Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 10/30/21

Saturday’s hunt results numbers for the San Jacinto Wildlife Area dropped quite a bit from Wednesday’s average under partly cloudy skies with temperatures just touching the 80s.  Green Wing Teal and Shovelers swapped places again with Shovelers coming in first for most birds checked in with the Green Wings found in the second position.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 10/30/21 were as follows:

172 adult and 14 junior hunters took 81 Northern Shovelers, 6 Mallards, 15 Gadwall, 28 Widgeon, 12 Pintail, 66 Green Wing Teal, 14 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Redhead, 12 Ring Necks, 3 Bufflehead, and 5 Ruddy Ducks.  In addition, a lone Aleutian Goose was harvested at San Jacinto on Saturday.  6 Coots were also downed on Saturday.  This came out to an average take of 1.31 ducks per hunter or, with the Goose and Coots worked into the total, a 1.34 waterfowl average for each person. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards issued 34 showed up on time to claim their spot.

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.

Also, just a reminder.  Kern NWR has delayed their opener until Saturday, November 20, 2021, due to water issues so, obviously, there will be no report on Kern’s results until after that date.

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