Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 1/11/20

The average take of Waterfowl for the San Jacinto Wildlife Area headed downward compared to Wednesday’s average on a day with partly cloudy weather conditions and temperatures just touching 60 degrees.  Green Wing Teal and Shovelers swapped positions again with the Green Wings jumping back into first place for the most numerous bird checked in and the Shovelers sliding back into the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 1/11/20 were as follows:

171 adult and 15 junior hunters harvested 40 Northern Shovelers, 2 Mallards, 28 Gadwall, 5 Widgeon, 2 Pintail, 47 Green Wing Teal, 20 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Canvasbacks, 4 Ring Necks, 5 Bufflehead, 4 Mergansers, and 18 Ruddy Ducks. There were no Geese bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday. Also, 26 Coots were taken at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This figured out to an average harvest of 0.95 ducks per gun or, with the Coots added in, 1.09 waterfowl per person. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards issued 29 hunters showed up in time to get their spot.

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 –

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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