Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 1/19/19

Waterfowl averages at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area slid back even further compared to Wednesday’s averages under clear skies with temperatures climbing into the low 70s.  Shovelers were way out front in the first position for number of ducks taken with Gadwall still sitting in the second position.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 1/19/19 were as follows:

147 adult and 24 junior hunters bagged 107 Shovelers, 4 Mallards, 28 Gadwall, 3 Widgeon, 3 Pintail, 12 Green Wing Teal, 14 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Redheads, 1 Scaup, 1 Blue Wing Teal, 5 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye, and 16 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were harvested again at San Jacinto on Saturday.  5 Coots were also checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This worked out to an average harvest of 1.15 ducks per gun or, with the Coots figured in, 1.18 waterfowl for each hunter. Out of 52 reservation cards issued 29 showed up on time to claim their spot.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. At this point in the season, it is now too late to put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).   You can still get in on the daily “sweat line” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweat line” drawing is at 3:30 AM.

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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