Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 1/18/23

The waterfowl average harvest for Wednesday at the San Jacinto Wildlife Slid back somewhat compared to Saturday’s average under partly cloudy skies and temperatures starting out in the mid-30s and rising into the mid-50s. Shovelers, again, were found in the first spot for number of birds taken with Gadwall taking over second place. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/18/23 were as follows:

120 adult and 2 junior hunters came away with 89 Northern Shovelers, 5 Mallards, 21 Gadwall, 6 Widgeon, 2 Pintail, 18 Green Wing Teal, 16 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Redheads, 13 Ring Necks, 12 Bufflehead, and 11 Ruddy Ducks. A lone Snow Goose was bagged at San Jacinto on Wednesday. 11 Coots were checked in at San Jacinto on Wednesday. This figured out to an average harvest of 1.61 Ducks per gun or, with the Goose and Coots added in, 1.70 waterfowl per person. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards issued 21 arrived on time to claim their spot.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. At this point in the season, except for the Veterans’ hunt, 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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