Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 10/22/16

San Jacinto Wildlife Area hunters experienced a great waterfowl opener with a high bird take average for opening day under hot, clear and calm skies. Shovelers were the number one bird bagged today and Cinnamon Teal took second place on this opener.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 10/23/16 were as follows:

197 adult and 34 junior hunters bagged 262 Northern Shovelers, 205 Cinnamon Teal, 24 Gadwall, 29 Widgeon, 174 Green Wing Teal, 2 Blue Wing Teal, 35 Mallards, 7 Pintail, 10 Redhead, 55 Ring Necks, 1 Bufflehead, 3 Wood Ducks and 23 Ruddy Ducks.  There were no geese taken on the wildlife area Saturday.  There were also 52 coots checked in on Saturday.  This resulted in an average harvest of 3.59 ducks for each hunter or 3.82 waterfowl with the coots included. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 46 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 arrival 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 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.  As in past seasons 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 San Jacinto at 951-928-0580.

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