Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 11/24/21, Saturday 11/27/21, and Sunday 11/28/21

The waterfowl averages for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Wednesday jumped back upward from Sunday’s low average. Shovelers held on to first place for the most birds bagged with Pintail still in the second spot. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/24/21 were as follows:

103 adult and 9 junior hunters checked in with 41 Northern Shovelers, 3 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 13 Widgeon, 39 Pintail, 32 Green Wing Teal, 7 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Redhead, 1 Canvasback, 4 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 14 Bufflehead, and 1 Goldeneye. 25 Snow Geese were taken at Wister on Wednesday. 6 Coots were downed on Wednesday. This figured out to an average of 1.46 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coot added, 1.74 waterfowl per gun. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 26 hunters came in on time to get their hunting spot.

The waterfowl average harvest for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Saturday ticked upward a little more from Wednesday’s average. Green Wing Teal took over first place for most birds brought in with Pintail staying in the second spot. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 11/27/21 were as follows:

160 adult and 10 junior hunters took home 46 Northern Shovelers, 5 Mallards, 3 Gadwall, 49 Widgeon, 59 Pintail, 70 Green Wing Teal, 18 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Redhead, 12 Ring Necks, 3 Scaup, 23 Bufflehead, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Mergansers, and 10 Ruddy Ducks. 8 Canada Geese and 29 Snow Geese were downed at Wister on Saturday. 8 Coots were also taken at Wister on Saturday. This worked out to an average bag of 1.79 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coots added in, 2.06 waterfowl per person. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 36 hunters arrived on time to claim their spots.

The average waterfowl harvest at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Sunday dropped quite a bit from Saturday’s average. Green Wing Teal held on to first place for the most birds taken with Shovelers taking the second spot. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 11/28/21 were as follows:

62 adult and 6 junior hunters came away with 13 Northern Shovelers, 1 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 9 Widgeon, 8 Pintail, 14 Green Wing Teal, 1 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 6 Bufflehead, and 2 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were checked in at Wister on Sunday. 5 Coots were bagged at Wister on Sunday. This came out to an average take of 0.91 ducks per person or, with the Coots considered in the total, 0.99 waterfowl per gun. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 20 hunters showed on time to get their spots.

Wister is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays only. You can put in for reservations online 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 the night before at 10:30 pm, with sign-up for the drawing between 7:30 and 10:30 pm. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW website at the below link –

https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales

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’re 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. 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 Wister Staff at 760-359-0577.


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