Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 10/28/17

The bird count for San Jacinto Wildlife Area slipped a little lower from Wednesday’s count under still hot conditions with clear, calm skies.  Cinnamon Teal remained in first place for the number of birds checked in with Green Wing Teal taking over second place.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 10/28/17 were as follows:

131 adult and 4 junior hunters bagged 27 Northern Shovelers, 8 Widgeon, 2 Bufflehead, 1 Canvasback, 37 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Gadwall, 31 Green Wing Teal, 4 Mallards, 1 Merganser, 2 Pintail, 3 Redheads, 7 Ring Necks, and 19 Ruddy Ducks.  There were no Geese harvested at San Jacinto on Saturday.  In addition, 37 Coots were also taken today.  This resulted in an average harvest of 1.07 ducks per hunter or, with Coots figured in, 1.34 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 36 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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