Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 10/25/14

The waterfowl count for San Jacinto Wildlife Area took a nose-dive on Saturday under sunny, calm and hot conditions. Green Wing Teal were in first place for most birds taken with Shovelers taking the second spot. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 10/25/14 were as follows:

161 adult and 17 junior hunters bagged 23 Northern Shovelers, 20 Cinnamon Teal, 9 Gadwall, 7 Widgeon, 71 Green Wing Teal, 7 Mallards, 2 Pintail, 6 Redhead, 5 Ring Necks, 1 Bufflehead, 1 Wood Duck and 4 Ruddy Ducks. Once again there were no geese taken at SJ on Saturday. There were also 25 coots bagged on Saturday. This resulted in an average harvest of 0.88 ducks per hunter, or, with the coots included, 1.02 waterfowl for each hunter. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 44 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 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 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 this year. 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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