Hunt Results for Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Saturday 1/30/21

The waterfowl average take at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge for Saturday slipped just a hair as compared to Wednesday’s average. Shovelers held onto first place for most birds harvested with Cinnamon Teal taking over the second spot.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 1/30/21 were as follows:

98 adult and 10 junior hunters harvested 89 Shovelers, 1 Mallards, 29 Gadwall, 23 Widgeon, 7 Pintail, 40 Green Wing Teal, 81 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Redheads, 9 Bufflehead, and 2 Ruddy Ducks.  2 White Front Geese were bagged at Kern on Saturday.  3 Coots were also downed at Kern on Saturday.  This came out to an average take of 2.64 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coots included in the total, 2.69 waterfowl per gun. No info was given regarding the reservation cards issued or claimed.

Well, that’s it for the 2020/2021 regular waterfowl season. Junior hunters have one more chance at those elusive waterfowl, in a week on Saturday, February 6th.  If you’re a junior hunter or you have a junior hunter in the family you can hunt Kern’s Junior Waterfowl hunt on Saturday, 2/6/21. Here’s hoping the Juniors have a great hunt!  If your junior hunter doesn’t have a reservation for the Junior Hunt he or she can still get in on the drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of.  Reservation spots are given out at the Hunter Check Station on the Refuge 2 ½ hours before local shoot time and the “sweat line” drawing is performed 2 hours before shoot time, the day of the hunt, also at the Refuge Hunter Check Station.

If you’re a Veteran or an Active Duty Military Member you also have one 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, February 13th  at Kern NWR.  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 the Kern Hunter Check Station on the Refuge 2 ½ hours before local shoot time and the “sweat line” drawing is performed 2 hours before shoot time, the day of the hunt, also at the Refuge Hunter Check Station.

And, of course, thanks for your service.


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