Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/10/14

San Jacinto Wildlife Area’s duck per hunter average ticked up just slightly on Wednesday over Saturday’s average on a day with mild temperatures and cloudy skies. Shovelers again were the number one bird taken with Green Wing Teal climbing back into the second position today. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/10/14 were as follows:

110 adult and 1 junior hunters bagged 53 Northern Shovelers, 17 Gadwall, 12 Widgeon, 26 Green Wing Teal, 2 Mallards, 1 Pintail, 3 Redheads, 3 Ring Necks, 2 Canvasbacks, 2 Scaup, 12 Bufflehead, 6 Cinnamon Teal, 6 Ruddy Ducks and 1 duck listed as “other”. There were no geese taken at San Jacinto on Wednesday. 4 coots were also brought in to the check station on Wednesday. This worked out to an average take of 1.31 ducks per hunter, or, adding in the coots, 1.34 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 52 reservations 25 showed up on time.

Don’t forget to bring a buck or two or ten, whatever you can spare if you’re able, and put some in the box in the check station for the Junior Waterfowl Hunt. These donations go towards running the event, the food and some of the prizes for the junior hunters. The juniors are the future of our sport and the junior hunt is a great way to get them enthused about the sport.

Also, don’t forget that San Jacinto Wildlife Area is having its annual Toy Drive for the Bryant Park Head Start Preschool. There are only two more hunt days to contribute! If you’re able please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the kids. Details here:

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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