Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 11/2/16

The waterfowl count at San Jacinto Wildlife Area ticked back up somewhat from Saturday’s poor take under warm clear skies. Green Wing Teal held on to first place for the number of birds taken with Widgeon taking over the second position.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/2/16 were as follows:

108 adult and 5 junior hunters bagged 17 Northern Shovelers, 15 Cinnamon Teal, 10 Gadwall, 20 Widgeon, 58 Green Wing Teal, 6 Redheads, 4 Canvasbacks, 8 Ring Necks, 1 Bufflehead and 14 Ruddy Ducks. Once again there were no Geese bagged at San Jacinto on Wednesday. 9 coots were also brought in to the check station on Wednesday.  This worked out to an average take of 1.42 ducks per gun or, with the Coots included, 1.50 waterfowl per person. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 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

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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