Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Sunday – 1/6/19

As is usual for a Sunday, the average take of waterfowl for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area slid down quite a bit compared to Saturday’s good averages, which were taken by probably the smallest group of hunters ever at Wister.  Pintail jumped back into first place for number of birds taken with Green Wing Teal sliding back into second position.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 1/6/19 were as follows:

11 adult and 2 junior hunters checked in with 7 Pintail, 5 Green Wing Teal, 1 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Redhead, and 1 Canvasback.  There were no Geese or Coots checked in at Wister on Sunday.  This figured out to an average bag of 1.15 ducks per gun and, of course, with no Geese or Coots to add in, 1.15 waterfowl for each person. Out of 105 reservation cards issued only 5 showed up in time to claim 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.

 

 

 

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