Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 1/25/17

For the last Wednesday hunt of the 2016/17 season, the per hunter waterfowl average bag at San Jacinto Wildlife Area went up nearly a bird over Saturday’s average numbers under cold and partly cloudy conditions.  Shovelers stayed in the first spot for number of birds harvested with Cinnamon Teal climbing into the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/25/17 were as follows:

52 adult and 0 junior hunters bagged 40 Northern Shovelers, 19 Cinnamon Teal, 11 Mallards, 11 Gadwall, 4 Widgeon, 2 Pintail, 7 Green Wing Teal, 1 Redhead, 2 Canvasbacks, 3 Ring Necks, 4 Bufflehead and 8 Ruddy Ducks. There were no Geese harvested at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  Also, no Coots were checked in at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This came out to a per gun average take of 2.15 ducks per person or, of course, with no Geese or Coots to figure in, 2.15 waterfowl per hunter also. Out of 52 reservation cards issued 13 hunters showed up on time to claim their spot.

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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