Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 11/5/22

The average harvest of waterfowl at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area for Saturday headed back upward compared to Wednesday’s poor average under clear skies with temperatures that started in the low 30s and ended up in the low 70s. Ring Necks and Green Wing Teal came in tied for first position for the number of birds bagged with Gadwall and Widgeon showing up tied for the second spot. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 11/5/22 were as follows:

143 adult and 3 junior came away with 23 Northern Shovelers, 3 Mallards, 26 Gadwall, 26 Widgeon, 4 Pintail, 37 Green Wing Teal, 12 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Canvasback, 37 Ring Necks, 3 Bufflehead, 1 Blue Wing Teal, 2 Wood Ducks, 2 Mergansers, and 16 Ruddy Ducks. 2 Cackling Geese were taken at San Jacinto on Saturday. 6 Coots were also brought in at San Jacinto on Saturday. This came out to an average take of 1.32 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coots worked into the total, 1.38 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards issued 30 showed up in time to claim their hunting spot.

San Jacinto Wildlife Area has begun its annual Toy Drive for the Bryant Park Head Start Preschool. If you’re able, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the kids. Toys for donation should be targeted for 3 to 5-year-old boys and girls. This is a great program and a chance to show that hunters have a heart. Details of this year’s toy drive can be seen here:

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 –

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 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 19, 2022, due to water issues so, obviously, there will be no report on Kern’s results until after that date.

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