Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area Junior Hunt Weekend, Saturday – 2/4/17, Sunday – 2/5/17

This year’s Junior Waterfowl Hunt at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area resulted in some very good average numbers for each of the Junior Hunters on Saturday. Green Wing Teal were the most numerous bird bagged with Pintail coming up in the second spot. The Wister Staff reported that the waterfowl take for the Junior Hunt on Saturday, 2/4/17, was as follows:

72 Junior Hunters checked in with 4 Mallards, 7 Gadwall, 30 Widgeon, 67 Pintail, 84 Green Wing Teal, 12 Cinnamon Teal, 20 Northern Shovelers, 1 Ring Neck, 1 Bufflehead, 1 Blue Wing Teal and 4 Ruddy Ducks. In addition, 17 Snow Geese were downed by the Junior Hunters on Saturday. The Juniors also checked in 8 Coots on Saturday. This worked out to an average of 3.21 ducks per Junior Hunter or, with the Geese and Coots added in, 3.56 waterfowl per Junior Hunter. Out of 100 reservations issued, 23 showed up on time for their hunting spot.

The average take of waterfowl for Sunday, the second day of the Junior Hunt weekend, at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, not unexpectedly, plummeted into the “poor numbers” compared to Saturday’s great shoot.  Green Wing Teal held on to the first spot for numbers harvested with Pintail holding on to the second position. The Wister Staff reported the waterfowl take for the Junior Hunt on Sunday, 2/5/17 were as follows:

30 Junior Hunters checked in with 1 Gadwall, 8 Pintail, 10 Green Wing Teal, 4 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Northern Shoveler and 4 Ruddy Ducks. There were also 2 Snow Geese taken at the Junior Hunt on Sunday. 3 Coots were also brought into the check station by the Juniors on Sunday. This figured out to an average of 0.93 ducks per Junior Hunter or, with the Geese and Coots included, 1.10 waterfowl per Junior Hunter. Out of 100 reservations issued, 15 arrived on time for their spot.

So, that’s it for the 2016/2017 Waterfowl Season at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area. Another great season in the books and preparations will soon be underway for next season. Hope to see you out there.

 


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