Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 1/23/19

The waterfowl averages for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area climbed back up, as usual, compared to Sunday’s low averages.  Pintail and Shovelers swapped places again with Shovelers jumping up in to first place for number of birds taken and Pintail sliding back to the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/23/19 were as follows:

153 adult and 5 junior hunters checker in with 107 Shovelers, 34 Gadwall, 9 Widgeon, 84 Pintail, 64 Green Wing Teal, 42 Cinnamon Teal, 9 Redheads, 3 Ring Necks, 6 Bufflehead, 11 Blue Wing Teal, and 9 Ruddy Ducks.  Again, there were no Geese checked in at Wister on Wednesday.  Also, no Coots were collected at Wister on Wednesday.  This figured out to an average harvest of 2.39 ducks per hunter and, of course, with no Geese or Coots to add to the figures, 2.39 waterfowl per gun. Out of 105 reservation cards issued 31 showed up in 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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