Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 11/1/17

San Jacinto Wildlife Area’s harvest numbers skidded even further south from Saturday’s low numbers under conditions of mild temperatures and skies that started off mostly cloudy but burnt off to clear skies in the afternoon.  Ring Neck Ducks showed up in first place for the number of birds taken with Widgeon sliding into a close second place.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/1/17 were as follows:

125 adult hunters and 1 junior hunter bagged 14 Northern Shovelers, 20 Widgeon, 7 Bufflehead, 13 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Gadwall, 16 Green Wing Teal, 3 Mallards, 1 Merganser, 19 Redheads, 21 Ring Necks, 8 Scaup (oops!), 1 Wood Duck, and 1 Ruddy Duck.  Again, there were no Geese checked in at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  17 Coots were also bagged on Wednesday.  This resulted in an average harvest of 0.99 ducks per gun or, with the Coots added in, 1.13 waterfowl per person. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 24 arrived on time for their spot.

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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