Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/19/18

The waterfowl numbers at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area ticked up somewhat as compared to Saturday’s numbers under clear, calm skies with temperatures getting into the high 70s. Green Wing Teal held on to first place for number of ducks taken with shovelers climbing into the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/19/18 were as follows:

117 adult hunters and 1 junior hunter bagged 31 Northern Shovelers, 1 Mallard, 29 Gadwall, 6 Widgeon, 7 Pintail, 91 Green Wing Teal, 10 Cinnamon Teal, 12 Buffleheads, and 10 Ruddy Ducks. Again, no Geese bagged at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  26 Coots were also brought in at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This figured out to an average harvest of 1.67 ducks for each person or, with the Coots included, 1.89 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 52 reservations issued 27 showed up on time for 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 –

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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