Archive for December, 2019

Hunt Results for Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Saturday – 12/28/18

The Waterfowl per hunter average at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge climbed upward again compared to last Saturday’s average harvest (there was no hunting this past Wednesday due to Christmas falling on Wednesday). Shovelers were the most numerous duck taken with Green Wing Teal again holding the second spot.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 12/28/19 were as follows:

117 adult hunters and 7 junior hunters bagged 130 Shovelers, 21 Mallards, 81 Gadwall, 53 Widgeon, 37 Pintail, 104 Green Wing Teal, 41 Cinnamon Teal, 63 Redheads, 1 Ring Neck, 1 Blue Wing Teal, 14 Bufflehead, and 2 Mergansers. A lone White Fronted Goose was downed at Kern on Saturday.  No Coots were checked in at Kern on Saturday.  The duck average worked out to 4.42 per gun or, with the Goose included in the average, 4.43 waterfowl per person. Out of 11 reservation cards, 7 arrived on 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 Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Saturday – 12/21/19

Waterfowl Averages at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge jumped upward compared to Wednesday’s average harvest. The first place for most numerous ducks checked in was taken by Gadwalls with Green Wing Teal retaining their second spot.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 12/21/19 were as follows:

131 adult hunters and 5 junior hunters bagged 68 Shovelers, 68 Mallards, 125 Gadwall, 42 Widgeon, 21 Pintail, 98 Green Wing Teal, 47 Cinnamon Teal, 24 Redheads, 5 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 8 Bufflehead, and 8 Ruddy Ducks. Again, no Geese were taken at Kern on Saturday.  11 Coots were downed at Kern on Saturday.  The average number of ducks came out to 3.78 per hunter or, with the Coots added into the average, 3.86 waterfowl per gun. Out of 11 reservation cards, 7 showed on time to get 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, Saturday – 12/28/19 and Sun day 12/29/19

The average Waterfowl take at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area skyrocketed compared to last Sunday’s usual low average (there was no hunting this past Wednesday due to Christmas falling on Wednesday).  The most numerous bird taken was Green Wing Teal with Cinnamon Teal found in second place.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 12/28/19 were as follows:

123 adult hunters and 11 junior hunters checked in with 19 Northern Shovelers, 17 Mallards, 51 Gadwall, 13 Widgeon, 66 Pintail, 223 Green Wing Teal, 76 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Redhead, 5 Bufflehead, 5 Blue Wing Teal, and 4 Ruddy Ducks. 1 Snow Goose was harvested at Wister on Saturday.  3 Coots were also taken at Wister on Saturday. This figured out to an average harvest of 3.58 ducks per hunter or, with the Goose and Coots included, 3.61 waterfowl per person. Out of 104 reservation cards, 31 arrived on time to claim their spot.

The average Waterfowl harvest for Sunday at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area dropped back down compared to Saturday’s great average.  Green Wing Teal held on to first place for the most numerous bird taken with Pintail climbing into the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 12/29/19 were as follows:

40 adult hunters and 5 junior hunters bagged 7 Northern Shovelers, 11 Gadwall, 1 Widgeon, 14 Pintail, 33 Green Wing Teal, 7 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Redhead, 1 Bufflehead, and 2 Mergansers. No Geese were checked in at Wister on Sunday.  There were 2 Coots downed at Wister on Sunday. This came out to an average take of 1.71 ducks per gun or, with the Coots figured in, 1.76 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 104 reservation cards, 12 showed up on time to get 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, Saturday – 12/28/19

The average Waterfowl bag at San Jacinto Wildlife Area dropped slightly from last Saturday’s average (since there was no hunting on Wednesday due to Christmas falling on Wednesday) on a day with clear, sunny weather conditions and temperatures getting into the mid 50s. Green Wing Teal were again the most numerous bird harvested with Gadwall showing up in the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 12/28/19 were as follows:

185 adult and 10 junior hunters harvested 59 Northern Shovelers, 26 Mallards, 67 Gadwall, 6 Widgeon, 36 Pintail, 77 Green Wing Teal, 38 Cinnamon Teal, 4 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 7 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 6 Bufflehead, and 16 Ruddy Ducks. There were no Geese taken at San Jacinto on Saturday. 8 Coots were also downed at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This figured out to an average bag of 1.76 ducks per gun or, with the Coots included in the average, 1.81 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards issued 30 showed on time for their hunting spot.

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, Sunday – 12/22/19

The average harvest of Waterfowl from the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area as is usual for Sunday, nosedived compared to Saturday’s good average.  Number one position for most numerous bird checked in was Green Wing Teal again with Pintail holding on to second place.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 12/22/19 were as follows:

58 adult hunters and 2 junior hunters took 2 Northern Shovelers, 1 Mallard, 3 Gadwall, 1 Widgeon, 8 Pintail, 22 Green Wing Teal, 5 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Redheads, 2 Bufflehead, 1 Blue Wing Teal, and 1 Merganser. There were no Geese bagged at Wister on Sunday.  3 Coots were also checked in at Wister on Sunday. This figured out to a per person average of 0.80 ducks or, with the Coots included, 0.85 waterfowl per gun. Out of 104 reservation cards 8 arrived on time to pick their hunting area.

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 – 12/21/19

The average Waterfowl take at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area headed upward compared to Wednesday’s average.  Green Wing Teal held on to first spot for the most numerous bird checked in with Pintail holding on to their second position.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 12/21/19 were as follows:

128 adult hunters and 7 junior hunters bagged 14 Northern Shovelers, 7 Mallards, 20 Gadwall, 9 Widgeon, 53 Pintail, 118 Green Wing Teal, 37 Cinnamon Teal, 5 Redheads, 1 Ring Neck, 2 Scaup, 12 Bufflehead, 2 Blue Wing Teal, 1 Merganser, and 3 Ruddy Ducks. There were no Geese checked in at Wister on Saturday.  3 Coots were also bagged at Wister on Saturday. This came out to an average bag of 2.10 ducks per person or, with the Coots added in, 2.13 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 104 reservation cards issued, 32 showed up 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, Saturday – 12/21/19

The Waterfowl average take at San Jacinto Wildlife Area slid downward from Wednesday’s good average on a day with mostly cloudy weather conditions and temperatures that just touched 70 degrees. Shovelers and Green Wing Teal swapped spots again with Green Wing Teal the most numerous bird harvested with Shovelers sliding back to the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 12/21/19 were as follows:

159 adult and 7 junior hunters checked in with 71 Northern Shovelers, 22 Mallards, 39 Gadwall, 9 Widgeon, 20 Pintail, 109 Green Wing Teal, 20 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Redheads, 2 Canvasbacks, 5 Ring Necks, 9 Bufflehead, and 7 Ruddy Ducks. There were no Geese bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday. 7 Coots were also checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This worked out to an average take of 1.90 ducks per hunter or, with the Coots worked in, 1.95 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards issued 31 arrived on time to get their hunting spot.

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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