Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 1/17/18

The average waterfowl take at San Jacinto Wildlife Area continued to remain about the same as Saturday’s averages on another day starting with cool temperatures that climbed into the 70’s with clear skies. Green Wing Teal  jumped into first place today for number of birds bagged with Gadwall sliding back into the second position. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 1/17/18 were as follows:

105 adult hunters and 1 junior hunter took home 12 Northern Shovelers, 1 Mallards, 23 Gadwall, 1 Widgeon, 1 Pintail, 31 Green Wing Teal, 18 Cinnamon Teal, 12 Cinnamon Teal, 6 Ring Necks, 2 Scaup, 4 Bufflehead, and 14 Ruddy Ducks.  There were no Geese taken at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  There were also 23 Coots shot at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This worked out to an average harvest of 1.07 ducks per person or, with the Coots added, 1.28 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 24 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:

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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