Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 11/28/15

More cold and partly cloudy skies were on tap Saturday for hunters at San Jacinto Wildlife Area as the per hunter average take of waterfowl rose slightly in comparison to Wednesday’s average. Shovelers, once again, were in first place for number of birds taken and Green Wing Teal again held on to the second spot. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the waterfowl numbers for Saturday, 11/28/15, were as follows:

129 adult and 17 junior hunters checked in with 86 Northern Shovelers, 13 Mallards, 29 Gadwall, 22 Widgeon, 41 Green Wing Teal, 15 Cinnamon Teal, 5 Redheads, 10 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 4 Bufflehead, 1 Merganser and 25 Ruddy Ducks. Once again no Geese were checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday. 31 Coots were also taken at San Jacinto on Saturday. This worked out to a 1.73 average per hunter on the ducks and, with the Coots added in, 1.94 average of waterfowl for each person. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 29 showed up 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 –

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:

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:

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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