Archive for December, 2015

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/30/15

The final hunt day of 2015 presented fairly cold temperatures and clear skies for hunters on Wednesday at San Jacinto Wildlife Area while the per hunter average take slid back a little from Saturday’s averages. Shovelers and Green Wing Teal swapped positions again for number of birds taken with the Spooneys taking back first place pushing the Teal into second. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the waterfowl numbers for Wednesday, 12/30/15, were as follows:

145 adult and 5 junior hunters checked in with 151 Northern Shovelers, 1 Mallard, 26 Gadwall, 5 Widgeon, 17 Pintail, 72 Green Wing Teal, 7 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 1 Ring Neck, 11 Bufflehead and 15 Ruddy Ducks. There were no Geese bagged at San Jacinto on Wednesday. A lone Coot was taken at San Jacinto on Wednesday. The average take per hunter figured out to 2.06 ducks or, with the Coot included, a 2.07 average bag of waterfowl for each hunter. 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 –

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 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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Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/23/15, Saturday – 12/26/15 and Sunday – 12/27/15

As per the usual pattern, the average take of waterfowl for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Wednesday went up somewhat compared to Sunday’s slow take. Green Wing Teal moved back into first position for the number of birds taken and Shovelers took back the second spot. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/23/15 were as follows:

154 adult and 21 junior hunters bagged 60 Northern Shovelers, 6 Cinnamon Teal, 27 Gadwall, 23 Widgeon, 103 Green Wing Teal, 3 Mallards, 51 Pintail, 2 Scaup, 3 Bufflehead, and 11 Ruddy Ducks. There were also 11 Snow Geese and 1 Ross’ Goose bagged at Wister on Wednesday. No Coots were checked in on Wednesday. This came out to an average bag of 1.65 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese figured in, 1.72 waterfowl for each person. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 31 arrived on time to claim their spot.

Saturday’s waterfowl average per hunter for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area went up over a bird and a quarter from Wednesday’s count. Shovelers swapped spots with Green Wing Teal taking over first place for number of ducks bagged relegating the Teal to the second position.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 12/26/15 were as follows:

170 adult and 18 junior hunters bagged 148 Northern Shovelers, 12 Cinnamon Teal, 99 Gadwall, 59 Widgeon, 124 Green Wing Teal, 12 Mallards, 87 Pintail, 1 Redhead, 1 Canvasback, 2 Ring Necks, 2 Scaup, 8 Bufflehead, 2 Blue Wing Teal and 6 Ruddy Ducks. In addition 91 Snow Geese were taken at Wister on Saturday. No Coots were reported taken at Wister on Saturday. This came out to an average of 2.99 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese figured in, 3.48 waterfowl for each person. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 30 arrived on time for their spot.

Sunday’s waterfowl take averages for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, as should be expected, dropped back quite a ways compared to Saturday’s numbers. Shovelers held on to the first position for number of birds bagged with Green Wing Teal remaining in second place.   The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 12/27/15 were as follows:

57 adult hunters and 2 junior hunters bagged 21 Northern Shovelers, 1 Cinnamon Teal, 8 Gadwalls, 6 Widgeon, 4 Pintail, 15 Green Wing Teal and 9 Ruddy Ducks. There were also 4 Snow Geese brought in at Wister on Sunday. Again no Coots were reported taken on Sunday. This came out to an average of 1.08 ducks per gun or, with the Geese figured in, 1.15 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 15 checked in on time for their spot.

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.

 

San Jacinto Wildlife Area’s 2015 Annual Bryant Park Toy Drive a Big Success!

Thanks to all the hunters at San Jacinto who donated toys this year the San Jacinto Wildlife Area’s annual Bryant Park Head Start Preschool had a great party for the kids!

Santa came by and distributed the toys to all the preschool’s kids, plus their siblings. A great time was had by all! (And some great food as you can see!)

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Again a big thanks to the San Jacinto hunters for their generous donations of toys making this all possible. This just proves that hunters have a heart and really care.

Thanks again for the toy donations!

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 12/26/15

More cold temperatures along with clear, windy conditions were experienced by hunters on Saturday at San Jacinto Wildlife Area which helped the per gun average to rebound somewhat from Wednesday’s low numbers. Green Wing Teal continued in first place with Shovelers keeping the second position for number of birds taken. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the waterfowl numbers for Saturday, 12/26/15, were as follows:

143 adult and 18 junior hunters checked in with 124 Northern Shovelers, 4 Mallards, 38 Gadwall, 2 Widgeon, 18 Pintail, 131 Green Wing Teal, 6 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Canvasback, 9 Bufflehead, 1 Hooded Merganser and 24 Ruddy Ducks. Once again no Geese were checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday. There were also 2 Coots bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday. The average take per hunter came out to 2.22 ducks or, with the Coots figured in, a 2.24 average take of waterfowl for each hunter. 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 –

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

NEWS FLASH!! The deadline for getting the donation form in to San Jacinto for the Junior Hunt donations has been extended until the end of December!!

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.

 

 

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/23/15

Cold temperatures and some wind clearing out our recent storm were on tap for hunters Wednesday at San Jacinto Wildlife Area as the per hunter average take took a nosedive from Saturday’s average. Green Wing Teal held on to first place with Shovelers staying in second position for number of birds checked in. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the waterfowl numbers for Wednesday, 12/23/15, were as follows:

141 adult and 9 junior hunters checked in with 56 Northern Shovelers, 4 Mallards, 28 Gadwall, 2 Widgeon, 4 Pintail, 82 Green Wing Teal, 4 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 1 Ring Neck, 14 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye and 20 Ruddy Ducks. There were zero Geese bagged at San Jacinto on Wednesday and 26 Coots were also harvested at San Jacinto on Wednesday. The average take per hunter came out to 1.46 ducks or, with the Coots added in, a 1.63 average on waterfowl for each person. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 31 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 –

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

NEWS FLASH!! The deadline for getting the donation form in to San Jacinto for the Junior Hunt donations has been extended until the end of December!!

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.

 

Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/16/15, Saturday – 12/19/15 and Sunday – 12/20/15

As is usually the case, the average take of waterfowl for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Wednesday went up quite a bit compared to Sunday’s slow take. Green Wing Teal stayed in the first position for the number of birds taken and Shovelers slid back into the second spot. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/16/15 were as follows:

119 adult and 4 junior hunters bagged 91 Northern Shovelers, 7 Cinnamon Teal, 63 Gadwall, 77 Widgeon, 158 Green Wing Teal, 8 Mallard, 52 Pintail,1 Redhead, 1 Canvasback, 2 Scaup, 4 Bufflehead, and 7 Ruddy Ducks. In addition 6 Snow Geese were checked in at Wister on Wednesday. 2 Coots were also bagged on Wednesday. This worked out to an average bag of 3.83 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coots included, 3.89 waterfowl for each gun. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 27 were on hand to claim their hunting spot.

Saturday’s waterfowl average per hunter for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area dropped quite a bit from Wednesday’s good numbers. Green Wing Teal remained in first place for number of ducks bagged with Shovelers retaining second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 12/19/15 were as follows:

192 adult and 17 junior hunters bagged 103 Northern Shovelers, 8 Cinnamon Teal, 31 Gadwall, 46 Widgeon, 163 Green Wing Teal, 5 Mallards, 54 Pintail, 2 Scaup, 5 Bufflehead, 2 Goldeneye and 13 Ruddy Ducks. There were also 24 Snow Geese taken at Wister on Saturday. 1 Coot was also brought in to the check station at Wister on Saturday. This came out to an average of 2.07 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coot figured in, 2.19 waterfowl for each person. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 38 arrived on time to claim their spot.

Sunday’s waterfowl take averages for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, as always, slid back quite a ways compared to Saturday’s numbers. Shovelers slid in to the first position for number of birds taken with Pintails taking over second place.   The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 12/20/15 were as follows:

71 adult hunters and 11 junior hunters bagged 19 Northern Shoveler, 8 Gadwalls, 13 Widgeon, 14 Green Wing Teal and 16 Pintails. 8 Snow Geese were also brought in at Wister on Sunday. A single Coot was also bagged on Sunday. This worked out to an average of 0.85 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coot figured in, 0.96 waterfowl per gun. There was no information given on how many reservation holders showed up for their spot.

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.

 

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 12/19/15

Cold temperatures and a little wind from an approaching storm greeted hunters Saturday at San Jacinto Wildlife Area with the average take staying almost the same as Wednesday’s averages. Today Green Wing Teal swapped positions with Shovelers, taking back first place, leaving the Spoonies in the second position for number of birds bagged. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the waterfowl numbers for Saturday, 12/19/15, were as follows:

145 adult and 12 junior hunters checked in with 131 Northern Shovelers, 3 Mallards, 58 Gadwall, 11 Widgeon, 9 Pintail, 236 Green Wing Teal, 7 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Redhead, 1 Canvasback, 1 Ring Neck, 7 Bufflehead, and 18 Ruddy Ducks. Again no Geese were taken at San Jacinto on Saturday. A lone Coot was also checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday. The average bag per person came out to 3.08 ducks or, with the Coot included, a 3.08 average on waterfowl for each gun. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 31 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 –

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

NEWS FLASH!! The deadline for getting the donation form in to San Jacinto for the Junior Hunt donations has been extended until the end of December!!

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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