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.


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