Archive for December, 2018

Hunt Results for Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Wednesday – 12/12/18

The average bag of waterfowl at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge headed upward from Saturday’s averages. Shovelers held on to first place for number of birds harvested with Gadwall placing in the second position.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/12/18 were as follows:

66 adult hunters and 1 junior hunter checked in with 68 Shovelers, 4 Mallard, 41 Gadwall, 22 Widgeon, 17 Pintail, 13 Green Wing Teal, 6 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Redhead, 1 Ring Neck, 7 Buffleheads, and 1 Ruddy Duck. Once more, no Geese were bagged at Kern on Wednesday.  A single Coot was checked in at Kern on Wednesday.  This came out to an average take of 2.70 ducks per hunter or with the Coot added in, 2.71 waterfowl for each person. Out of 11 reservation cards issued 6 showed up in time to claim their spot.

Kern National Wildlife Refuge 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.  Hunters with reservations must present their reservation at the Hunter Check Station on the Refuge 2 1/2 hours before local shoot time. Vacancies occurring from no-show reservation holders and from hunters leaving the area shall be filled according to the order established in the standby drawing which occurs 2 hours before shoot time, the day of the hunt, and is performed at the Refuge Hunter Check Station. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW website at the below link – Additional information may be obtained by calling their Kern’s office at (661) 725-2767.

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.

 

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Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/12/18

The averages bag of waterfowl at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area ticked back up somewhat from Saturday’s count under clear, calm skies with temperatures juast getting into the high 60s. Gadwall climbed into first place for number of ducks taken with Green Wing Teal maintaining the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/12/18 were as follows:

121 adult and 4 junior hunters bagged 34 Northern Shovelers, 9 Mallard, 69 Gadwall, 9 Widgeon, 3 Pintail, 63 Green Wing Teal, 6 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Ring Neck, 17 Buffleheads, 1 Goldeneye, and 19 Ruddy Ducks. A lone Canada Goose was checked in at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  There were 13 Coots added to the count at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This worked out to an average take of 1.85 ducks per hunter or, with the Goose and Coots included, 1.96 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 52 reservations issued 29 showed on 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 –

https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales

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:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2018/10/30/san-jacinto-wildlife-areas-annual-bryant-park-preschool-toy-drive-begins-3/?fbclid=IwAR3Okyyj61n8gzVCI7BrNRrbrMy9oJQhKRvWogplIeB268pA0Sei0u43OII

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:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/new-procedures-for-donations-for-the-annual-junior-hunt-at-san-jacinto-wildlife-area/

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.

 

Hunt Results for Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Saturday – 12/8/18

The waterfowl take for the Kern National Wildlife Refuge dropped a bit from Wednesday’s count. Shovelers took over first place for number of birds checked in with Pintail showing up in the second position.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 12/8/18 were as follows:

74 adult and 5 junior hunters harvested 43 Shovelers, 5 Mallard, 16 Gadwall, 12 Widgeon, 21 Pintail, 18 Green Wing Teal, 13 Cinnamon Teal, 8 Redheads, 2 Canvasbacks, 4 Ring Necks, 11 Buffleheads, 1 Blue Wing Teal, and 1 Merganser. Again, no Geese were brought in to the check station at Kern on Saturday.  Also, no Coots were bagged at Kern on Saturday.  This worked out to an average bag of 1.96 ducks per gun and, of course, since there were no Geese or Coots, 1.96 waterfowl for each person. Out of 11 reservation cards issued 8 arrived on time to claim their spot.

Kern National Wildlife Refuge 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.  Hunters with reservations must present their reservation at the Hunter Check Station on the Refuge 2 1/2 hours before local shoot time. Vacancies occurring from no-show reservation holders and from hunters leaving the area shall be filled according to the order established in the standby drawing which occurs 2 hours before shoot time, the day of the hunt, and is performed at the Refuge Hunter Check Station. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW website at the below link – Additional information may be obtained by calling their Kern’s office at (661) 725-2767.

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.

 

Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Sunday – 12/9/18

The waterfowl averages for Sunday for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area remained nearly the same as Saturday’s poor averages.  Pintail jumped into first place for number of birds bagged with Cinnamon Teal staying in second place.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 12/9/18 were as follows:

42 adult hunters and 1 junior hunter checked in with 4 Shovelers, 2 Mallards, 2 Gadwall, 12 Pintail, 7 Green Wing Teal, 10 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Ring Necks, 1 Bufflehead, and 8 Ruddy Ducks.  2 Snow Geese were brought in to the check station at Wister on Sunday.  There were no Coots taken at Wister on Sunday.  This figured out to an average take of 1.14 ducks per person or, with the Geese added in, 1.19 waterfowl per gun. Out of 105 reservation cards issued only 10 arrived on time to claim their hunting spot.

Wister is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays 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 the night before at 10:30 pm, with sign-up for the drawing between 7:30 and 10:30 pm. 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’re 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.  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 Wister Staff at 760-359-0577.

 

Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Saturday – 12/8/18

The average waterfowl harvest for Saturday for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area dropped almost a full bird from Wednesday’s numbers.  Widgeon held on to the first position for number of birds taken with Gadwall, Pintail, Green Wing Teal, and Cinnamon Teal all tying for second place.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 12/8/18 were as follows:

115 adult and 7 junior hunters checked in with 2 Shovelers, 10 Mallards, 21 Gadwall, 24 Widgeon, 21 Pintail, 21 Green Wing Teal, 21 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Redheads, 11 Ring Necks, 2 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Blue Wing Teal, and 5 Ruddy Ducks.  There were 2 Snow Geese and 1 Canada Goose harvested at Wister on Saturday.  1 Coot was checked in at Wister on Saturday.  This came out to an average bag of 1.17 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coot included, 1.20 waterfowl per gun. Out of 105 reservation cards issued 28 showed up on time for their spot.

Wister is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays 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 the night before at 10:30 pm, with sign-up for the drawing between 7:30 and 10:30 pm. 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’re 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.  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 Wister Staff at 760-359-0577.

 

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 12/8/18

The duck averages for the San Jacinto Wildlife Area slipped back down slightly from Wednesday’s numbers under clear, calm conditions with temperatures in the high 60s. Shoverlers were found in first place for number of birds bagged with Green Wing Teal slipping back to second place.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 12/8/18 were as follows:

153 adult and 18 junior hunters bagged 52 Northern Shovelers, 11 Mallard, 37 Gadwall, 33 Widgeon, 2 Pintail, 48 Green Wing Teal, 8 Cinnamon Teal, 4 Redheads, 2 Ring Necks, 2 Scaup, 22 Buffleheads, 1 Goldeneye, and 13 Ruddy Ducks. Again, no Geese were harvested at San Jacinto on Saturday.  There were 12 Coots taken at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This came out to an average bag of 1.37 ducks per person or, with the Coots added in, 1.44 waterfowl for each hunter. Tom advised that out of 52 reservations issued 30 arrived on 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 –

https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales

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:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2018/10/30/san-jacinto-wildlife-areas-annual-bryant-park-preschool-toy-drive-begins-3/?fbclid=IwAR3Okyyj61n8gzVCI7BrNRrbrMy9oJQhKRvWogplIeB268pA0Sei0u43OII

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:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/new-procedures-for-donations-for-the-annual-junior-hunt-at-san-jacinto-wildlife-area/

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.

 

Hunt Results for Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Wednesday – 12/5/18

The waterfowl averages for the Kern National Wildlife Refuge went up almost a full bird from Saturday’s fair numbers. Gadwall climbed into first place for number of birds bagged with Shovelers dropping down into the second spot.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/5/18 were as follows:

66 adult hunters and 1 junior hunter checked in with 34 Shovelers, 4 Mallard, 37 Gadwall, 3 Widgeon, 13 Pintail, 28 Green Wing Teal, 12 Cinnamon Teal, 7 Redheads, 5 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 13 Buffleheads, and 5 Ruddy Ducks. There were no Geese bagged at Kern on Wednesday.  11 Coots were also taken at Kern on Wednesday.  This figured out to an average take of 2.41 ducks per hunter or, with the Coots included, 2.58 waterfowl for each person. Out of 12 reservation cards issued 5 showed on time to get their hunting spot.

Kern National Wildlife Refuge 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.  Hunters with reservations must present their reservation at the Hunter Check Station on the Refuge 2 1/2 hours before local shoot time. Vacancies occurring from no-show reservation holders and from hunters leaving the area shall be filled according to the order established in the standby drawing which occurs 2 hours before shoot time, the day of the hunt, and is performed at the Refuge Hunter Check Station. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW website at the below link – Additional information may be obtained by calling their Kern’s office at (661) 725-2767.

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.

 


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