Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 11/25/15, Saturday – 11/28/15 and Sunday – 11/29/15

As should be expected, the waterfowl averages for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Wednesday went up significantly compared to Sunday’s low averages. Shovelers and Widgeon tied for first place for the number of birds checked in and Green Wing Teal took the the second spot. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/25/15 were as follows:

176 adult and 23 junior hunters bagged 97 Northern Shovelers, 13 Cinnamon Teal, 43 Gadwall, 97 Widgeon, 68 Green Wing Teal, 20 Mallards, 54 Pintail, 2 Redheads, 7 Scaup, 3 Bufflehead, and 4 Goldeneyes. There was also 13 Snow Geese bagged at Wister on Wednesday. No Coots were checked in on Wednesday. This figured out to an average take of 2.05 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese added in, 2.12 waterfowl for each gun. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 45 were on time for their spot.

Saturday’s per hunter waterfowl take for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for went up a bit as compared to Wednesday’s average. Shovelers surged way out into first place for number of birds taken and Widgeon dropped back to the second spot edging out Pintails by 4 birds. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 11/28/15 were as follows:

170 adult and 24 junior hunters bagged 145 Northern Shovelers, 12 Cinnamon Teal, 36 Gadwall, 75 Widgeon, 52 Green Wing Teal, 24 Mallards, 71 Pintail, 3 Ring Necks, 2 Scaup, 11 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye and 10 Ruddy Ducks. There were also 56 Snow Geese and 1 Ross’ Goose harvested at Wister on Saturday. 2 Coots were also bagged at Wister on Saturday. This came out to a per hunter average of 2.28 ducks or, with the Geese and Coots included, 2.58 waterfowl for each person. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 35 were on time for their spot.

Sunday’s waterfowl harvest average for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, as expected, dropped down quite a bit from Saturday’s averages. Shovelers and Green Wing Teal tied for the first spot for number of birds taken with Pintails taking over second place. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 11/29/15 were as follows:

73 adult hunters and 7 junior hunter bagged 11 Northern Shoveler, 8 Widgeon, 11 Green Wing Teal, 6 Gadwalls, 5 Mallards, 9 Pintails, 1 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye and 6 Ruddy Ducks. A lone Snow Goose was bagged at Wister on Sunday. No Coots were checked in Sunday. This worked out to a per gun average of 0.71 ducks or, with the Goose added in, 0.73 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 6 showed up on time.

Wister is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 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 the night before at 10:30 pm, with sign-up for the drawing between 7:30 and 10:30 pm. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW web site at the below link –

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

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 season. 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 Wister Staff at 760-359-0577.


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