Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Sunday – 1/27/19

The waterfowl averages for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area took a downturn, as is usual for a Sunday, compared to Saturday’s averages.  Pintail popped up in the first position for number of birds taken and Shovelers held on to the second position.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 1/27/19 were as follows:

91 adult and 7 junior hunters checked in with 33 Shovelers, 1 Mallards, 4 Gadwall, 12 Widgeon, 36 Pintail, 30 Green Wing Teal, 19 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Redheads, 1 Ring Neck, and 4 Ruddy Ducks.  There were 2 Snow Geese and 7 Coots taken at Wister on Sunday.  This worked out to an average bag of 1.46 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coots included in the figures, 1.55 waterfowl per gun. Out of 105 reservation cards issued only 19 showed up in time to claim their hunting spot.

So, the 2018/2019 regular waterfowl season is in the books. Junior hunters have two more chances at the ducks at Wister, next weekend, February 2nd and 3rd.  If you’re a junior hunter or you have a junior hunter in the family you can get in on the Junior Waterfowl hunt, next Saturday and Sunday, 2/2 & 2/3/19. If your junior hunter doesn’t have a reservation for the Junior Hunt weekend he or she can still get in on the sweatline drawing, just like any regular hunt day, by showing up 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. For more information, contact the staff at Wister Staff at 760-359-0577.


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