Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 1/18/20

The waterfowl average at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area stayed virtually the same as Wednesday’s average on a day with mostly clear weather conditions and temperatures just getting into the 70s.  Green Wing Teal held on to first place for the most numerous bird bagged with Shovelers climbing up into the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 1/18/20 were as follows:

178 adult and 12 junior hunters harvested 78 Northern Shovelers, 13 Mallards, 49 Gadwall, 4 Widgeon, 22 Pintail, 100 Green Wing Teal, 24 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Redheads, 1 Scaup, 6 Bufflehead, 1 Blue Wing Teal, and 17 Ruddy Ducks. There were no Geese checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday. Also, 2 Coots were downed at San Jacinto on Saturday.  The per person average came out to 1.67 ducks or, with the Coots added, 1.68 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards issued 27 arrived 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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