Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 1/11/23

The waterfowl average bag for Wednesday at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area jumped upward a bit as compared to Saturday’s average under cloudy skies and temperatures ranging from right at 40 into the high 50s. Shovelers again, were found in the first spot for number of birds harvested with Green Wing Teal, also again, holding on to second place. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/11/23 were as follows:

130 adult and no junior hunters took home 141 Northern Shovelers, 3 Mallards, 44 Gadwall, 4 Widgeon, 11 Pintail, 79 Green Wing Teal, 19 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 9 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye, and 10 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were taken at San Jacinto on Wednesday. 15 Coots were taken at San Jacinto on Wednesday. This came out to an average take of 2.50 ducks per hunter or, with the Coots worked into the total, 2.62 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards issued 27 arrived in time to claim 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. At this point in the season, except for the Junior and Veterans’ hunts, it is too late to put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS). You can still get in on the daily “sweat line” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweat line” drawing is at 3:30 AM. 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 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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