Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 12/3/16

The average waterfowl take for San Jacinto Wildlife Area ticked down some more as compared to Wednesday’s average numbers in windy conditions under cool clear skies. Green Wing Teal retained first spot for number of birds checked in with Shovelers keeping the second position.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 12/3/16 were as follows:

134 adult and 10 junior hunters bagged 35 Northern Shovelers, 13 Cinnamon Teal, 11 Mallards, 25 Gadwall, 17 Widgeon, 41 Green Wing Teal, 3 Redheads, 2 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 6 Bufflehead 1 Goldeneye and 14 Ruddy Ducks. A single Aleutian Goose was harvested at San Jacinto on Saturday.  5 Coots were also bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This figured out to an average bag of 1.17 ducks per person or, with the Goose and Coots added in, a 1.22 waterfowl per gun average. Out of 52 reservation cards issued 31 arrived on time for their hunting 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 –

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:

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:

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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