Archive for November, 2019



Hunt Results for Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Wednesday – 11/6/18

The duck harvest averages for the Kern National Wildlife Refuge dropped a bit compared to Saturday’s good average numbers. Shovelers held on to first place for number of ducks checked in with Gadwall retaining the second position.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/6/19 were as follows:

46 adult hunters and 1 junior hunter checked in with 37 Shovelers, 3 Mallards, 22 Gadwall, 18 Widgeon, 7 Pintail, 6 Green Wing Teal, 12 Cinnamon Teal, 4 Redheads, 3 Ring Necks, 4 Bufflehead, 1 Wood Duck, and 3 Ruddy Ducks. Again, no Geese were harvested at Kern on Wednesday.  6 Coots were brought into the check station at Kern on Wednesday.  This added up to an average bag of 2.55 ducks per hunter and, with the Coots included in the average, 2.68 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 7 reservation cards issued 2 showed up in time to claim their 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 the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 11/6/19

The average take of Waterfowl at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Wednesday rose slightly as compared to Sunday’s low average bag.  Widgeon climbed back into first place for most numerous waterfowl harvested with Pintail found in the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/6/19 were as follows:

63 adult hunters and 3 junior hunters checked in with 2 Northern Shovelers, 6 Mallards, 16 Gadwall, 30 Widgeon, 22 Pintail, 8 Green Wing Teal, 10 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Redheads, 2 Ring Necks, 1 Bufflehead, and 2 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were checked in at Wister on Wednesday.  3 Coots were harvested at Wister on Wednesday. This resulted in an average bag of 1.53 ducks per person or, with the Coots added in, 1.58 waterfowl per gun. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 19 hunters arrived in time to claim their hunting 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 San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 11/6/19

The average bag of Waterfowl at San Jacinto Wildlife Area rose slightly as compared to Saturday’s per person average on a day with fair weather conditions and temperatures topping out in the 80s. Shovelers remained in first place for the number of birds downed on Wednesday with Gadwall taking over the second position.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/6/19 were as follows:

127 adult and 7 junior hunters harvested 59 Northern Shovelers, 9 Mallards, 48 Gadwall, 19 Widgeon, 7 Pintail, 16 Green Wing Teal, 19 Cinnamon Teal, 20 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 24 Ring Necks, 8 Bufflehead, 1 Blue Wing Teal, and 10 Ruddy Ducks. A single Ross’ Goose was checked in at San Jacinto on Wednesday. In addition, 4 Coots were bagged at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This worked out to an average per person of 1.80 ducks or, with the Goose and Coots included, 1.84 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.

 

Hunt Results for Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Saturday – 11/2/18

Waterfowl averages for the Kern National Wildlife Refuge slipped back just slightly compared to Wednesday’s continued good averages. Shovelers held on to first place for number of ducks harvested with Gadwall jumping into the second position.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 11/2/19 were as follows:

58 adult hunters and 4 junior hunters checked in with 49 Shovelers, 5 Mallards, 45 Gadwall, 21 Widgeon, 16 Pintail, 38 Green Wing Teal, 12 Cinnamon Teal, 11 Redheads, 2 Canvasbacks, 2 Ring Necks, 4 Bufflehead, 1 Wood Duck, 2 Ruddy Duck, and 1 duck listed as “other”. Once again there were no Geese or Coots were brought in to the check station at Kern on Saturday.  This figured out to an average take of 3.37 ducks per hunter and, obviously, since there was no Geese or Coots to include in the averages, 3.37 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 7 reservation cards issued 5 showed up in time to claim their 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 the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Sunday – 11/3/19

The average bag of ducks at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Sunday dropped a ways as compared to Saturday’s good averages numbers.  Cinnamon Teal showed up in first place for most numerous waterfowl taken with Widgeon sliding back into the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 11/3/19 were as follows:

44 adult hunters and 4 junior hunters checked in with 3 Mallards, 9 Gadwall, 12 Widgeon, 7 Pintail, 4 Green Wing Teal, 13 Cinnamon Teal, and 4 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were checked in at Wister on Sunday.  In addition, 2 Coots were harvested at Wister on Sunday. This resulted in an average of 1.08 ducks per gun or, with the Geese or Coots added in, 1.13 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 14 hunters arrived in time to claim their hunting 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 the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Saturday – 11/2/19

The waterfowl take averages at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Saturday ticked upward again compared to Wednesday’s good averages numbers.  Widgeon and Gadwall swapped places with Widgeon climbing into first place for the most numerous bird checked in and Gadwall sliding back into the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 11/2/19 were as follows:

100 adult hunters and 6 junior hunters checked in with 3 Northern Shoveler, 20 Mallards, 53 Gadwall, 76 Widgeon, 26 Pintail, 13 Green Wing Teal, 34 Cinnamon Teal, 22 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 13 Ring Necks, 6 Bufflehead, 3 Goldeneye, 1 Merganser, and 9 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were harvested at Wister on Saturday.  There were 7 Coots taken at Wister on Saturday. This resulted in an average of 2.64 ducks per person or, with the Geese or Coots worked in, 2.71 waterfowl per gun. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 24 hunters showed up on time to pick 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 San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 11/2/19

Waterfowl averages for the San Jacinto Wildlife Area slid a little from Wednesday’s per hunter take on a day under weather conditions with temperatures just getting into the 80s with fairly calm skies and a few clouds. Shovelers were in first place for the number of birds taken on Saturday with Cinnamon Teal in the second position.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 11/2/19 were as follows:

146 adult and 12 junior hunters bagged 57 Northern Shovelers, 13 Mallards, 15 Gadwall, 22 Widgeon, 2 Pintail, 12 Green Wing Teal, 25 Cinnamon Teal, 5 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 22 Ring Necks, 13 Bufflehead, 2 Mergansers, and 20 Ruddy Ducks. There were also 2 Snow Geese harvested at San Jacinto on Saturday. In addition, 34 Coots were downed at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This came out to an average harvest of 1.32 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coots added in, 1.55 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards 28 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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