Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area Junior Hunt Weekend, Saturday – 2/8/20, Sunday – 2/9/20

The Junior Waterfowl Hunt weekend at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area resulted in great averages for the Junior Hunters on Saturday. Green Wing Teal were the most numerous birds taken with Shovelers taking the second spot. The Wister Staff reported that the waterfowl take for the Junior Hunt on Saturday, 2/8/20, was as follows:

40 Junior Hunters checked in with 33 Shovelers, 12 Mallards, 21 Gadwall, 12 Widgeon, 24 Pintail, 41 Green Wing Teal, 20 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Ring Neck, 4 Bufflehead, and 2 Ruddy Ducks. There were no Geese checked in by the Junior Hunters on Saturday. Also, the Junior hunters didn’t bag any Coots on Saturday. This worked out to an average bag of 4.25 ducks per Junior Hunter and, of course, with no Geese or Coots to add in, 4.25 waterfowl per Junior Hunter. Out of 104 reservations issued only 21 showed up on time to get their hunting spot.

The average take of waterfowl for Sunday, the second day of the Junior Hunt weekend, at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, was quite a bit lower than Saturday’s great average.  Gadwall and Green Wing Teal shared the first spot for number of birds taken with Snow Geese found in the second position. The Wister Staff reported the waterfowl take for the Junior Hunt on Sunday, 2/9/20 was as follows:

18 Junior Hunters checked in with 1 Shoveler, 1 Mallards, 5 Gadwall, 2 Pintail, 5 Green Wing Teal, 3 Cinnamon Teal, and 2 Bufflehead. 4 Snow Geese were also included in the bag at the Junior Hunt on Sunday. No Coots were brought in to the check station by the Juniors on Sunday. This came out to an average of 1.06 ducks per Junior Hunter or, with the Geese included, 1.28 waterfowl per Junior Hunter. Out of 104 reservations issued only 7 arrived on time for their spot.

So, there you have it.  The 2019/2020 Waterfowl Season at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area is history. Watch for SoCalHunt’s Season-Long Stats report for Wister coming here soon.  It’s been another great season with preparations soon to be underway for next season. Hope to see you out there.


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