Archive for January, 2016

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 1/30/16

Overcast skies with more cool temperatures greeted waterfowlers for Saturday at San Jacinto Wildlife Area for the final regular hunt day of the season. The average take of waterfowl slipped back a little compared to Wednesday’s numbers. The little ducks ruled the last day as Green Wing Teal took over the first spot for number of ducks taken, with Cinnamon Teal taking the second position. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the waterfowl numbers for Saturday, 1/30/16, were as follows:

146 adult and 15 junior hunters checked in with 46 Northern Shovelers, 3 Mallard, 27 Gadwall, 12 Pintail, 73 Green Wing Teal, 50 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Ring Neck, 15 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye and 20 Ruddy Ducks. A lone White Front Goose was bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday. 26 Coots were also checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday. The average number of ducks per gun worked out to 1.54 or, with the Goose and Coots included in, 1.71 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 26 showed up on time for their spot.

So that’s it for the regular waterfowl season for 2015 / 2016. If you are a junior hunter, or you have a junior hunter in the family, there’s one more chance for them to waterfowl hunt this season at San Jacinto’s Annual Junior Waterfowl hunt, next Saturday, 2/6/16. For more information, contact the staff at San Jacinto at 951-928-0580.

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Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 1/27/16

Again partly cloudy skies with just slightly warmer temperatures then the last couple weeks were on hand for Wednesday’s waterfowlers at San Jacinto Wildlife Area. The average take of waterfowl came back up decently as compared Saturday’s count. Shovelers, again, retained the first spot for number of ducks taken, with Green Wing Teal retaking the second position. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the waterfowl numbers for Wednesday, 1/27/16, were as follows:

103 adult and 3 junior hunters checked in with 63 Northern Shovelers, 1 Mallard, 19 Gadwall, 1 Widgeon, 3 Pintail, 55 Green Wing Teal, 28 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Redheads, 3 Ring Necks, 2 Scaup, 13 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye and 15 Ruddy Ducks. Zero Geese were included in the take at San Jacinto on Wednesday. 28 Coots were also shot at San Jacinto on Wednesday. The average number of ducks per hunter came out to 1.95 or, with the Coots added in, 2.22 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 14 showed up on time for their spot.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. At this point in the season it is now too late to put in for reservations on-line through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).   You can still get in on the daily “sweat line” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweat line” drawing is done after that.

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 – 1/20/16, Saturday – 1/23/16 and Sunday – 1/24/16

True to form the duck numbers for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Wednesday went up some compared to Sunday’s usual low average. Green Wing Teal held on to the first spot for number of birds bagged and Shovelers slid back into the second spot. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/20/16 were as follows:

88 adult hunters bagged 31 Northern Shovelers, 15 Cinnamon Teal, 7 Gadwall, 13 Widgeon, 62 Green Wing Teal, 3 Mallards, 20 Pintail, 1 Scaup, 1 Bufflehead and 4 Ruddy Ducks. 6 Snow Geese were also taken in at Wister on Wednesday. 1 Coot was also included in Wednesday’s take. This worked out to an average take of 1.78 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coot added in, 1.86 waterfowl for each hunter. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 17 showed up on time for their spot.

Saturday’s per hunter waterfowl average for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area ticked down slightly from Wednesday’s numbers. Shovelers and Green Wing Teal swapped positions again, Shovelers taking over first and the teal falling back to second, for number of birds taken.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 1/23/16 were as follows:

191 adult and 17 junior hunters bagged 54 Northern Shovelers, 40 Cinnamon Teal, 14 Gadwall, 13 Widgeon, 53 Green Wing Teal, 8 Mallards, 19 Pintail, 2 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 4 Bufflehead, and 3 Ruddy Ducks. In addition a single Snow Goose was taken at Wister on Saturday. 5 Coots were also checked in at Wister on Saturday. This came out to an average of 1.01 ducks per hunter or, with the Goose and Coots included in, 1.04 waterfowl for each gun. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 37 checked in on time for their spot.

Sunday’s average take of waterfowl for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, dropped somewhat compared to Saturday’s numbers.  Shovelers and Green Wing Teal swapped positions again, This time Green Wing Teal taking over first and the Spooneys falling back to second, for number of birds taken. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 1/24/16 were as follows:

54 adult hunters and 2 junior hunters bagged 8 Northern Shovelers, 7 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Widgeon, 1 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 3 Pintail and 11 Green Wing Teal. 2 Snow Geese were also bagged on Sunday at Wister. No Coots were checked in at Wister on Sunday. This worked out to an average of 0.63 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese added in, 0.66 waterfowl per person. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 10 were there on time for their spot.

Wister is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays only. At this point in the season it is now too late to put in for reservations on-line through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).   You can still get in on the daily “sweat line” drawing for the remaining blinds by arriving at Wister to get in on the drawing by 10:30 PM the night before. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweat line” spots given out after that.

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 – 1/23/16

More partly cloudy skies with mild temperatures greeted Saturday’s hunters at San Jacinto Wildlife Area as the average bag of waterfowl slid back somewhat as compared Wednesday’s average. Shovelers, once more, held first position for number of ducks taken, with Gadwalls taking over second position. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the waterfowl numbers for Saturday, 1/23/16, were as follows:

148 adult and 12 junior hunters checked in with 52 Northern Shovelers, 4 Mallards, 39 Gadwall, 7 Pintail, 25 Green Wing Teal, 14 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Canvasback, 1 Scaup, 12 Bufflehead, 2 Goldeneye and 19 Ruddy Ducks. Once again Geese were absent in the count at San Jacinto. 12 Coots were also checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday. The average number of ducks per hunter came out to 1.10 or, with the Coots included, 1.18 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 27 arrived on time for their spot.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. At this point in the season it is now too late to put in for reservations on-line through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).   You can still get in on the daily “sweat line” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweat line” drawing is done after that.

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 – 1/20/16

Partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures were on tap for Wednesday for the San Jacinto Wildlife Area hunters. The average take of waterfowl ticked up just slightly as compared Saturday’s numbers. Shovelers, again, kept the first position for number of birds taken, with Green Wing Teal taking back the second spot. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the waterfowl numbers for Wednesday, 1/20/16, were as follows:

115 adult and 5 junior hunters checked in with 65 Northern Shovelers, 17 Gadwall, 4 Widgeon, 5 Pintail, 44 Green Wing Teal, 16 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Merganser and 5 Ruddy Ducks. There were no Geese or Coots checked in at San Jacinto on Wednesday. The average bag per hunter came out to 1.33 waterfowl. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 26 were on time for their spot.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. At this point in the season it is now too late to put in for reservations on-line through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).   You can still get in on the daily “sweat line” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweat line” drawing is done after that.

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 – 1/13/16, Saturday – 1/16/16 and Sunday – 1/17/16

As expected the bird bag numbers for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Wednesday rose some compared to Sunday’s regular low numbers. Shovelers held on to the first position for number of birds taken with Green Wing Teal jumping back into the second position. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/13/16 were as follows:

141 adult and 5 junior hunter shot 63 Northern Shovelers, 14 Cinnamon Teal, 27 Gadwall, 14 Widgeon, 52 Green Wing Teal, 4 Mallards, 12 Pintail, 2 Canvasbacks, 4 Bufflehead, 1 Merganser and 3 Ruddy Ducks. 39 Snow Geese and 13 Canada Geese were also checked in at Wister on Wednesday. 4 Coots were also included in Wednesday’s bag. This worked out to an average take of 1.34 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coots included, 1.73 waterfowl for each hunter. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 24 showed up on time for their spot.

Saturday’s per hunter waterfowl average for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area ticked up slightly from Wednesday’s numbers. Green Wing Teal took over the first place for number of ducks bagged with Shovelers slipping back to the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 1/16/16 were as follows:

197 adult and 27 junior hunters bagged 83 Northern Shovelers, 35 Cinnamon Teal, 19 Gadwall, 22 Widgeon, 155 Green Wing Teal, 6 Mallards, 20 Pintail, 2 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 6 Bufflehead, 2 Goldeneye, and 20 Ruddy Ducks. In addition 57 Snow Geese and 16 Canada Geese were taken at Wister on Saturday. A lone Coot was also checked in at Wister on Saturday. This came out to an average of 1.66 ducks per gun or, with the Geese and Coot added in, 1.99 waterfowl for each gun. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 39 checked in on time for their spot.

Sunday’s average take of waterfowl for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, as usual, dropped somewhat compared to Saturday’s numbers. Green Wing Teal held on to the first position for number of birds bagged with Canada Geese taking over second position.   The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 1/17/16 were as follows:

66 adult hunters and 7 junior hunters bagged 7 Northern Shovelers, 2 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Widgeon, 10 Pintail, 30 Green Wing Teal and 1 Redhead. 9 Snow Geese and 17 Canada Geese were also bagged on Sunday at Wister. No Coots were checked in at Wister on Sunday. This worked out to an average of 0.73 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese added in, 1.08 waterfowl per person. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 13 were there on time for their spot.

Wister is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays only. At this point in the season it is now too late to put in for reservations on-line through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).   You can still get in on the daily “sweat line” drawing for the remaining blinds by arriving at Wister to get in on the drawing by 10:30 PM the night before. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweat line” spots given out after that.

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 – 1/16/16

Partly cloudy skies and continued cold temperatures greeted hunters Saturday at San Jacinto Wildlife Area as the average bag of ducks went up slightly compared Wednesday’s low averages. Shovelers remained in first position for number of birds brought in with Ruddy Ducks remaining in the second position. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the waterfowl numbers for Saturday, 1/16/16, were as follows:

122 adult and 7 junior hunters checked in with 66 Northern Shovelers, 4 Mallards, 15 Gadwall, 1 Widgeon, 2 Pintail, 24 Green Wing Teal, 4 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Redheads, 2 Canvasbacks, 7 Bufflehead, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Merganser and 32 Ruddy Ducks. Again no Geese were taken at San Jacinto on Saturday. 18 Coots were also brought in at San Jacinto on Saturday. The average bag per hunter came out to 1.26 ducks or with the Coots figured in, a 1.40 average on waterfowl. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 25 were on time for their spot.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. At this point in the season it is now too late to put in for reservations on-line through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).   You can still get in on the daily “sweat line” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweat line” drawing is done after that.

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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