Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 1/10/15

The average take of ducks per hunter at San Jacinto Wildlife Area slid back a little more on Saturday over Wednesday’s results on a gloomy day with lite sprinkles. Green Wing Teal retained first place for number of birds taken and Shovelers stayed in second place today. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 1/10/15 were as follows:

139 adult and 19 junior hunters bagged 70 Northern Shovelers, 31 Gadwall, 3 Widgeon, 79 Green Wing Teal, 2 Mallards, 6 Pintail, 9 Bufflehead, 12 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Canvasback, and 21 Ruddy Ducks. Again no geese were bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday. 6 coots were also checked in today at San Jacinto. This figured out to an average bag of 1.48 ducks per hunter, or, with the coots included, 1.52 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 52 reservations 32 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. At this point in the season it is now too late to put in for reservations on-line through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS). You can still get in on the daily “sweat line” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweat line” drawing is done after that.

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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