Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 11/7/18

The average bag for the San Jacinto Wildlife Area hunters jumped up into the “very good” category from Saturday’s fair count with weather conditions reflecting mild temperatures, in the mid 70’s, with an occasional cloud found in the skies.   Widgeon climbed into first place for number of birds checked in with Green Wing Teal sliding back to the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/7/18 were as follows:

113 adult and 5 junior hunters bagged 15 Northern Shovelers, 17 Mallard, 34 Gadwall, 67 Widgeon, 10 Pintail, 62 Green Wing Teal, 17 Cinnamon Teal, 6 Redhead, 2 Canvasbacks, 48 Ring Necks, 4 Scaup, 3 Buffleheads, 1 Blue Wing Teal, and 13 Ruddy Ducks.  There were no Geese harvested at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  There were 9 Coots brought in to the check station on Wednesday.  This figured out to an average take of 2.53 ducks per hunter or, with the Coots added in, 2.61 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 26 showed up in time to claim 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 –

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 3 to 5-year-old boys and girls.  This is a great program and a chance to show that hunters have a heart. Details of this year’s toy drive can be seen here:

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 so don’t let a little paperwork keep you from donating. 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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