Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 1/13/18

The waterfowl averages at San Jacinto Wildlife Area remained virtually the same as last Wednesday’s count on a day that started cool with temperatures getting up into the high 70’s with clear skies. Gadwall remained in the first position today for number of birds harvested with Shovelers jumping up into the second spot. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 1/13/18 were as follows:

150 adult and 9 junior hunters harvested 34 Northern Shovelers, 8 Mallards, 36 Gadwall, 17 Widgeon, 1 Pintail, 20 Green Wing Teal, 17 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 7 Bufflehead, 1 Blue Wing Teal, and 3 Ruddy Ducks.  Again, no Geese were taken at San Jacinto on Saturday.  There were 9 Coots checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This figured out to an average take of 0.93 ducks per hunter or, with the Coots included, 0.99 waterfowl per person. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 30 arrived on time for their spot.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. At this point in the season it is now too late to put in for reservations on-line through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).   You can still get in on the daily “sweat line” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweat line” drawing is at 3:30 AM.

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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