Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 1/26/22, Saturday – 1/29/22, and Sunday – 1/30/22

The average waterfowl bag at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Wednesday jumped back up from Sunday’s usual low average. Green Wing Teal held on to first place for the most birds bagged with Shovelers taking back sole possession of second place. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday 1/26/22 were as follows:

121 adult and 4 junior hunters took home 67 Northern Shovelers, 1 Mallard, 29 Gadwall, 37 Widgeon, 30 Pintail, 90 Green Wing Teal, 27 Cinnamon Teal, 9 Ring Necks, 7 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Blue Wing Teal, and 7 Ruddy Ducks. 2 Snow Geese were harvested at Wister on Wednesday. 5 Coots were checked in at Wister on Wednesday. This worked out to an average bag of 2.45 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coots added in to the total, 2.50 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 25 hunters showed up on time to get their hunting spot.

The waterfowl average take at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Saturday dropped back just a hair from Wednesday’s average. Green Wing Teal were still in first place for most birds bagged with Shovelers still found in the second position. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 1/29/22 were as follows:

263 adult and 5 junior hunters took 112 Northern Shovelers, 1 Mallard, 34 Gadwall, 58 Widgeon, 43 Pintail, 231 Green Wing Teal, 76 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Canvasback, 7 Ring Necks, 4 Scaup, 24 Bufflehead, 5 Blue Wing Teal, 1 Mexican Black Duck, 2 Mergansers, and 19 Ruddy Ducks. 4 Snow Geese were downed at Wister on Saturday. 8 Coots were taken at Wister on Saturday. This came out to an average bag of 2.31 ducks per gun or, with the Geese and Coots added in, 2.35 waterfowl per person. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 47 hunting parties showed up in time to claim their spot.

The average waterfowl harvest at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Sunday nosedived as compared to Saturday’s average. Green Wing Teal, again, were found in first place for the most birds checked in with Shovelers, also again, holding the second spot. The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 1/30/22 were as follows:

123 adult and 3 junior hunters bagged 20 Northern Shovelers, 4 Mallards, 5 Gadwall, 11 Widgeon, 9 Pintail, 39 Green Wing Teal, 8 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Canvasback, 2 Ring Necks, 1 Blue Wing Teal, 5 Bufflehead, and 17 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were taken at Wister on Sunday. 7 Coots were downed at Wister on Sunday. This came out to an average take of 0.97 ducks per person or, with the Coots worked into the total, 1.02 waterfowl per gun. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 20 hunters arrived on time to claim their hunting spots.

So, the 2021/2022 regular waterfowl season is in the books. Junior hunters have two more chances at the ducks at Wister, next weekend, February 5th and 6th. If you’re a junior hunter or you have a junior hunter in the family you can get in on the Junior Waterfowl hunt on Saturday and Sunday, 2/5 & 2/6/22. If your junior hunter doesn’t have a reservation for the Junior Hunt weekend he or she can still get in on the sweatline drawing, just like any regular hunt day, by showing up 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.

If you’re a Veteran or an Active Duty Military Member you also have two more chances this season. The after-season Veteran/Active Duty Military hunt will be held on Saturday and Sunday, February 12th and 13th 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 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 are 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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