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.

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