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Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 1/8/20

The Waterfowl average bag at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area jumped back upward compared to Sunday’s fair average.  The most numerous bird checked in was Green Wing Teal with Shovelers taking over the second position.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/8/20 were as follows:

99 adult hunters and 5 junior hunters checked in with 59 Northern Shovelers, 2 Mallards, 29 Gadwall, 6 Widgeon, 33 Pintail, 82 Green Wing Teal, 23 Cinnamon Teal, 5 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye, 6 Blue Wing Teal, and 1 Ruddy Duck. There were 2 Snow Geese bagged at Wister on Wednesday.  No Coots were checked in at Wister on Wednesday. This came out to an average take of 2.38 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese added, 2.39 waterfowl per gun. Out of 104 cards issued 25 hunters arrived in 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, Wednesday – 1/8/20

The average bag of Waterfowl at San Jacinto Wildlife Area jumped back up a little compared to Saturday’s average on a day with mostly sunny weather conditions and temperatures just getting into the low 60s.  Shovelers showed up as the most numerous bird checked in with Green Wing Teal sliding back to the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/8/20 were as follows:

125 adult and 7 junior hunters checked in with 97 Northern Shovelers, 6 Mallards, 35 Gadwall, 3 Widgeon, 16 Pintail, 80 Green Wing Teal, 10 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Redheads, 1 Ring Neck, 3 Bufflehead, and 4 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were taken at San Jacinto on Wednesday. In addition, 3 Coots were brought into the check station at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This worked out to an average harvest of 1.81 ducks per person or, with the Coots included in the average, 1.83 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards 30 hunting parties showed up on time to claim their 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 Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Wednesday – 1/1/20

(Note:  Kern had published their report for 1/4/20 before they published this report so this report is out of chronological order).

The average waterfowl bag at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge dropped back some compared to Saturday’s great average. The most numerous bird taken was Green Wing Teal with Shovelers in the second spot.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/1/20 were as follows:

125 adult hunters and 4 junior hunters checked in with 94 Shovelers, 3 Mallards, 71 Gadwall, 25 Widgeon, 29 Pintail, 107 Green Wing Teal, 23 Cinnamon Teal, 57 Redheads, 3 Ring Necks, 11 Bufflehead, and 1 Ruddy Duck. 4 White Fronted Geese were bagged at Kern on Wednesday.  5 Coots were taken at Kern on Wednesday.  The average number of ducks bagged was 3.29 per person or, with the Geese and Coots included, 3.36 waterfowl per gun. Out of 10 reservation cards 4 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 – 1/4/20

(Note:  Kern has yet to publish their results for Wednesday 1/1/20 – once they do, I will post that report.  Since I don’t have 1/1/20 to compare to this report I can’t report on whether the 1/4/20 average was better or worse than 1/1/20 average.)

The average take of waterfowl at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge (see above) compared to Wednesday’s average. Green Wing Teal were the most numerous bird checked in with Gadwall in the second spot.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 1/4/20 were as follows:

121 adult hunters and 7 junior hunters checked in with 67 Shovelers, 7 Mallards, 71 Gadwall, 39 Widgeon, 35 Pintail, 119 Green Wing Teal, 24 Cinnamon Teal, 23 Redheads, 2 Blue Wing Teal, 4 Ring Necks, 5 Buffleheads, and 2 Ruddy Ducks. There were no Geese or Coots taken at Kern on Saturday.  The per hunter average of ducks bagged was  3.11 per person and, of course, with no Geese and Coots to add in, 3.11 waterfowl per person. Out of 11 reservation cards issued 9 showed up on time to get their hunting 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, Sunday – 1/5/20

The average Waterfowl bag at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, as usual, dropped compared to Saturday’s good average.  Green Wing Teal were, once again, the most numerous bird checked in with Gadwall climbing into the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 1/5/20 were as follows:

57 adult hunters and 3 junior hunters took 8 Northern Shovelers, 3 Mallards, 14 Gadwall, 5 Widgeon, 7 Pintail, 22 Green Wing Teal, 10 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Redhead, 5 Bufflehead, 3 Blue Wing Teal, and 2 Ruddy Ducks. There were 2 Snow Geese harvested at Wister on Sunday.  Also, 5 Coots was bagged at Wister on Sunday. This came out to an average take of 1.33 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coots included, 1.45 waterfowl per person. Out of 104 cards issued 13 hunters showed 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 the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Saturday – 1/4/20

The average take of Waterfowl at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area stayed just about the same as Wednesday’s good average.  Again, Green Wing Teal were far out in front for the most numerous bird taken with Cinnamon Teal taking over the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 1/4/20 were as follows:

145 adult hunters and 10 junior hunters checked in with 29 Northern Shovelers, 8 Mallards, 33 Gadwall, 11 Widgeon, 41 Pintail, 209 Green Wing Teal, 69 Cinnamon Teal, 9 Redheads, 20 Bufflehead, 6 Blue Wing Teal, and 6 Ruddy Ducks. 3 Snow Geese were checked in at Wister on Saturday.  3 Coots was also bagged at Wister on Saturday. This figured out to an average bag of 2.85 ducks per gun or, with the Geese and Coots included, 2.88 waterfowl per person. Out of 104 cards issued 26 reservation holders arrived on 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 – 1/4/20

The average Waterfowl take at San Jacinto Wildlife Area slid downward compared to Wednesday’s average on a day with partly cloudy weather conditions and temperatures just touching 70 degrees.  Again, Green Wing Teal were the most numerous bird bagged with Gadwall climbing into the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 1/4/20 were as follows:

171 adult and 17 junior hunters bagged 35 Northern Shovelers, 8 Mallards, 38 Gadwall, 5 Widgeon, 14 Pintail, 86 Green Wing Teal, 28 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Redheads, 3 Bufflehead, and 21 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were downed at San Jacinto on Saturday. Also, 8 Coots were checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This came out to an average bag of 1.28 ducks per person or, with the Coots worked into the average, 1.32 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 28 hunters arrived in time to claim 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, Wednesday – 1/1/20

The Waterfowl average harvest at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, as usual, jumped back upward compared to Sunday’s surprisingly fair average.  Green Wing Teal were, once again, was the most numerous bird bagged with Pintail holding on to the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/1/20 were as follows:

94 adult hunters and 8 junior hunters checked in with 33 Northern Shovelers, 4 Mallards, 33 Gadwall, 8 Widgeon, 39 Pintail, 105 Green Wing Teal, 26 Cinnamon Teal, 4 Redheads, 1 Ring Neck, 3 Bufflehead, 11 Blue Wing Teal, and 4 Ruddy Ducks. 3 Canada Geese and 4 Snow Geese were bagged at Wister on Wednesday.  A lone Coot was also shot at Wister on Wednesday. This came out to an average of 2.66 ducks taken per hunter or, with the Geese and Coot added in, 2.74 waterfowl per gun. There was no information given on how many reservation holders arrived on time for 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, Wednesday – 1/1/20

The Waterfowl harvest average at San Jacinto Wildlife Area stayed virtually the same as Saturday’s average on a New Year’s Day with partly cloudy weather conditions and temperatures getting into the mid-60s.  The most numerous bird checked in was Green Wing Teal, again, with Shovelers taking over the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/1/20 were as follows:

139 adult and 10 junior hunters bagged 76 Northern Shovelers, 13 Mallards, 47 Gadwall, 7 Pintail, 83 Green Wing Teal, 20 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Redhead, 3 Canvasbacks, 2 Ring Necks, 7 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye, and 7 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were harvested at San Jacinto on Wednesday. 10 Coots were also taken at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This worked out to an average take of 1.79 ducks per hunter or, with the Coots added in the average, 1.86 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards issued 21 showed up in 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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