Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 12/16/15

Temperatures that dipped below freezing in the morning and clear skies were on tap for hunters Wednesday at San Jacinto Wildlife Area with the average waterfowl take going up almost a full bird over Saturday’s numbers. Shovelers swapped positions with Green Wing Teal, taking over first place, relegating the teal to the second position for number of birds bagged. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the waterfowl numbers for Wednesday, 12/16/15, were as follows:

130 adult and 3 junior hunters checked in with 166 Northern Shovelers, 15 Mallards, 64 Gadwall, 9 Widgeon, 21 Pintail, 95 Green Wing Teal, 8 Cinnamon Teal, 12 Bufflehead, and 24 Ruddy Ducks. Again there were no Geese bagged at San Jacinto on Wednesday. 3 Coots were also added to the count at San Jacinto on Wednesday. The per hunter average bag worked out to 3.11 ducks or, with the Coots added in, a 3.14 average on waterfowl for each hunter. 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 –

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:

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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