Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 10/26/16, Saturday – 10/29/16 and Sunday – 10/30/16

The numbers of waterfowl taken on the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Wednesday dropped off quite a bit more from last Sunday’s averages. Green Wing Teal held on to first place for number of ducks taken with Widgeon taking over second place.   The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 10/26/16 were as follows:

106 adult and 5 junior hunters bagged 2 Northern Shovelers, 39 Cinnamon Teal, 10 Gadwall, 40 Widgeon, 47 Green Wing Teal, 13 Mallards, 29 Pintail, 3 Redheads, 3 Ring Necks and 2 Ruddy Ducks.  In addition there was a lone White Front Goose bagged at Wister on Wednesday.  No Coots were reported checked in on Wednesday.  This resulted in an average take of 1.69 ducks per hunter or, with the Goose included, 1.70 waterfowl for each gun. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 30 showed up on time for their spot.

The waterfowl count for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Saturday continued downward from Wednesday’s numbers. Green Wing Teal kept first place for number of birds taken with Cinnamon Teal sliding into the second position.   The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 10/29/16 were as follows:

145 adult and 23 junior hunters bagged 3 Northern Shovelers, 29 Cinnamon Teal, 12 Gadwall, 19 Widgeon, 41 Green Wing Teal, 7 Mallards, 4 Pintail, 6 Redheads, 1 Ring Neck, and 18 Ruddy Ducks.  There were no Geese or Coots checked in at Wister on Saturday. This worked out to a per hunter average of 0.83 ducks and, of course, with no Geese or Coots to include, 0.83 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 39 hunters showed up on time to claim their reservation.

The waterfowl bag numbers for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Sunday plummeted from Saturday’s already low numbers into dismal territory. Green Wing Teal kept first place for number of ducks bagged with Pintails taking over second place.   The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 10/30/16 were as follows:

59 adult hunters and 2 junior hunters bagged 2 Gadwall, 2 Widgeon, 5 Green Wing Teal, 1 Mallard, 3 Pintails 1 Redhead and 1 Ruddy Duck.  Once again no Geese were shot at Wister on Sunday. Also there were no Coots brought in to the check station on Sunday.  This worked out to a 0.25 duck per hunter average and, of course with no Geese or Coots to include, 0.25 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 18 arrived on time for their spot.

Wister is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 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 the night before at 10:30 pm, with sign-up for the drawing between 7:30 and 10:30 pm. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW web site at the below link –

https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales

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 will have to wait for the DFG to mail you’re 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.  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 Wister Staff at 760-359-0577.

 


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