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 –

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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