Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/29/21

The waterfowl average bag at San Jacinto Wildlife Area jumped up quite a bit compared to last Wednesday’s average (there was no hunting on Saturday, 12/25/21, which, of course, was Christmas Day) under cloudy skies that produced some afternoon rain. Green Wing Teal took over the first position for number of birds checked in with Shovelers dropping back into the second spot. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/29/21 were as follows:

181 adult and 5 junior hunters bagged 166 Northern Shovelers, 14 Mallards, 47 Gadwall, 28 Widgeon, 4 Pintail, 212 Green Wing Teal, 6 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Canvasback, 12 Ring Necks, 18 Bufflehead, 2 Goldeneye, and 15 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese or Coots were downed at San Jacinto on Wednesday. This worked out to an average bag of 2.82 ducks per hunter and, of course, with no Geese and Coots to figure in, 2.82 waterfowl per person. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards issued 24 showed up on time to get their hunting spot.

San Jacinto’s 28th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 5th, 2022. New state regulations, which went into effect 6 years ago, regarding donations for this great event are in effect again this year. It’s a great cause to donate to as the Junior Hunters are the future of our sport. Details on the procedures for donating can be found at the below link:

Also, don’t let a little paperwork stop you from donating. It’s not that hard, I know, I’ve done it every year since DFW started this requirement.

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.

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