Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 12/27/14

The per hunter duck average at San Jacinto Wildlife Area went up on Saturday over Wednesday’s average on a blustery day with cool temperatures. Green Wing Teal retained first place for number of birds taken with Shovelers staying in second position today. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 12/27/14 were as follows:

136 adult and 11 junior hunters bagged 129 Northern Shovelers, 45 Gadwall, 12 Widgeon, 134 Green Wing Teal, 5 Mallards, 3 Pintail, 1 Ring Neck, 1 Redhead, 1 Canvasback, 1 Scaup, 13 Bufflehead, 5 Cinnamon Teal, and 17 Ruddy Ducks. There were no geese taken at San Jacinto on Saturday. 4 coots were checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday. This worked out to an average take of 2.50 ducks per hunter, or, with the coots add in, 2.53 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 52 reservations 29 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.

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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