Archive for December, 2017

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 12/30/17

The waterfowl take at San Jacinto Wildlife Area continued the downward trend from Wednesday’s count on a day that started cold with temperatures ending up in the mid 70’s under clear skies. Green Wing Teal continued to dominate first position for number of birds bagged with Shovelers remaining in the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 12/30/17 were as follows:

160 adult and 11 junior hunters harvested 25 Northern Shovelers, 12 Mallards, 21 Gadwall, 6 Widgeon, 3 Pintail, 85 Green Wing Teal, 16 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Ring Neck, 3 Bufflehead, and 10 Ruddy Ducks.  Again, no Geese were taken at San Jacinto on Saturday.  8 Coots were brought in to the check station at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This worked out to an average bag of 1.06 ducks per hunter or, with the Coots included, 1.11 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 30 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 –

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

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:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/new-procedures-for-donations-for-the-annual-junior-hunt-at-san-jacinto-wildlife-area/

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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Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/27/17

The waterfowl take at San Jacinto Wildlife Area took a downward turn compared to Saturday’s good averages on a day with warm temperatures and mostly clear skies. Green Wing Teal were still holding in first place for number of birds taken with Shovelers continuing in the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/27/17 were as follows:

150 adult and 12 junior hunters harvested 38 Northern Shovelers, 13 Mallards, 35 Gadwall, 4 Widgeon, 12 Pintail, 76 Green Wing Teal, 34 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 4 Bufflehead, 1 Merganser, and 7 Ruddy Ducks.  There were no Geese checked in at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  9 Coots were taken at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This came out to an average harvest of 1.40 ducks per hunter or, with the Coots included, 1.46 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 25 arrived on time to claim 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 –

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

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:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/new-procedures-for-donations-for-the-annual-junior-hunt-at-san-jacinto-wildlife-area/

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.

Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/20/17, Saturday – 12/23/17, and Sunday – 12/24/17

The waterfowl count at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Wednesday continued the upward trend compared to Sunday’s surprisingly good numbers.  Widgeon were in the first place Wednesday for number of birds taken with Pintail found in at the second position.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/20/17 were as follows:

132 adult hunters and 1 junior hunter checked in 13 Northern Shovelers, 5 Mallards, 66 Gadwall, 86 Widgeon, 80 Pintail, 54 Green Wing Teal, 32 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Redheads, 4 Canvasbacks, 6 Ring Necks, 8 Bufflehead, 5 Blue Wing Teal, and 2 Ruddy Ducks.  43 Snow Geese were taken at Wister on Wednesday.  There were no Coots checked in at Wister on Wednesday.  This came out to an average take of 2.73 ducks per gun or, with the Geese included, 3.05 waterfowl for each hunter. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 40 showed up on time to claim their spot.

The waterfowl take for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Saturday took a slight downturn turn compared to Wednesday’s count.  Green Wing Teal jumped into the first position for number of birds harvested with Pintails holding on to second place. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 12/23/17 were as follows:

180 adult and 13 junior hunters checked in 14 Northern Shoveler, 5 Mallards, 62 Gadwall, 71 Widgeon, 76 Pintail, 97 Green Wing Teal, 34 Cinnamon Teal, 10 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 4 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 18 Bufflehead, 1 Blue Wing Teal, and 14 Ruddy Ducks.  There were also 58 Snow Geese checked in at Wister on Saturday.  Again, no Coots were bagged at Wister on Saturday.  This came out to an average take of 2.11 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese included, 2.41 waterfowl per person. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 30 arrived on time to for their spot.

The waterfowl take for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Sunday, as is usual, dropped quite a bit compared to Saturday’s count. Snow Geese took over the first position for number of waterfowl taken on Sunday with Pintail still holding the second spot. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 12/24/17 were as follows:

40 adult hunters and 1 junior hunter harvested 2 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 8 Widgeon, 9 Pintail, 8 Green Wing Teal, 2 Cinnamon Teal and 1 Ruddy Duck. There were 10 Snow Geese downed at Wister on Sunday.  No Coots were shot at Wister on Sunday.  This came out to an average take of 0.85 ducks per person or, with the Geese added in 1.10 waterfowl for each hunter. There was no information provided about the number of reservations claimed on Sunday.

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.

 

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 12/23/17

The waterfowl harvest averages at San Jacinto Wildlife Area remained almost the same as last Wednesday’s good totals on a day with cool temperatures and partly cloudy skies. Green Wing Teal were again found in first place for number of birds taken with Shovelers holding on to the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 12/23/17 were as follows:

144 adult and 10 junior hunters checked in with 84 Northern Shovelers, 22 Mallards, 45 Gadwall, 13 Widgeon, 33 Pintail, 100 Green Wing Teal, 40 Cinnamon Teal, 5 Ring Necks, 7 Bufflehead, and 6 Ruddy Ducks.  There were 2 Snow Geese downed at San Jacinto on Saturday.  There were also 2 Coots brought in to the check station at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This came out to an average harvest of 2.31 ducks per person or, with the Coots included, 2.33 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 34 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 –

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

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:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/new-procedures-for-donations-for-the-annual-junior-hunt-at-san-jacinto-wildlife-area/

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

San Jacinto Hunters Come Through Again! San Jacinto’s Annual Bryant Park Toy Drive a Big Success!

Once again, the hunters at San Jacinto Wildlife Area came through with toy donations for SJ’s Annual Bryant Park Head Start Preschool Toy Drive.  A BIG THANKS to all hunters who were able to donate toys to this great cause.

Santa stopped by the party and gave out two toys to all 60 of the preschool’s kids, plus there were even enough to give a toy to the preschoolers’ siblings.  A great time was had by all!  And some great food and desserts were brought in by the parents too!

Once again, the San Jacinto Staff (and me too) would like to extend a big thanks to the San Jacinto hunters for all their very generous toy donations to make this all possible.  SJ hunters, as they always do, have proved they have a heart and really care.

Thanks once more for all the generous toy donations!

I’ll just let the pictures tell the story:

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/20/17

The waterfowl harvest at San Jacinto Wildlife Area headed back upward from Saturday’s fair count on a day with cool temperatures and partly cloudy skies. Green Wing Teal held on to first place for number of birds harvested with Shovelers moving up into the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/20/17 were as follows:

134 adult and 7 junior hunters bagged 53 Northern Shovelers, 17 Mallards, 38 Gadwall, 9 Widgeon, 16 Pintail, 107 Green Wing Teal, 49 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 17 Ring Necks, 10 Bufflehead, and 15 Ruddy Ducks.  No Geese were bagged at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  There were 5 Coots checked in at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This worked out to an average bag of 2.37 ducks per person or, with the Coots added in, 2.40 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 21 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 –

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

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:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/new-procedures-for-donations-for-the-annual-junior-hunt-at-san-jacinto-wildlife-area/

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.

 

Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/13/17, Saturday – 12/16/17, and Sunday – 12/17/17

The waterfowl averages at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Wednesday jumped up quite a bit compared to Sunday’s very low count.  Despite a one bird limit, Pintails were found in the first spot for number of birds taken with Gadwalls coming in at the second position, but only by one bird over Widgeon.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/13/17 were as follows:

76 adult and 3 junior hunters checked in 14 Northern Shovelers, 4 Mallards, 38 Gadwall, 37 Widgeon, 45 Pintail, 7 Green Wing Teal, 20 Cinnamon Teal, 5 Redheads, 7 Ring Necks, and 3 Bufflehead.  15 Snow Geese were bagged at Wister on Wednesday.  No Coots were taken at Wister on Wednesday.  This came out to an average take of 2.28 ducks per gun or, with the Geese added in, 2.47 waterfowl for each hunter. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 24 arrived on time for their spot.

The waterfowl take for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Saturday slid downward a little compared to Wednesday’s count.  Widgeon jumped up to first place for number of birds checked in with Pintails dropping back to second place. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 12/16/17 were as follows:

210 adult and 10 junior hunters checked in 26 Northern Shoveler, 18 Mallards, 45 Gadwall, 112 Widgeon, 79 Pintail, 70 Green Wing Teal, 44 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Redheads, 2 Canvasbacks, 26 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 7 Bufflehead, 5 Blue Wing Teal, 2 Mergansers, and 1 Ruddy Ducks.  There were also 31 Snow Geese and 1 Ross’ Goose harvested at Wister on Saturday.  No Coots were bagged at Wister on Saturday.  This came out to an average take of 2.00 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese included, 2.15 waterfowl per person. Out of 100 reservation cards issued 34 showed up on time to for their spot.

The waterfowl take for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Sunday slipped back a little from Saturday’s count, but not nearly as much as usual. Widgeon remained in first position for number of waterfowl bagged on Sunday with Pintail retaining the second spot. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 12/17/17 were as follows:

77 adult and 6 junior hunters harvested 10 Northern Shovelers, 13 Mallard, 35 Gadwall, 45 Widgeon, 38 Pintail, 5 Green Wing Teal, 2 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Redheads, 2 Ring Necks, 2 Scaup, 3 Bufflehead, and 1 Ruddy Duck. There were 24 Snow Geese bagged at Wister on Sunday.  No Coots were checked in at Wister on Sunday.  This came out to an average take of 1.92 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese added in, 2.20 waterfowl for each gun. Out of 100 reservation cards issued only 19 arrived on time to claim 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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