Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 10/19/19

Hunters were treated to an outstanding opening day at San Jacinto Wildlife Area for the start of the 2019/20 waterfowl season.  A great average bird harvest was taken under clear skies and temperatures just topping 80 degrees.  Cinnamon Teal were the number one bird harvested for the opener with Green Wing Teal being found in the second position for number of birds taken on the opener.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 10/19/19 were as follows:

234 adult and 25 junior hunters bagged 80 Northern Shovelers, 479 Cinnamon Teal, 20 Gadwall, 2 Widgeon, 125 Green Wing Teal, 73 Mallards, 2 Redheads, 9 Ring Necks, 2 Blue Wing Teal, 6 Wood Ducks, and 16 Ruddy Ducks.  There were no geese bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday.  There were also 35 coots checked in on Saturday.  This resulted in an average take of 3.14 ducks per hunter or 3.28 waterfowl per person with the coots figured in. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards 45 showed up on time to claim their spot.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. You can put in for reservations on-line 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 after that. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW web site at the below link –

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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