Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Sunday – 1/20/19

The waterfowl averages for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area headed downward even more as compared to Saturday’s averages.  Pintail held on to first place for number of birds bagged and Shovelers were still found in the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 1/20/19 were as follows:

63 adult and 6 junior hunters checker in with 18 Shovelers, 6 Mallards, 5 Gadwall, 9 Widgeon, 23 Pintail, 5 Green Wing Teal, 4 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Redheads, 2 Ring Necks, and 2 Bufflehead.  Again, there were no Geese bagged at Wister on Sunday.  A lone Coot was downed at Wister on Sunday.  This worked out to an average take of 1.10 ducks per person or, with the Coot added to the figures, 1.12 waterfowl per gun. Out of 105 reservation cards issued only 11 arrived on time to claim their hunting spot.

Wister is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays only.  At this point in the season it is now too late to put in for reservations on-line through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).   You can still get in on the daily “sweat line” drawing for the remaining blinds by arriving at Wister to get in on the drawing by 10:30 PM the night before. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweat line” spots given out after that.

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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