Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 10/24/18

The bird count for San Jacinto Wildlife Area stayed relative the same as the good numbers of opening day under warm conditions in the high 80s and clear cloudless skies.  Cinnamon Teal remained in first place for the number of birds bagged today with Green Wing Teal taking over second place, just two bird short of the Cinnamons.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 10/24/18 were as follows:

120 adult and 10 junior hunters bagged 49 Northern Shovelers, 2 Mallards, 11 Gadwall, 34 Widgeon, 6 Pintail, 125 Green Wing Teal, 127 Cinnamon Teal, 4 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 16 Ring Necks, 1 Blue Wing Teal, 6 Buffleheads, and 40 Ruddy Ducks.  1 Cackling Goose and 4 White Fronted Geese were harvested at San Jacinto today.  In addition, there were 14 Coots brought in to the check station at SJ on Wednesday.  This resulted in an average harvest of 3.25 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coots included, 3.39 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 31 arrived on time.

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

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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