Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 10/28/15

Wednesday’s per-gun average take of waterfowl, not unexpectedly, took a nose-dive compared to Saturday’s excellent opening day numbers under fairly mild and partly cloudy weather conditions. Ring Necks took over first place for number of birds bagged followed closely by Cinnamon Teal, which barely edged out Shovelers by one bird for second place. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the waterfowl count for Wednesday, 10/28/15, was as follows:

137 adult and 5 junior hunters checked in with 52 Northern Shovelers, 4 Mallards, 8 Gadwall, 3 Widgeon, 1 Pintail, 38 Green Wing Teal, 53 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Redhead, 1 Canvasback, 58 Ring Necks, 1 Bufflehead and 16 Ruddy Ducks. There were no geese taken on the refuge on Wednesday. 17 coots were also bagged on Wednesday. This figured out to an average of 1.68 ducks per hunter or, with the coots included, 1.80 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that 34 of the 52 reservation holders arrived on time to claim their spots.

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 –

San Jacinto Wildlife Area has begun its annual Toy Drive for the Bryant Park Head Start Preschool. If you’re able, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the kids. This is a great program and a chance to show that hunters have a heart. More details of this year’s toy drive will be posted at SoCalHunt soon.

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 may not get your pass in time to use it as they have to mail it to you which can take up to 15 days. At this point you need to purchase your license and passes in person at a DFW office or license agent so you will 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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