Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 1/9/21

The average waterfowl bag for the San Jacinto Wildlife Area ticked up just a hair, sort of, as compared to Wednesday’s average under clear skies with temperatures that started off in the mid 30s and peaked just at 70.  Coots…yes, Coots appeared in first place for most birds checked in with Shovelers found in the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 1/9/21 were as follows:

169 adult and 15 junior hunters checked in with 45 Northern Shovelers, 6 Mallards, 13 Gadwall, 1 Widgeon, 7 Pintail, 18 Green Wing Teal, 23 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Ring Neck, 1 Scaup, 5 Bufflehead, 1 Merganser, and 29 Ruddy Ducks.  No Geese were taken at San Jacinto on Saturday.  52 Coots were also bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This worked out to an average take of 0.82 ducks per hunter or, with the Coots added in, 1.10 waterfowl per person. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards issued 30 hunters showed up in time to claim 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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