Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 1/18/17

The per hunter average waterfowl bag at San Jacinto Wildlife Area for Wednesday turned back upwards somewhat as compared to Saturday’s low average take under clear skies that slowly clouded over in advance of the incoming rainstorm.  Green Wing Teal took back the first position for number of birds checked in with Shovelers sliding back into the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/18/17 were as follows:

105 adult and 3 junior hunters bagged 48 Northern Shovelers, 12 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Mallards, 25 Gadwall, 4 Widgeon, 7 Pintail, 58 Green Wing Teal, 1 Redhead, 1 Scaup, 7 Bufflehead, 1 Merganser and 22 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were harvested at San Jacinto on Wednesday. There were 22 Coots downed at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This figured out to an average take of 1.75 ducks per gun or, with the Coots added in, 1.95 waterfowl per person average. Out of 52 reservation cards issued 23 hunters showed up 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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