Archive for November, 2019

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 11/30/19

The average Waterfowl harvest at San Jacinto Wildlife Area slid back a little from Wednesday’s fair average on a day with cloudy conditions and temperatures getting into the mid-50s. Shovelers climbed into first place for most numerous bird checked in with Gadwall taking over the second position.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 11/30/19 were as follows:

184 adult and 7 junior hunters bagged 64 Northern Shovelers, 11 Mallards, 38 Gadwall, 12 Widgeon, 2 Pintail, 21 Green Wing Teal, 33 Cinnamon Teal, 23 Redheads, 14 Ring Necks, 3 Scaup, 12 Bufflehead, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Mergansers, and 9 Ruddy Ducks. A lone Ross’ Goose was taken at San Jacinto on Saturday. 17 Coots were also checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This figured out to an average bag of 1.29 ducks per gun or, with the Goose and Coots included, 1.39 waterfowl per person. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards 33 showed up in time to claim their hunting spot.

San Jacinto Wildlife Area has begun its annual Toy Drive for the Bryant Park Head Start Preschool.  If you’re able, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the kids.  Toys for donation should be targeted for 3 to 5-year-old boys and girls.  This is a great program and a chance to show that hunters have a heart. Details of this year’s toy drive can be seen here:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/san-jacinto-wildlife-areas-annual-bryant-park-head-start-preschool-toy-drive-launches/

Also, San Jacinto’s 26th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 8th, 2020.  New state regulations, which went into effect 4 years ago, regarding donations for this great event are in effect again this year.  It’s a great cause to donate to as the Junior Hunters are the future of our sport. Details on the procedures for donating can be found at the below link:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/new-procedures-for-donations-for-the-annual-junior-hunt-at-san-jacinto-wildlife-area/

Also, don’t let a little paperwork stop you from donating.  It’s not that hard, I know, I’ve done it every year since DFW started this requirement.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. You can put in for reservations online 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 website at the below link –

https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales

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.

 

Hunt Results for Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Wednesday – 11/27/18

The average Waterfowl take at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge ticked up slightly compared to Saturday’s good numbers. Shovelers kept their first place position for number of ducks checked in with Green Wing Teal found in the second position, but only by one bird over Mallards.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/27/19 were as follows:

72 adult hunters and 7 junior hunters checked in with 63 Shovelers, 31 Mallards, 14 Gadwall, 4 Widgeon, 11 Pintail, 32 Green Wing Teal, 12 Cinnamon Teal, 13 Redheads, and 6 Ring Necks. There were no Geese shot at Kern on Wednesday.  In addition, 4 Coots were taken at Kern on Wednesday.  This came out to an average harvest of 2.35 ducks per person or, with the Coots figured in, 2.41 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 11 reservation cards issued 3 arrived on time for their hunting spot.

Kern National Wildlife Refuge is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. You can put in for reservations online 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.  Hunters with reservations must present their reservation at the Hunter Check Station on the Refuge 2 1/2 hours before local shoot time. Vacancies occurring from no-show reservation holders and from hunters leaving the area shall be filled according to the order established in the standby drawing which occurs 2 hours before shoot time, the day of the hunt, and is performed at the Refuge Hunter Check Station. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW website at the below link – Additional information may be obtained by calling their Kern’s office at (661) 725-2767.

https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales

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.

 

Shotgun Raffle at Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga to Benefit San Jacinto’s 26th Annual Junior Waterfowl Hunt

Once again, Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga, along with Quail Unlimited are sponsoring a raffle to raise money to purchase prizes for San Jacinto’s 26th Annual Junior Waterfowl hunt, which will be held on Saturday, February 8th, 2020.   Raffle tickets are available at Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga (see below for a Google Maps link to Bass Pros Shop’s location):

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bass+Pro+Shops/@34.1128172,-117.5291929,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c34a185980b999:0x55a12fc2ca27c64a!8m2!3d34.1128128!4d-117.5270042?hl=en

There will be two winners in this raffle and each winner will take home a brand-new Remington 870 Express shotgun.  All the money raised by this raffle will go to purchase prizes for San Jacinto Wildlife Area’s Annual Junior Waterfowl Hunt.  Tickets are only $5 each! The drawing for the shotguns will be held on December 23rd, 2019 and winners need not be present to win.

In addition, if you’d like to support this great event for our Junior Hunters by donating prizes of your own you can do that by following the procedure laid out in the SoCalHunt post at the link below:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2019/09/04/san-jacinto-wildlife-areas-26th-annual-junior-waterfowl-hunt-giveaway-donations-needed/

If you’d like to donate a prize or two (or more) for the Junior Hunt don’t let a little paperwork scare you.  It’s not that hard, I know, I’ve done it.

So, here’s a great chance to get a nice shotgun for a few bucks and support a great event for our Junior Hunter, the future of our sport.

 

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 11/27/19

The average bag of Waterfowl at San Jacinto Wildlife Area shot upward from Saturday’s poor average on a day with rainy weather conditions and temperatures just getting into the mid-50s. Green Wing Teal climbed into first place for most numerous bird checked in with Mallards taking the second position.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/27/19 were as follows:

179 adult and 15 junior hunters checked in with 52 Northern Shovelers, 57 Mallards, 33 Gadwall, 20 Widgeon, 5 Pintail, 69 Green Wing Teal, 40 Cinnamon Teal, 22 Redheads, 2 Canvasback, 15 Ring Necks, 8 Scaup, 5 Bufflehead, 3 Goldeneye, 3 Wood Ducks, and 8 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were harvested at San Jacinto on Wednesday. 7 Coots were also taken at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This worked out to an average take of 1.76 ducks per person or, with the Coots included, 1.80 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards — showed up in time to claim their hunting spot.

San Jacinto Wildlife Area has begun its annual Toy Drive for the Bryant Park Head Start Preschool.  If you’re able, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the kids.  Toys for donation should be targeted for 3 to 5-year-old boys and girls.  This is a great program and a chance to show that hunters have a heart. Details of this year’s toy drive can be seen here:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/san-jacinto-wildlife-areas-annual-bryant-park-head-start-preschool-toy-drive-launches/

Also, San Jacinto’s 26th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 8th, 2020.  New state regulations, which went into effect 4 years ago, regarding donations for this great event are in effect again this year.  It’s a great cause to donate to as the Junior Hunters are the future of our sport. Details on the procedures for donating can be found at the below link:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/new-procedures-for-donations-for-the-annual-junior-hunt-at-san-jacinto-wildlife-area/

Also, don’t let a little paperwork stop you from donating.  It’s not that hard, I know, I’ve done it every year since DFW started this requirement.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. You can put in for reservations online 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 website at the below link –

https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales

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.

 

Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Saturday – 11/23/19 and Sunday – 11/24/19

The average duck harvest at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area rose slightly compared to Wednesday’s poor count, however, when figuring in the Geese and Coots the per gun average actually dropped slightly.  Pintail climbed into first place for most numerous bird bagged with Gadwall and Cinnamon Teal tied for the second spot, but only one bird ahead of the Snow Geese.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 11/23/19 were as follows:

104 adult hunters and 7 junior hunters harvested 11 Northern Shovelers, 5 Mallards, 20 Gadwall, 9 Widgeon, 23 Pintail, 6 Green Wing Teal, 20 Cinnamon Teal, 4 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 10 Ring Necks, 3 Bufflehead, 1 Merganser, and 3 Ruddy Ducks. 19 Snow Geese were harvested at Wister on Saturday.  4 Coots were also taken at Wister on Saturday. This worked out to an average bag of 1.05 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coots included, 1.25 waterfowl per gun. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 28 checked in on time to get their spot.

The Waterfowl average take at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area slid back even further compared to Saturday’s poor average.  Snow Geese climbed back into first place for most numerous bird checked in with Mallards found in the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 11/24/19 were as follows:

52 adult hunters and 2 junior hunters checked in with 7 Mallards, 2 Gadwall, 1 Widgeon, 3 Pintail, 3 Green Wing Teal, 1 Cinnamon Teal, and 1 Bufflehead. 17 Snow Geese and 1 Ross’ Goose were taken at Wister on Sunday.  No Coots were bagged at Wister on Sunday. This came out to an average harvest of 0.33 ducks per gun or, with the Geese worked into the average, 0.67 waterfowl per person. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 17 checked in on time to get their spot.

Wister is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays only. You can put in for reservations online 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 the night before at 10:30 pm, with sign-up for the drawing between 7:30 and 10:30 pm. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW website at the below link –

https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales

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.

 

 

 

Hunt Results for Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Saturday – 11/23/18

The average bag of Waterfowl at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge headed back down compared to Wednesday’s good count. Shovelers held on to first place for number of ducks taken with Gadwall retaining the second position.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 11/23/19 were as follows:

77 adult hunters and 1 junior hunter checked in with 72 Shovelers, 7 Mallards, 29 Gadwall, 8 Widgeon, 5 Pintail, 12 Green Wing Teal, 24 Cinnamon Teal, 10 Redheads, 2 Canvasbacks, 2 Ring Necks, and 7 Buffleheads. Again, no Geese were taken at Kern on Saturday.  4 Coots were checked in at Kern on Saturday.  This came out to an average take of 2.28 ducks per gun and, with the Geese or Coots added in, 2.33 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 11 reservation cards issued 7 arrived on time for their hunting spot.

Kern National Wildlife Refuge is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. You can put in for reservations online 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.  Hunters with reservations must present their reservation at the Hunter Check Station on the Refuge 2 1/2 hours before local shoot time. Vacancies occurring from no-show reservation holders and from hunters leaving the area shall be filled according to the order established in the standby drawing which occurs 2 hours before shoot time, the day of the hunt, and is performed at the Refuge Hunter Check Station. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW website at the below link – Additional information may be obtained by calling their Kern’s office at (661) 725-2767.

https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales

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.

 

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 11/23/19

The average take of Waterfowl at San Jacinto Wildlife Area nosedived from Wednesday’s good average on a day with clear and calm weather conditions with temperatures just touching 70 degrees.  Gadwall took over first position for most numerous duck bagged with Cinnamon Teal dropping back into the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 11/23/19 were as follows:

190 adult and 14 junior hunters checked in with 18 Northern Shovelers, 14 Mallards, 49 Gadwall, 7 Widgeon, 5 Pintail, 12 Green Wing Teal, 33 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Redheads, 4 Ring Necks, 2 Scaup, 9 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye, and 9 Ruddy Ducks. 4 White Fronted Geese were downed at San Jacinto on Saturday. 13 Coots were also brought in to the check station at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This figured out to an average bag of 0.81 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coots included, 0.89 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards 31 arrived on time for their hunting spot.

San Jacinto Wildlife Area has begun its annual Toy Drive for the Bryant Park Head Start Preschool.  If you’re able, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the kids.  Toys for donation should be targeted for 3 to 5-year-old boys and girls.  This is a great program and a chance to show that hunters have a heart. Details of this year’s toy drive can be seen here:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/san-jacinto-wildlife-areas-annual-bryant-park-head-start-preschool-toy-drive-launches/

Also, San Jacinto’s 26th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 8th, 2020.  New state regulations, which went into effect 4 years ago, regarding donations for this great event are in effect again this year.  It’s a great cause to donate to as the Junior Hunters are the future of our sport. Details on the procedures for donating can be found at the below link:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/new-procedures-for-donations-for-the-annual-junior-hunt-at-san-jacinto-wildlife-area/

Also, don’t let a little paperwork stop you from donating.  It’s not that hard, I know, I’ve done it every year since DFW started this requirement.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. You can put in for reservations online 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 website at the below link –

https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales

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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