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


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