Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area Junior Hunt Weekend, Saturday – 2/6/21, Sunday – 2/7/21

The Junior Waterfowl Hunt weekend hunt at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area produced a great average bag for the Junior Hunters in attendance on Saturday. Shovelers were number one for the most numerous bird checked in with Green Wing Teal showing up in the second spot. The Wister Staff reported that the waterfowl take for the Junior Hunt on Saturday, 2/6/21, was as follows:

69 Junior Hunters checked in with 53 Shovelers, 7 Mallards, 13 Gadwall, 16 Widgeon, 12 Pintail, 46 Green Wing Teal, 37 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 1 Ring Neck, 5 Bufflehead, and 7 Ruddy Ducks. There were no Geese downed by the Junior Hunters on Saturday. Also, the Junior Hunters knocked down 4 Coots on Saturday. This came out to an average take of 2.90 ducks per Junior Hunter and, with the Coots added to the total, 2.96 waterfowl per Junior Hunter. 69 reservations were issued to the Junior Hunters but there was no info given on how many of those claimed their hunting spot.

The average harvest of waterfowl for Sunday, the second day of the Junior Hunt weekend, at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, dropped almost a bird and a half from Saturday’s great average.  Cinnamon Teal took the first spot for most numerous bird bagged with Green Wing Teal found in the second spot. The Wister Staff reported the waterfowl harvest for the Junior Hunt on Sunday, 2/7/21 was as follows:

11 Junior Hunters checked in with 1 Gadwall, 1 Pintail, 4 Green Wing Teal, and 8 Cinnamon Teal.  1 Snow Goose was taken at the Junior Hunt on Sunday.  No Coots were downed by the Juniors on Sunday. This came out to an average of 1.27 ducks per Junior Hunter or, with the Goose included in the total, 1.36 waterfowl per Junior Hunter. 5 reservations were issued to the Junior Hunters but there was no info given on how many of those claimed their hunting spot.

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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