Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 11/21/15

Another clear, calm and warm day greeted hunters on Saturday at San Jacinto Wildlife Area as the per shooter waterfowl average ticked down slightly as compared to Wednesday’s average. Shovelers stayed in first position for number of birds taken with Green Wing Teal just barely holding the second position by one bird over Widgeon. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the waterfowl numbers for Saturday, 11/21/15, was as follows:

136 adult and 9 junior hunters checked in with 117 Northern Shovelers, 3 Mallards, 25 Gadwall, 53 Widgeon, 13 Pintail, 54 Green Wing Teal, 23 Cinnamon Teal, 10 Ring Necks, 2 Scaup, 13 Bufflehead and 6 Ruddy Ducks. There were 3 Canada Geese bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday.  In addition 14 Coots were checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday. This came out to a 2.20 average on the ducks for each person or, with the Geese and Coots included, 2.32 waterfowl for each gun. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 29 arrived 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 –

https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales

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. Details of this year’s toy drive can be seen here:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/san-jacinto-wildlife-areas-annual-toy-drive-has-begun-2/

Also, be sure to check SoCalHunt’s article on donations for the 22nd Annual Junior Hunt, which is coming up on February 6th, 2016. New state regulations regarding donations for this great event are in effect this year. It’s a great cause to donate to for the future of our sport so don’t let a little paperwork keep you from donating. Also, don’t forget Bass Pro Shops’ Art Print Drawing to help raise funds for the Junior Hunt. Bass Pro Shops in located in in Rancho Cucamonga. Details on donating and the BPS drawing can be found at the below link:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2015/10/29/san-jacinto-wildlife-area-announces-the-22nd-annual-junior-waterfowl-hunt-february-6th-2016/

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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