Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 1/14/23

The average waterfowl take for Saturday at the San Jacinto Wildlife dropped just a hair compared to Wednesday’s average under rainy conditions with temperatures ranging from the mid-40s to the mid-50s. Shovelers, again, held on to the first position for number of birds bagged with Green Wing Teal holding on to the second spot once again. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 1/14/23 were as follows:

163 adult and 11 junior hunters harvested 176 Northern Shovelers, 1 Mallard, 33 Gadwall, 8 Widgeon, 18 Pintail, 127 Green Wing Teal, 12 Cinnamon Teal, 6 Bufflehead, and 10 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday. A lone Coot was bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday. This worked out to an average bag of 2.25 ducks per person or, with the Coot figured into the total, still 2.25 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards issued 31 showed up on time to get their hunting 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 –

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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