Archive for November, 2016

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 11/30/16

The per gun average take of waterfowl for San Jacinto Wildlife Area slid back down some as compared to Saturday’s average numbers under cool clear skies. Green Wing Teal held fast to first position for number of birds bagged with Shovelers climbing into the second position.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/30/16 were as follows:

129 adult and 5 junior hunters bagged 24 Northern Shovelers, 14 Cinnamon Teal, 6 Mallards, 13 Gadwall, 10 Widgeon, 50 Green Wing Teal, 13 Redheads, 12 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 11 Bufflehead and 13 Ruddy Ducks. Once again there were no Geese harvested at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  26 Coots were also brought in at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This figured out to an average bag of 1.25 ducks per person or, with the Coots included, 1.44 waterfowl per person. Out of 52 reservation cards issued 26 arrived on time to claim their spot.

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 –

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

San Jacinto Wildlife Area has begun its annual Toy Drive for the Bryant Park Head Start Preschool.  If you’re able, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the kids.  This is a great program and a chance to show that hunters have a heart.  Details of this year’s toy drive can be seen here:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2016/11/09/san-jacinto-wildlife-areas-annual-bryant-park-preschool-toy-drive-begins/

Also, San Jacinto’s 23rd Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 4th, 2017.  New state regulations, which went into effect last year, regarding donations for this great event are in effect again this year.  It’s a great cause to donate to as the Junior Hunters are the future of our sport so don’t let a little paperwork keep you from donating. Details on the procedures for donating can be found at the below link:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/new-procedures-for-donations-for-the-annual-junior-hunt-at-san-jacinto-wildlife-area/

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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Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 11/23/16, Saturday – 11/26/16 and Sunday – 11/27/16

The average waterfowl take for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Wednesday rose into fair territory as compared to Sunday’s sub one average. Widgeon remained in first place for number of waterfowl taken with Gadwalls and Snow Geese in a tie for second place.   The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/23/16 were as follows:

97 adult and 14 junior hunters checked in 12 Mallards, 28 Gadwall, 63 Widgeon, 11 Green Wing Teal, 10 Pintail, 4 Cinnamon Teal, 5 Shovelers, 2 Canvasbacks, 6 Ring Necks, 3 Scaup, 1 Bufflehead and 10 Ruddy Ducks.  28 Snow Geese, 1 Cackling Goose and 1 White Front Goose were checked in at Wister on Wednesday. 9 Coots were taken at Wister on Wednesday.  This figured out to an average take of 1.40 ducks per gun or, with the Geese and Coots included, 1.75 waterfowl for each gun. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 25 showed up on time for their hunting spot.

The duck take average for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Saturday slipped back slightly from Wednesday’s fair averages. Widgeon held on to first place for number of birds checked in Green Wing Teal pulling up into second place. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 11/26/16 were as follows:

176 adult and 24 junior hunters bagged 4 Shovelers, 11 Cinnamon Teal, 27 Gadwall, 60 Widgeon, 50 Green Wing Teal, 5 Mallards, 15 Pintail, 1 Redhead, 1 Canvasback, 12 Ring Necks. 2 Scaup, 1 Goldeneye and 5 Ruddy Ducks. 21 Snow Geese, 2 Ross’ Geese and a lone Cackling Goose were harvested at Wister on Saturday.  A single Coot was checked in at Wister on Saturday. This figured out to an average of 0.97 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coot added, 1.10 waterfowl per gun. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 38 were turned in on time to claim their spot.

The average waterfowl take for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Sunday slid back a bit more from Saturday’s averages. Widgeon retained the first position for number of birds harvested on Sunday with Gadwalls sliding into the second spot. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 11/27/16 were as follows:

58 adult hunters and 7 junior hunters bagged 5 Green Wing Teal, 12 Gadwall, 1 Mallard, 14 Widgeon, 3 Pintail, 2 Shovelers and 2 Ruddy Ducks.  8 Snow Geese were brought into the check station at Wister on Sunday.  There were 2 Coots taken at Wister on Sunday.  This figured out to a 0.60 average ducks per hunter and, with the Snow Geese and Coots added in, 0.75 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 15 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.

 

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 11/26/16

The waterfowl average take for San Jacinto Wildlife Area ticked back up a little as compared to Wednesday’s averages under cold temperatures and a building rainstorm. Green Wing Teal held on to the first position for number of ducks taken with Widgeon holding on to second place.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 11/26/16 were as follows:

101 adult and 11 junior hunters bagged 19 Northern Shovelers, 11 Cinnamon Teal, 22 Mallards, 17 Gadwall, 37 Widgeon, 57 Green Wing Teal, 10 Redheads, 2 Canvasbacks, 2 Scaup, 11 Bufflehead and 16 Ruddy Ducks. There were no Geese checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday.  In addition 9 Coots were bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This worked out to an average take of 1.82 ducks per hunter or, with the Coots added in, 1.90 waterfowl per person. Out of 52 reservation cards issued 33 showed up on time for their spot.

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 –

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

San Jacinto Wildlife Area has begun its annual Toy Drive for the Bryant Park Head Start Preschool.  If you’re able, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the kids.  This is a great program and a chance to show that hunters have a heart.  Details of this year’s toy drive can be seen here:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2016/11/09/san-jacinto-wildlife-areas-annual-bryant-park-preschool-toy-drive-begins/

Also, San Jacinto’s 23rd Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 4th, 2017.  New state regulations, which went into effect last year, regarding donations for this great event are in effect again this year.  It’s a great cause to donate to as the Junior Hunters are the future of our sport so don’t let a little paperwork keep you from donating. Details on the procedures for donating can be found at the below link:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/new-procedures-for-donations-for-the-annual-junior-hunt-at-san-jacinto-wildlife-area/

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.

 

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 11/23/16

The average waterfowl bag for San Jacinto Wildlife Area slipped back down over a full bird as compared to Saturday’s decent averages under continuing mild temperatures and partly cloudy skies. Green Wing Teal retained the first position for number of ducks taken, but just barely, staying only a bird ahead of both Widgeon and Ruddy Ducks which tied for second place.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/23/16 were as follows

155 adult and 18 junior hunters bagged 15 Northern Shovelers, 15 Cinnamon Teal, 14 Mallards, 24 Gadwall, 35 Widgeon, 1 Pintail, 36 Green Wing Teal, 5 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 9 Ring Necks, 11 Scaup, 20 Bufflehead and 35 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese harvested at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  35 Coots were brought into the check station on Wednesday.  This figured out to an average take of 1.28 ducks per gun or, with the Coots included, 1.48 waterfowl per gun. Out of the 52 reservation cards issued 32 arrived on time to claim their spot.

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 –

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

San Jacinto Wildlife Area has begun its annual Toy Drive for the Bryant Park Head Start Preschool.  If you’re able, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the kids.  This is a great program and a chance to show that hunters have a heart.  Details of this year’s toy drive can be seen here:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2016/11/09/san-jacinto-wildlife-areas-annual-bryant-park-preschool-toy-drive-begins/

Also, San Jacinto’s 23rd Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 4th, 2017.  New state regulations, which went into effect last year, regarding donations for this great event are in effect again this year.  It’s a great cause to donate to as the Junior Hunters are the future of our sport so don’t let a little paperwork keep you from donating. Details on the procedures for donating can be found at the below link:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/new-procedures-for-donations-for-the-annual-junior-hunt-at-san-jacinto-wildlife-area/

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.

 

Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 11/16/16, Saturday – 11/19/16 and Sunday – 11/20/16

The waterfowl bag average for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Wednesday kicked up a slight amount from last Sunday’s record low numbers. Snow Geese climbed into first place for number of birds taken with Widgeon taking over the second position.   The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/16/16 were as follows:

81 adult and 0 junior hunters checked in 6 Gadwall, 13 Widgeon, 6 Green Wing Teal, 4 Mallards, 7 Pintail, 1 Redhead, 1 Blue Wing Teal and 6 Ruddy Ducks.  18 Snow Geese and 1 Ross’ Goose were taken at Wister on Wednesday. No Coots were checked in on Wednesday.  This worked out to an average take of 0.54 ducks per gun or, with no Geese added in, 0.78 waterfowl for each hunter. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 23 arrived up on time for their spot.

The duck take average for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Saturday rose just a hair from Wednesday’s still low average. Widgeon swapped places with Snow Geese, taking over first place for number of birds bagged relegating the Snows to second place. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 11/19/16 were as follows:

118 adult and 10 junior hunters bagged 4 Shovelers, 2 Cinnamon Teal, 10 Gadwall, 29 Widgeon, 15 Green Wing Teal, 5 Mallards, 7 Pintail, 4 Redheads, 1 Scaup and 8 Ruddy Ducks.  There were also 20 Snow Geese and a single Cackling Goose brought in to the check station at Wister on Saturday.  1 Coot was also included in the count at Wister on Saturday. This figured out to an average of 0.66 ducks per person or, with the Geese and Coot added, 0.84 waterfowl per person. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 24 hunting parties came in on time to claim their hunting spot.

The average waterfowl take for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Sunday ticked up just a bit from Saturday’s fairy low numbers. Widgeon stayed in first place for number of birds bagged on Sunday with Snow Geese retaining the second position. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 11/20/16 were as follows:

37 adult hunters and 1 junior hunters bagged 4 Green Wing Teal, 5 Gadwall, 3 Mallards, 14 Widgeon, 2 Pintail and 1 Merganser.  7 Snow Geese were harvested at Wister on Sunday.  There were no Coots bagged at Wister on Sunday.  This figured out to a 0.76 average ducks per hunter and, with the Snow Geese included, 0.95 waterfowl per person. Out of 100 reservation cards issued only 9 showed 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.

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 11/19/16

The waterfowl average take for San Jacinto Wildlife Area shot back up into decent territory compared to Wednesday’s low average numbers under mild temperatures and partly cloudy skies. Green Wing Teal came in way out in front to take the first position for number of ducks taken with Widgeon retaining a distant second place.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 11/19/16 were as follows:

117 adult and 8 junior hunters bagged 10 Northern Shovelers, 10 Cinnamon Teal, 8 Mallards, 17 Gadwall, 27 Widgeon, 182 Green Wing Teal, 1 Redhead, 2 Canvasbacks, 7 Ring Necks, 5 Scaup, 10 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye and 11 Ruddy Ducks. Again, there were no Geese bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday.  There were also 8 Coots brought into the check station on Saturday.  This worked out to an average take of 2.33 ducks per hunter or, with the Coots included, 2.39 waterfowl per person. Out of the 52 reservation cards issued 20 hunting parties showed up on time to claim their spot.

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 –

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

San Jacinto Wildlife Area has begun its annual Toy Drive for the Bryant Park Head Start Preschool.  If you’re able, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the kids.  This is a great program and a chance to show that hunters have a heart.  Details of this year’s toy drive can be seen here:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2016/11/09/san-jacinto-wildlife-areas-annual-bryant-park-preschool-toy-drive-begins/

Also, San Jacinto’s 23rd Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 4th, 2017.  New state regulations, which went into effect last year, regarding donations for this great event are in effect again this year.  It’s a great cause to donate to as the Junior Hunters are the future of our sport so don’t let a little paperwork keep you from donating. Details on the procedures for donating can be found at the below link:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/new-procedures-for-donations-for-the-annual-junior-hunt-at-san-jacinto-wildlife-area/

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.

 

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 11/16/16

The duck bag average for San Jacinto Wildlife Area rose just slightly as compared to Saturday’s averages under partly cloudy and slightly cooler conditions. Green Wing Teal kept the first position for number of ducks taken with Widgeon holding on to second place.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/16/16 were as follows:

98 adult and 3 junior hunters bagged 10 Northern Shovelers, 8 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Mallard, 9 Gadwall, 25 Widgeon, 2 Pintails, 36 Green Wing Teal, 4 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 5 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 22 Bufflehead and 10 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were checked in at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  A single Coot was taken on Wednesday.  This figured out to an average take of 1.33 ducks per gun or, with the lone Coot added, 1.34 waterfowl per hunter. No info was provided today as to how many of 52 reservation cards showed up on time to claim their spot.

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 –

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

San Jacinto Wildlife Area has begun its annual Toy Drive for the Bryant Park Head Start Preschool.  If you’re able, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the kids.  This is a great program and a chance to show that hunters have a heart.  Details of this year’s toy drive can be seen here:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2016/11/09/san-jacinto-wildlife-areas-annual-bryant-park-preschool-toy-drive-begins/

Also, San Jacinto’s 23rd Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 4th, 2017.  New state regulations, which went into effect last year, regarding donations for this great event are in effect again this year.  It’s a great cause to donate to as the Junior Hunters are the future of our sport so don’t let a little paperwork keep you from donating. Details on the procedures for donating can be found at the below link:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/new-procedures-for-donations-for-the-annual-junior-hunt-at-san-jacinto-wildlife-area/

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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