Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 12/31/16

The per gun average take of waterfowl at San Jacinto Wildlife Area for Saturday ticked up a bit more over Wednesday’s averages under cloudy, rainy conditions.  Shovelers retained first place again for number of birds downed with Gadwalls staying in the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 12/31/16 were as follows:

101 adult and 17 junior hunters bagged 81 Northern Shovelers, 4 Cinnamon Teal, 4 Mallards, 61 Gadwall, 1 Widgeon, 5 Pintail, 34 Green Wing Teal, 1 Canvasback, 2 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 8 Bufflehead, 1 Merganser and 7 Ruddy Ducks. Again, there were no Geese taken at San Jacinto on Saturday. 6 Coots were checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This worked out to an average bag of 1.78 ducks per hunter or, with the Coots figured in, a 1.83 waterfowl per gun average. No information was provided on how many reservations were claimed.

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 –

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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