacinto Wildlife Area for this Wednesday dropped to just under 2 birds per person under partly cloudy skies.  As has been since the start of the season Shovelers were the number one bird for numbers bagged with Green Wing Teal taking a distant second place on Wednesday. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/18/13 were as follows:

128 adult and 4 junior hunters bagged 162 Northern Shovelers, 5 Mallards, 10 Gadwall, 13 Widgeon, 1 Pintail, 26 Green Wing Teal, 7 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 6 Ring Necks, 5 Buffleheads and 13 Ruddy Ducks.  There was also one duck listed as “other”. Again no geese were taken at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  5 coots were included in the take for Wednesday.  This averaged out to 1.95 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 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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