Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 10/27/18

The bird count for San Jacinto Wildlife Area dropped quite a bit from Wednesday’s numbers under hot weather conditions slipping into the low 90s under clear cloudless skies.   Green Wing Teal swapped positions with the Cinnamon Teal taking over first place for the number of birds checked in today relegating the Cinnamons to second place.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 10/27/18 were as follows:

129 adult and 17 junior hunters bagged 22 Northern Shovelers, 1 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 14 Widgeon, 5 Pintail, 72 Green Wing Teal, 32 Cinnamon Teal, 7 Redheads, 2 Canvasbacks, 16 Ring Necks, 11 Buffleheads, 1 Wood Duck, 1 Muscovy Duck, and 8 Ruddy Ducks.  There were 2 Cackling Geese and 1 White Fronted Goose bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday.  15 Coots were also brought in to the SJ check station on Saturday.  This resulted in an average take of 1.36 ducks per person or, with the Geese and Coots added in, 1.48 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 36 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 –

San Jacinto Wildlife Area has begun its annual Toy Drive for the Bryant Park Head Start Preschool.  If you’re able, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the kids.  Toys for donation should be targeted for 4 to 5-year-old boys and girls.  This is a great program and a chance to show that hunters have a heart.  SoCalHunt will post an announcement article about the Toy Drive as soon as this year’s flyer is completed.

Also, San Jacinto’s 25th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 2nd, 2019.  New state regulations, which went into effect 3 years ago, 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. Details on the procedures for donating can be found at the below link:

Also, don’t let a little paperwork stop you from donating.  It’s not that hard, I know, I’ve done it every year since DFW started this requirement.

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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