Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 10/26/16

The bird count for San Jacinto Wildlife Area dropped from the relatively good numbers from opening day under slightly cooler, but still pretty warm, calm conditions. Green Wing Teal captured first place for the number of birds taken today with Cinnamon Teal retaining second place.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 10/26/16 were as follows:

153 adult and 6 junior hunters bagged 59 Northern Shovelers, 77 Cinnamon Teal, 14 Gadwall, 33 Widgeon, 84 Green Wing Teal, 10 Mallards, 2 Pintail, 20 Redheads, 24 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup (oops!), 1 Wood Ducks and 29 Ruddy Ducks.  There were also 2 unspecified type ducks reflected in the count.  A lone Cackling Goose was harvested at San Jacinto today. In addition there were 44 coots bagged on Wednesday.  This resulted in an average harvest of 2.24 ducks per gun or 2.52 waterfowl with the goose and coots included. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 39 arrived 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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