Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 1/14/17

The waterfowl harvest average at San Jacinto Wildlife Area for Saturday fell back down almost ¾ of a bird compared to Wednesday’s good averages under clear cool conditions.  Shovelers jumped up into first place for number of birds harvested with Gadwalls slipping into the second position.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 1/14/17 were as follows:

131 adult and 13 junior hunters bagged 72 Northern Shovelers, 8 Cinnamon Teal, 7 Mallards, 30 Gadwall, 9 Widgeon, 2 Pintail, 18 Green Wing Teal, 1 Redhead, 1 Canvasback, 2 Ring Necks, 2 Scaup, 7 Bufflehead, 3 Mergansers and 13 Ruddy Ducks. There was a lone Canada Goose bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday. In addition, 15 Coots were brought in to the check station at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This worked out to an average take of 1.22 ducks per person or, with the Goose and Coots figured in, a 1.33 waterfowl per gun average. Out of 52 reservation cards issued 23 hunters arrived on time to claim their blind.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. At this point in the season it is now too late to put in for reservations on-line through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).   You can still get in on the daily “sweat line” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweat line” drawing is at 3:30 AM.

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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