Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 10/31/20

Saturday’s hunt at San Jacinto Wildlife Area showed the average take of waterfowl heading down a bit from Wednesday’s average under sunny skies and temperatures getting into the high 80s. Cinnamon Teal held on to the lead for number of birds bagged with Green Wing Teal tsking over the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 10/31/20 were as follows:

172 adult and 9 junior hunters bagged 52 Northern Shovelers, 9 Mallards, 9 Gadwall, 9 Widgeon, 10 Pintail, 62 Green Wing Teal, 119 Cinnamon Teal, 6 Redheads, 8 Ring Necks, 19 Bufflehead, 3 Wood Ducks, and 11 Ruddy Ducks.  There was a single Snow Goose checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday.  In addition, 29 Coots were taken on Saturday.  This worked out to an average bag of 1.75 ducks per hunter or, with the Goose and Coots worked in, 1.92 waterfowl per person. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards issued 32 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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