Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 12/24/22

The waterfowl average bag at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area for Saturday dropped significantly as compared to Wednesday’s average under clear skies with temperatures that began in the mid-40s and rose into the high 70s. Green Wing Teal were still holding on to the first position for number of birds checked in with Shovelers likewise holding on to the second spot. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 12/24/22 were as follows:

116 adult and 4 junior hunters came away with 36 Northern Shovelers, 1 Mallard, 17 Gadwall, 14 Widgeon, 11 Pintail, 88 Green Wing Teal, 3 Cinnamon Teal, 6 Bufflehead, and 5 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were downed at San Jacinto on Saturday. 5 Coots were checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday. This figured out to an average take of 1.51 ducks per hunter or, with the Coots worked into the total, 1.55 waterfowl per person. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards issued 18 showed up on time to get their spot.

Donations are needed for the Junior Hunt giveaway. If you are inclined to make a prize or other donation towards the event, which will be on February 4th, 2023, California State procedures for donating are detailed here (and it’s really not that tough, I’ve done it every year since the procedures were implemented):

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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