Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 11/1/17, Saturday – 11/4/17, and Sunday – 11/5/17

The duck averages at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Wednesday climbed back up from the basement compared to last Sunday’s very low averages.  Pintail remained in first place for number of birds bagged with Widgeon pushing up into second spot.   The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/1/17 were as follows:

47 adult and 3 junior hunters checked in 4 Northern Shovelers, 6 Mallards, 8 Gadwall, 17 Widgeon, 19 Pintail, 6 Green Wing Teal, 7 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Redhead, 1 Ring Neck, and 8 Ruddy Ducks.  Again, no Geese were harvested at Wister on Wednesday.  5 Coots were also included in the totals on Wednesday.  This worked out to an average take of 1.54 ducks per person or, with the Coots figured in, 1.64 waterfowl for each hunter. Out of 100 reservation cards issued only 17 came in on time to claim their spot.

The duck averages for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Saturday slipped back some from Wednesday’s count.  Pintail held on to first place for number of ducks harvested and Shovelers jumped into second place. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 11/4/17 were as follows:

149 adult and 9 junior hunters checked in 33 Northern Shovelers, 6 Mallards, 11 Gadwall, 10 Widgeon, 40 Pintail, 12 Green Wing Teal, 22 Cinnamon Teal, 10 Redheads, 4 Ring Necks, 1 Bufflehead, 1 Blue Wing Teal, 3 Merganser, and 9 Ruddy Ducks.  4 Snow Geese were downed at Wister on Saturday.  There were also 30 Coots included in the take on Saturday.  This came out to an average take of 1.03 ducks per gun or, with the Geese and Coots included, 1.24 waterfowl for each hunter. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 32 arrived on time to for their spot.

The waterfowl take for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Sunday, as is usual, headed downward from Saturday’s count. Pintail still held first place for number of ducks taken on Sunday and Green Wing Teal were found in the second position. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 11/5/17 were as follows:

56 adult and 5 junior hunters bagged 4 Shovelers, 3 Mallards, 2 Gadwall, 1 Widgeon, 8 Pintail, 7 Green Wing Teal, 6 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Redheads, 1 Scaup, 2 Wood Ducks, and 6 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were brought in to the check station at Wister on Sunday.  There were also 11 Coots checked in on Sunday.  This came out to an average bag of 0.70 ducks per gun or, with the Coots included, 0.89 waterfowl for each hunter. There was no information provided regarding how many reservation holders out of the 100 reservation cards issued arrived on time for their spot.

Wister is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays 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 the night before at 10:30 pm, with sign-up for the drawing between 7:30 and 10:30 pm. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW website at the below link –

https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales

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’re 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.  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 Wister Staff at 760-359-0577.

 


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