Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 1/27/16, Saturday – 1/30/16 and Sunday – 1/31/16

As always the duck numbers for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Wednesday went up quite a bit compared to Sunday’s usual low average. Green Wing Teal held on to the first spot for number of birds bagged and Cinimon Teal dropped into the second spot. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/27/16 were as follows:

83 adult and 2 junior hunters bagged 37 Northern Shovelers, 39 Cinnamon Teal, 9 Gadwall, 11 Widgeon, 104 Green Wing Teal, 5 Mallards, 25 Pintail, 1 Scaup, 1 Goldeneye and 5 Ruddy Ducks. 5 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 2.79 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coot added in, 2.86 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 dropped down slightly from Wednesday’s numbers. Green Wing Teal stayed in first for numbers of ducks taken with Cinnamon Teal keeping the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 1/30/16 were as follows:

190 adult and 25 junior hunters bagged 67 Northern Shovelers, 85 Cinnamon Teal, 17 Gadwall, 17 Widgeon, 241 Green Wing Teal, 6 Mallards, 32 Pintail, 1 Redhead, 3 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 5 Bufflehead, and 4 Ruddy Ducks. In addition a 56 Snow Geese and 1 Ross’ Goose were bagged at Wister on Saturday. There were also 2 Coots brought in to the check station at Wister on Saturday. This worked out to an average of 2.23 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coots added in, 2.50 waterfowl for each hunter. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 26 checked in on time for their spot.

Sunday’s average take of waterfowl for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, dropped more then a full bird compared to Saturday’s numbers.  Green Wing Teal held on to first spot for numbers bagged with Snow Geese taking over the second spot. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 1/31/16 were as follows:

82 adult hunters and 11 junior hunters bagged 13 Northern Shovelers, 22 Cinnamon Teal, 5 Gadwall, 10 Widgeon, 3 Mallard, 10 Pintail, 45 Green Wing Teal, 1 Bufflehead and 2 Ruddy Ducks. 43 Snow Geese were also checked in on Sunday at Wister. No Coots were bagged at Wister on Sunday. This worked out to an average of 1.19 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese added in, 1.67 waterfowl per person. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 17 were there 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 this season at Wister’s Junior Waterfowl hunt, next weekend. For more information, contact the staff at Wister at 760-359-0577.

 


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