Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 1/29/20

The average bag of Waterfowl at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area rocketed upward compared to Sunday’s usual low average.  Again, Green Wing Teal were the most numerous bird taken with Gadwall climbing into the second position.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/29/20 were as follows:

159 adult hunters and 9 junior hunters took 59 Northern Shovelers, 13 Mallards, 114 Gadwall, 3 Widgeon, 73 Pintail, 171 Green Wing Teal, 62 Cinnamon Teal, 4 Bufflehead, and 2 Blue Wing Teal. 6 Snow Geese were checked in at Wister on Wednesday.  No Coots were downed at Wister on Wednesday.  This came out to an average harvest of 3.00 ducks per person or, with the Geese figured in, 3.04 waterfowl per gun. Out of 104 reservations cards issued 37 hunting parties came in on time to get their spot.

So, the 2019/2020 regular waterfowl season is in the books. Junior hunters have two more chances at the ducks at Wister, in a week and a half, February 8th and 9th.  If you’re a junior hunter or you have a junior hunter in the family you can get in on the Junior Waterfowl hunt on Saturday and Sunday, 2/8 & 2/9/20. If your junior hunter doesn’t have a reservation for the Junior Hunt weekend he or she can still get in on the sweatline drawing, just like any regular hunt day, by showing up 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. For more information, contact the staff at Wister Staff at 760-359-0577.




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