Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 10/28/20

Hunting results for Wednesday at San Jacinto Wildlife Area headed upward from the disappointing opening day average under clear skies and temperatures that just touched the 80s.  Cinnamon Teal held onto first place for number of birds checked in with Shovelers taking over the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 10/28/20 were as follows:

 156 adult and 4 junior hunters bagged 72 Northern Shovelers, 9 Mallards, 13 Gadwall, 16 Widgeon, 10 Pintail, 32 Green Wing Teal, 144 Cinnamon Teal, 10 Redheads, 11 Ring Necks, 17 Bufflehead, 1 Wood Duck, and 14 Ruddy Ducks.  There was a single Snow Geese downed at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  There were also 62 Coots bagged on Wednesday.  This resulted in an average take of 2.18 ducks per gun or, with the Goose and Coots included, 2.58 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards issued 35 showed up on time to claim their spot.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. You can put in for reservations on-line 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 web site 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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