Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Sunday – 1/31/21

The waterfowl average harvest for Sunday at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area dropped about a full bird per person as compared to Saturday’s average.  Shovelers again held on to first place for most birds bagged with Green Wing Teal climbing back into the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 1/31/21 were as follows:

105 adult and junior 6 hunters took home 97 Northern Shovelers, 3 Mallards, 6 Gadwall, 11 Widgeon, 6 Pintail, 30 Green Wing Teal, 25 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Redheads, 1 Ring Neck, 2 Scaup, 15 Bufflehead, 1 Blue Wing Teal, and 10 Ruddy Ducks.  No Geese were bagged at Wister on Sunday.  11 Coots were downed at Wister on Sunday.  This figured out to an average take of 1.88 ducks per gun or, with the Coots added to the total, 1.98 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 104 reservations issued only 16 hunters arrived on time to get their hunting spot.

So, the 2020/2021 regular waterfowl season is in the books. Junior hunters have two more chances at the ducks at Wister, next weekend, February 6th and 7th.  If you’re a junior hunter or you have a junior hunter in the family you can get in on the Junior Waterfowl hunt on Saturday and Sunday, 2/6 & 2/7/21. If your junior hunter doesn’t have a reservation for the Junior Hunt weekend he or she can still get in on the sweatline drawing, just like any regular hunt day, by showing up at Wister to get in on the drawing by 10:30 PM the night before. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweat line” spots given out after that. For more information, contact the staff at Wister Staff at 760-359-0577.

If you’re a Veteran or an Active Duty Military Member you also have two more chance this season.  For the first time the DFW has authorized an after season Veteran/Active Duty Military hunt which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, February 13th and 14th at Wister.  Hopefully our Vets and Active Duty Heroes will take advantage of this opportunity.  Here’s hoping our Vets and Active Duty have a great hunt!  If you don’t have a reservation for the Vets/Military Hunt you can still get in on the sweatline drawing, just like any regular hunt day, by showing up at at Wister to get in on the drawing by 10:30 PM the night before. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweat line” spots given out after that. For more information, contact the staff at Wister Staff at 760-359-0577.  And, of course, thanks for your service.


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