Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/21/16

The average per gun take of waterfowl went up a good bit for San Jacinto Wildlife Area over Saturday’s averages under cloudy and rainy conditions. Green Wing Teal continued in first place for number of birds harvested with Shovelers staying in the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/21/16 were as follows:

137 adult and 11 junior hunters bagged 63 Northern Shovelers, 12 Cinnamon Teal, 28 Mallards, 60 Gadwall, 6 Widgeon, 21 Pintail, 137 Green Wing Teal, 1 Redhead, 1 Ring Neck, 8 Bufflehead and 8 Ruddy Ducks. There was a single Ross’ Goose downed at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  Also, 11 Coots were taken at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This worked out to an average bag of 2.33 ducks per person or, with the Goose and Coots included, a 2.41 waterfowl per hunter average. Out of 52 reservation cards issued 30 came in 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

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:

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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