Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 1/25/23

The waterfowl average harvest for Wednesday at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area jumped upward a bit as compared to Saturday’s average under sunny skies with temperatures ranging from the low-40s to the mid-60s. Shovelers, once again, held the first spot for number of birds bagged with Green Wing Teal, also once again, holding the second position. Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/25/23 were as follows:

139 adult and 2 junior hunters bagged 179 Northern Shovelers, 2 Mallards, 44 Gadwall, 3 Widgeon, 59 Green Wing Teal, 10 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Redheads, 2 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 18 Bufflehead, and 24 Ruddy Ducks. A lone Canada Goose was downed at San Jacinto on Wednesday. 17 Coots were also taken at San Jacinto on Wednesday. This worked out to an average harvest of 2.48 Ducks per hunter or, with the Goose and Coots added to the total, 2.60 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards issued 28 came in on time to get their spot.

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

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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