Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 1/21/23

The waterfowl average bag for Wednesday at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area ticked upward slightly as compared to Wednesday’s average under sunny skies and temperatures starting out in the low-30s and topping out in the low-60s. Shovelers were, again, way out in front for first position for number of birds checked in with Green Wing Teal taking back the second spot. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 1/21/23 were as follows:

148 adult and 3 junior hunters took home 146 Northern Shovelers, 1 Mallard, 31 Gadwall, 10 Widgeon, 35 Green Wing Teal, 20 Cinnamon Teal, 6 Ring Necks, 12 Bufflehead, 1 Blue Wing Teal, and 18 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were taken at San Jacinto on Saturday. 26 Coots were also downed at San Jacinto on Saturday. This came out to an average bag of 1.85 Ducks per person or, with the Coots worked into the total, 2.03 waterfowl per person. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards issued 30 showed up in 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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