Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 12/17/16

The average bag of waterfowl per person headed back up a bit for San Jacinto Wildlife Area compared to Wednesday’s average numbers under clear cold skies. Green Wing Teal swapped places with Shovelers, coming in first for number of birds taken with the Spoonys slipping back to second.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 12/17/16 were as follows:

160 adult and 6 junior hunters bagged 35 Northern Shovelers, 6 Cinnamon Teal, 8 Mallards, 21 Gadwall, 3 Widgeon, 8 Pintail, 160 Green Wing Teal, 3 Redheads, 1 Ring Neck, 2 Scaup, 3 Bufflehead, 1 Merganser and 17 Ruddy Ducks. There was 1 Canada Goose taken at San Jacinto on Saturday. In addition, 24 Coots were checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This figured out to an average bag of 1.61 ducks per hunter or, with the Goose and Coots figured in, a 1.77 waterfowl per gun average. Out of 52 reservation cards issued 36 arrived on time to claim their blind.

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.

There’s one more hunt day, Wednesday 12/21/16, to donate to the toy drive!

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. I’ve done it, it isn’t that hard.  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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