Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 10/28/20

Hunters continued harvesting a decent average at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Wednesday, only dropped off slightly from Sunday’s good average.  Green Wing Teal held onto first place for the most birds bagged with Cinnamon Teal retaining the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 10/28/20 were as follows:

111 adult and 8 junior hunters bagged 20 Northern Shoveler, 7 Mallards, 14 Gadwall, 6 Widgeon, 38 Pintail, 85 Green Wing Teal, 42 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Canvasback, 6 Ring Necks, 1 Hooded Merganser, and 21 Ruddy Ducks.  Again, no Geese bagged at Wister on Wednesday.  In addition, 10 Coots were checked in on Wednesday.  This worked out to an average take of 2.05 ducks per person or, with the Coots added in, 2.13 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 40 hunters arrived on time to claim their spots.

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 –

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.

(Note* – After indicating that Wister will be sending out their reports one time a week, sometime after the Sunday hunt, Wister sent the report on Wednesday’s hunt on Wednesday evening.  No matter how Wister provides these reports rest assured SoCalHunt will attempt to get the hunt results posted as soon as possible after they are received.)

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