Hunt Results for Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Wednesday – 11/25/20, Saturday 11/28/20, and Wednesday 12/2/20

Ok, it looks like Kern has resolved their computer issue so here’s the last three hunt days in one report…

The average take of waterfowl at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge climbed a bit from Saturday’s average.  Shovelers held on to first place for most numerous bird checked in with Gadwall still in second place.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/25/20 were as follows:

60 adult and 5 junior hunters bagged 57 Shovelers, 4 Mallards, 44 Gadwall, 6 Widgeon, 6 Pintail, 8 Green Wing Teal, 4 Cinnamon Teal, 7 Redheads, 3 Ring Necks, 7 Bufflehead, and 2 Ruddy Ducks.  No Geese were taken at Kern on Wednesday.  Also, 2 Coots where downed at Kern on Wednesday.  This came out to a per hunter average take of 2.28 ducks or, with the Coots added in, 2.31 waterfowl average for each gun. No info was given regarding the reservation cards issued or claimed.

The average bag of waterfowl at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge slipped back somewhat from Wednesday’s average.  Shovelers and Gadwall swapped places for most numerous bird taken with Gadwall taking over first and Shovelers sliding to second. The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 11/28/20 were as follows:

60 adult and 6 junior hunters bagged 18 Shovelers, 5 Mallards, 46 Gadwall, 4 Widgeon, 5 Pintail, 1 Green Wing Teal, 12 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Ring Neck, 9 Bufflehead, 1 Merganser, and 10 Ruddy Ducks.  Again, there were no Geese were downed at Kern on Saturday.  3 Coots where were also checked in at Kern on Saturday.  This figured out to an average take of 1.70 ducks per gun or, with the Coots included, 1.74 waterfowl average for each gun. No info was given regarding the reservation cards issued or claimed.

The average waterfowl harvest at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge for Wednesday slipped just slightly from Saturday’s average.  Gadwall and Shovelers swapped places again with Shovelers taking back first place for most birds brought in to the check station and Gadwall slipping back to second place.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/2/20 were as follows:

64 adult hunters and 1 junior hunter took home 36 Shovelers, 9 Mallards, 31 Gadwall, 9 Widgeon, 5 Pintail, 1 Green Wing Teal, 4 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Redhead, 1 Ring Neck, 4 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Ruddy Ducks, and 1 unknown duck listed as a “hybrid”.  There was also 1 White Front Goose bagged at Kern on Wednesday.  No Coots where taken at Kern on Wednesday.  This worked out to an average harvest of 1.62 ducks per person or, with the Goose added in, 1.63 waterfowl average for each hunter. No info was given regarding the reservation cards issued or claimed.

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.


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