Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 12/19/20

The average waterfowl take for the San Jacinto Wildlife Area nosedived as compared to Wednesday’s averages under clear skies with temps starting out just below 40 and ending up just touching the 70s.  Shovelers took over first place for most birds bagged with Green Wing Teal slipping back into second place.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 12/19/20 were as follows:

206 adult and 10 junior hunters took home 76 Northern Shovelers, 17 Mallards, 31 Gadwall, 2 Widgeon, 8 Pintail, 56 Green Wing Teal, 10 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Redhead, 2 Canvasbacks, 11 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye, and 6 Ruddy Ducks.  No Geese were checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday. 76 Coots were taken at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This came out to an average harvest of 1.02 ducks per hunter or, with the Coots included, 1.38 waterfowl per person. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards issued 39 hunters arrived in time to get their spot.

San Jacinto’s 27th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 6th, 2021.  New state regulations, which went into effect 5 years ago, regarding donations for this great event are in effect again this year.  It’s a great cause to donate to as the Junior Hunters are the future of our sport. Details on the procedures for donating can be found at the below link:

Also, don’t let a little paperwork stop you from donating.  It’s not that hard, I know, I’ve done it every year since DFW started this requirement.

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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