Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 11/25/17

The waterfowl numbers at San Jacinto Wildlife Area spiraled downward from Wednesday’s count, ending up well below a 1 bird average, on another day of temperatures breaking the 90-degree barrier with clear, calm skies. Cinnamon Teal took over the first position for number of ducks bagged with Widgeon sliding back into second place, but just barely, by one bird behind the Cinnamons.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 11/25/17 were as follows:

129 adult and 10 junior hunters bagged 14 Northern Shovelers, 2 Mallards, 22 Widgeon, 4 Bufflehead, 23 Cinnamon Teal, 13 Gadwall, 2 Green Wing Teal, 3 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 10 Ring Necks, 2 Scaup, and 15 Ruddy Ducks.  2 Canada Geese were downed at San Jacinto on Saturday.  There were 5 Coots brought in at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This came out to an average take of 0.80 ducks per person or, with the Geese and Coots included, 0.85 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 25 showed up 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 –

San Jacinto Wildlife Area has begun its annual Toy Drive for the Bryant Park Head Start Preschool.  If you’re able, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the kids.  This is a great program and a chance to show that hunters have a heart.  Details of this year’s toy drive can be seen here:

Also, San Jacinto’s 24th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 3rd, 2018.  New state regulations, which went into effect the year before last, regarding donations for this great event are in effect again this year.  It’s a great cause to donate to as the Junior Hunters are the future of our sport so don’t let a little paperwork keep you from donating. Details on the procedures for donating can be found 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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