Archive for January, 2020

Hunt Results for Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Saturday – 1/25/20

The waterfowl average bag at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge dropped a bit compared to Wednesday’s average. Cinnamon Teal were the most numerous bird checked in with Gadwall holding on to the second spot.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 1/25/20 were as follows:

111 adult hunters and 3 junior hunters harvested 52 Shovelers, 8 Mallards, 75 Gadwall, 11 Widgeon, 13 Pintail, 46 Green Wing Teal, 89 Cinnamon Teal, 41 Redheads, 7 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, and 4 Bufflehead. No Geese were checked in at Kern on Saturday.  Also, a lone Coot was downed at Kern on Saturday.  The figured out to an average bag of 3.04 ducks per hunter or, with the Coot added in, 3.05 waterfowl per gun. There was no info given regarding how many reservation holders showed up on time for their spot.

Kern National Wildlife Refuge is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. At this point in the season, it is now too late to put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).   You can still get in on the daily “sweat line” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of.  Reservation spots are given out at the Hunter Check Station on the Refuge 2 ½ hours before local shoot time and the “sweat line” drawing is performed 2 hours before shoot time, the day of the hunt, also at the Refuge Hunter Check Station.

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 – 1/25/20, and Sunday 1/26/20

The average bag of Waterfowl at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area dropped a little compared to Wednesday’s average.  Green Wing Teal were the most numerous bird taken with Cinnamon Teal the second position.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 1/25/20 were as follows:

191 adult hunters and 7 junior hunters took 65 Northern Shovelers, 11 Mallards, 43 Gadwall, 4 Widgeon, 46 Pintail, 263 Green Wing Teal, 68 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Redhead, 1Canvaasback, 9 Bufflehead, 1 Blue Wing Teal, 1 Merganser, and 2 Ruddy Ducks. 6 Snow Geese were checked in at Wister on Saturday.  1 Coot was downed at Wister on Saturday.  This came out to an average harvest of 2.60 ducks per person or, with the Geese and Coot figured in, 2.64 waterfowl per gun. Out of 104 reservations cards issued 34 hunting parties came in on time to get their spot.

The average bag of Waterfowl at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area plummeted compared to Saturday’s average.  Green Wing Teal were again the most numerous bird taken with Cinnamon Teal holding on to the second position.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 1/26/20 were as follows:

70 adult hunters and 1 junior hunters took 9 Northern Shovelers, 3 Mallards, 10 Gadwall, 6 Pintail, 17 Green Wing Teal, 15 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Bufflehead, and 1 Blue Wing Teal. 10 Snow Geese were checked in at Wister on Sunday.  5 Coots were downed at Wister on Sunday.  This came out to an average harvest of 0.89 ducks per person or, with the Geese and Coots figured in, 1.10 waterfowl per gun. Out of 104 reservations cards issued — hunting parties came in on time to get their spot.

Wister is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays only.  At this point in the season it is now too late to put in for reservations on-line through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).   You can still get in on the daily “sweat line” drawing for the remaining blinds by arriving 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.

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 – 1/25/20

The per hunter waterfowl average harvest at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area dropped compared to Wednesday’s average on a day with partly cloudy weather conditions and temperatures getting into the mid 70s.  Green Wing Teal held on to first place for the most numerous bird taken with Cinnamon Teal climbing into the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 1/25/20 were as follows:

160 adult and 14 junior hunters checked in with 19 Northern Shovelers, 7 Mallards, 22 Gadwall, 1 Widgeon, 3 Pintail, 46 Green Wing Teal, 28 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Redhead, 3 Bufflehead, and 21 Ruddy Ducks. There were no Geese shot at San Jacinto on Saturday. Also, 15 Coots were bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This came out to an average take of 0.87 ducks or, with the Coots added in, 0.95 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards sent out 25 showed in time to get their spot.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. At this point in the season, it is now too late to put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).   You can still get in on the daily “sweat line” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweat line” drawing is at 3:30 AM.

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 – 1/22/20

The average take of waterfowl at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge climbed upward compared to Saturday’s average. Shovelers held on to first position for the most numerous bird bagged with Gadwall taking over the second spot.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/22/20 were as follows:

90 adult hunters and 1 junior hunter took 92 Shovelers, 3 Mallards, 83 Gadwall, 14 Widgeon, 24 Pintail, 58 Green Wing Teal, 48 Cinnamon Teal, 12 Redheads, 3 Ring Necks, 3 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Ruddy Duck. There were no Geese or Coots checked in at Kern on Wednesday. This came out to an average take of 3.76 ducks per person or, obviously, with no Geese or Coots to include, 3.76 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 15 reservations issued 6 hunters showed up on time to get their spot.

Kern National Wildlife Refuge is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. At this point in the season, it is now too late to put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).   You can still get in on the daily “sweat line” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of.  Reservation spots are given out at the Hunter Check Station on the Refuge 2 ½ hours before local shoot time and the “sweat line” drawing is performed 2 hours before shoot time, the day of the hunt, also at the Refuge Hunter Check Station.

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 – 1/18/20

The average per hunter bag of waterfowl at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge fell somewhat compared to Wednesday’s average. Shovelers took over first place for the most numerous bird taken with Green Wing Teal sliding back into the second spot.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 1/18/20 were as follows:

110 adult hunters and 5 junior hunters checked in with 75 Shovelers, 3 Mallards, 54 Gadwall, 12 Widgeon, 19 Pintail, 69 Green Wing Teal, 39 Cinnamon Teal, 39 Redheads, 7 Ring Necks, 7 Bufflehead, and 13 Ruddy Ducks. There were also 3 White Fronted Geese and 1 Snow Goose harvested at Kern on Saturday.  No Coots were shot at Kern on Saturday.  The worked out to an average bag of ducks of 2.93 per person or, with the Geese added in, 2.96 waterfowl per hunter. Out of the 15 reservation cards sent out 10 hunters showed on time to get their spot.

Kern National Wildlife Refuge is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. At this point in the season, it is now too late to put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).   You can still get in on the daily “sweat line” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of.  Reservation spots are given out at the Hunter Check Station on the Refuge 2 ½ hours before local shoot time and the “sweat line” drawing is performed 2 hours before shoot time, the day of the hunt, also at the Refuge Hunter Check Station.

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 – 1/22/20

The average Waterfowl harvest at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area shot back upward compared to Sunday’s usual low average.  Green Wing Teal climbed back into first place for the most numerous bird bagged with Gadwall sliding back into the second position.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/22/20 were as follows:

100 adult hunters and 1 junior hunter took 40 Northern Shovelers, 10 Mallards, 50 Gadwall, 2 Widgeon, 26 Pintail, 150 Green Wing Teal, 36 Cinnamon Teal, 4 Bufflehead, 1 Blue Wing Teal, and 1 Ruddy Duck. A lone Snow Goose was taken at Wister on Wednesday.  No Coots were checked in at Wister on Wednesday.  This figured out to an average bag of 3.17 ducks per gun or, with the Goose worked into the total, 3.18 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 104 reservations issued 26 hunters showed up on time for their spot.

Wister is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays only.  At this point in the season it is now too late to put in for reservations on-line through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).   You can still get in on the daily “sweat line” drawing for the remaining blinds by arriving 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.

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 – 1/22/20

The waterfowl average take at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area stayed virtually the same as Saturday’s average on a day with clear skies and temperatures getting into the low 60s.  The most numerous bird checked in was Green Wing Teal with Shovelers still in the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/22/20 were as follows:

144 adult and 6 junior hunters bagged 59 Northern Shovelers, 15 Mallards, 27 Gadwall, 1 Widgeon, 16 Pintail, 63 Green Wing Teal, 25 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 2 Ring Neck, 4 Bufflehead, and 13 Ruddy Ducks. There were no Geese downed at San Jacinto on Wednesday. Also, 12 Coots were taken at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This came out to a per hunter average of 1.52 ducks or, with the Coots included, 1.60 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards issued 18 showed on time to claim their spot.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. At this point in the season, it is now too late to put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).   You can still get in on the daily “sweat line” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweat line” drawing is at 3:30 AM.

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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