Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 10/25/17

The bird count for San Jacinto Wildlife Area dropped somewhat from the rather good numbers of opening day under hot conditions pushing 100 degrees and clear cloudless skies.  Cinnamon Teal captured first place for the number of birds harvested today with Shovelers taking second place.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 10/25/17 were as follows:

124 adult and 9 junior hunters bagged 27 Northern Shovelers, 10 Mallards, 1 Gadwall, 7 Widgeon, 3 Pintail, 25 Green Wing Teal, 155 Cinnamon Teal, 5 Redheads, 6 Ring Necks, 1 Wood Duck, 1 Blue Wing Teal, and 9 Ruddy Ducks.  1 Aleutian Goose, 2 Canada Geese, and 1 White-Front Goose were bagged at San Jacinto today.  Also, there were 40 Coots checked in at SJ on Wednesday.  This resulted in an average harvest of 1.88 ducks per gun or, with the Geese and Coots included, 2.21 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 31 arrived on time.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. You can put in for reservations online 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 website 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 online 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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