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Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/11/19

The average Waterfowl take at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area headed back up compared to Sunday’s usual low average.  Green Wing Teal took over first place for most numerous bird checked in with Pintail sliding back to the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/11/19 were as follows:

72 adult hunters and 1 junior hunter took 27 Northern Shovelers, 5 Mallards, 10 Gadwall, 13 Widgeon, 29 Pintail, 39 Green Wing Teal, 1 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Ring Neck, and 1 Bufflehead. A single Canada Goose and a lone Snow Goose were checked in at Wister on Wednesday.  13 Coots were also taken at Wister on Wednesday. This came out to an average bag of 1.73 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coots included, 1.93 waterfowl per gun. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 24 arrived on time to claim their spot.

Wister is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays only. You can put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).  Your reservation request has to be to the ALDS system 17 days in advance to get in on the drawing or you can get in on the daily “sweatline” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of.  Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweatline” drawing is done the night before at 10:30 pm, with sign-up for the drawing between 7:30 and 10:30 pm. 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’re 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.  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 Wister Staff at 760-359-0577.

 

 

 

Hunt Results for Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Wednesday – 12/11/18

The average take of Waterfowl at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge jump upward compared to Saturday’s average count. Green Wing Teal and Shovelers swapped spots once again for number of ducks checked in with the Green Wings climbing back into first position and the Spooneys sliding back into the second spot.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/11/19 were as follows:

66 adult hunters and 2 junior hunters harvested 32 Shovelers, 15 Mallards, 25 Gadwall, 12 Widgeon, 7 Pintail, 37 Green Wing Teal, 19 Cinnamon Teal, 27 Redheads, 3 Canvasbacks, 5 Ring Necks, 4 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye, and 6 Ruddy Ducks. Again, no Geese were taken at Kern on Wednesday.  2 Coots were downed at Kern on Wednesday.  The average take worked out to 2.84 ducks per gun or, with the Coots added in, 2.87 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 11 reservation cards issued 7 arrived in time to get their hunting spot.

Kern National Wildlife Refuge is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. You can put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).  Your reservation request has to be to the ALDS system 17 days in advance to get in on the drawing.  Hunters with reservations must present their reservation at the Hunter Check Station on the Refuge 2 1/2 hours before local shoot time. Vacancies occurring from no-show reservation holders and from hunters leaving the area shall be filled according to the order established in the standby drawing which occurs 2 hours before shoot time, the day of the hunt, and is performed at the Refuge Hunter Check Station. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW website at the below link – Additional information may be obtained by calling their Kern’s office at (661) 725-2767.

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.

 

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/11/19

The average Waterfowl harvest at San Jacinto Wildlife Area rose just slightly from Saturday’s average on a day with mostly sunny weather conditions and temperatures getting into the mid-60s. Gadwall climbed back into first place for most numerous bird checked in, but only by one bird over Green Wing Teal which showed up in the second position.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/11/19 were as follows:

126 adult and 6 junior hunters harvested 33 Northern Shovelers, 11 Mallards, 41 Gadwall, 10 Widgeon, 2 Pintail, 40 Green Wing Teal, 21 Cinnamon Teal, 5 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 8 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 2 Bufflehead, 2 Mergansers, and 10 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were checked in at San Jacinto on Wednesday. 23 Coots were taken at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This worked out to an average harvest of 1.42 ducks per gun or, with the Coots added, 1.59 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards 31 showed up on time to claim their spot.

San Jacinto Wildlife Area has begun its annual Toy Drive for the Bryant Park Head Start Preschool.  If you’re able, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the kids.  Toys for donation should be targeted for 3 to 5-year-old boys and girls.  This is a great program and a chance to show that hunters have a heart. Details of this year’s toy drive can be seen here:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/san-jacinto-wildlife-areas-annual-bryant-park-head-start-preschool-toy-drive-launches/

Also, San Jacinto’s 26th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 8th, 2020.  New state regulations, which went into effect 4 years ago, regarding donations for this great event are in effect again this year.  It’s a great cause to donate to as the Junior Hunters are the future of our sport. Details on the procedures for donating can be found at the below link:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/new-procedures-for-donations-for-the-annual-junior-hunt-at-san-jacinto-wildlife-area/

Also, don’t let a little paperwork stop you from donating.  It’s not that hard, I know, I’ve done it every year since DFW started this requirement.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. You can put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).  Your reservation request has to be to the ALDS system 17 days in advance to get in on the drawing or you can get in on the daily “sweatline” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweatline” drawing is done after that. 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.

 

Hunt Results for Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Saturday – 12/7/18

Waterfowl average take at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge dropped some compared to Wednesday’s numbers. Green Wing Teal and Shovelers swapped places for number of birds taken honors with the Spooneys climbing into first place for number of ducks bagged and the Green Wings sliding back into the second position.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 12/7/19 were as follows:

75 adult hunters and 7 junior hunters checked in with 33 Shovelers, 7 Mallards, 12 Gadwall, 8 Widgeon, 14 Pintail, 24 Green Wing Teal, 9 Cinnamon Teal, 16 Redheads, 2 Buffleheads, 1 Merganser, and 5 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese or Coots were checked in at Kern on Saturday.  The average bag figured out to 1.60 ducks per hunter or, obviously with no Geese and Coots to add in, 1.60 waterfowl per person. Out of 11 reservation cards issued 8 showed up on time to claim their spot.

Kern National Wildlife Refuge is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. You can put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).  Your reservation request has to be to the ALDS system 17 days in advance to get in on the drawing.  Hunters with reservations must present their reservation at the Hunter Check Station on the Refuge 2 1/2 hours before local shoot time. Vacancies occurring from no-show reservation holders and from hunters leaving the area shall be filled according to the order established in the standby drawing which occurs 2 hours before shoot time, the day of the hunt, and is performed at the Refuge Hunter Check Station. The ALDS can be accessed through the DFW website at the below link – Additional information may be obtained by calling their Kern’s office at (661) 725-2767.

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.

 

Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Saturday – 12/7/19, Sunday – 12/8/19

The Waterfowl average bag at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Saturday dropped some compared to Wednesday’s outstanding average.  Green Wing Teal took over first place for most numerous bird bagged with Pintail climbing into the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 12/7/19 were as follows:

117 adult hunters and 9 junior hunters bagged 22 Northern Shovelers, 9 Mallards, 27 Gadwall, 33 Widgeon, 55 Pintail, 85 Green Wing Teal, 28 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Redheads, 5 Bufflehead, and 4 Blue Wing Teal.  33 Snow Geese were harvested at Wister on Saturday.  No Coots were shot at Wister on Saturday. This worked out to an average take of 2.15 ducks per person or, with the Geese worked in, 2.41 waterfowl per gun. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 23 showed on time to claim their spot.

The average take of Waterfowl at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area for Sunday nose-dived compared to Saturday’s good average.  Pintail took over first place for most numerous bird checked in with Snow Geese found in the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 12/8/19 were as follows:

58 adult hunters and 4 junior hunters checked in with 6 Northern Shovelers, 6 Mallards, 7 Gadwall, 6 Widgeon, 15 Pintail, 8 Green Wing Teal, 2 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Redhead, 1 Blue Wing Teal, and 1 Bufflehead. 11 Snow Geese were taken at Wister on Sunday.  5 Coots were also brought in to the check station at Wister on Sunday. This figured out to an average bag of 0.85 ducks per person or, with the Geese and Coots figured in, 1.11 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 12 arrived on time to get their spot.

Wister is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays only. You can put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).  Your reservation request has to be to the ALDS system 17 days in advance to get in on the drawing or you can get in on the daily “sweatline” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of.  Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweatline” drawing is done the night before at 10:30 pm, with sign-up for the drawing between 7:30 and 10:30 pm. 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’re 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.  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 Wister Staff at 760-359-0577.

 

 

 

 

Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 12/7/19

The duck bag average at San Jacinto Wildlife Area dropped some from Wednesday’s average on a day with off and on rainy weather and temperatures getting into low 60s. Ring Necks jumped into first place for most numerous bird harvested with Gadwalls and Shovelers tied for the second position.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 12/7/19 were as follows:

147 adult and 9 junior hunters harvested 31 Northern Shovelers, 14 Mallards, 31 Gadwall, 19 Widgeon, 1 Pintail, 21 Green Wing Teal, 14 Cinnamon Teal, 7 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 34 Ring Necks, 2 Scaup, 7 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye, 4 Mergansers, and 7 Ruddy Ducks. A single Snow Goose was taken at San Jacinto on Saturday. 9 Coots were also checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This worked out to an average bag of 1.24 ducks per hunter or, with the Goose and Coots included, 1.31 waterfowl per person. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards 27 arrived on time to get their hunting spot.

San Jacinto Wildlife Area has begun its annual Toy Drive for the Bryant Park Head Start Preschool.  If you’re able, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the kids.  Toys for donation should be targeted for 3 to 5-year-old boys and girls.  This is a great program and a chance to show that hunters have a heart. Details of this year’s toy drive can be seen here:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/san-jacinto-wildlife-areas-annual-bryant-park-head-start-preschool-toy-drive-launches/

Also, San Jacinto’s 26th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 8th, 2020.  New state regulations, which went into effect 4 years ago, regarding donations for this great event are in effect again this year.  It’s a great cause to donate to as the Junior Hunters are the future of our sport. Details on the procedures for donating can be found at the below link:

https://socalhunt.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/new-procedures-for-donations-for-the-annual-junior-hunt-at-san-jacinto-wildlife-area/

Also, don’t let a little paperwork stop you from donating.  It’s not that hard, I know, I’ve done it every year since DFW started this requirement.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. You can put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).  Your reservation request has to be to the ALDS system 17 days in advance to get in on the drawing or you can get in on the daily “sweatline” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of. Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweatline” drawing is done after that. 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.

 

Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/4/19

The average take of Waterfowl at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area skyrocketed compared to Sunday’s fair average bag.  Snow Geese showed up in first place for most numerous bird bagged with Green Wing Teal taking over the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/4/19 were as follows:

52 adult hunters and no junior hunters bagged 8 Northern Shovelers, 5 Mallards, 26 Gadwall, 40 Widgeon, 28 Pintail, 45 Green Wing Teal, 23 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 1 Bufflehead, 2 Blue Wing Teal, and 3 Ruddy Ducks. 60 Snow Geese were downed at Wister on Wednesday.  There were no Coots checked in at Wister on Wednesday. This worked out to an average take of 3.56 ducks per gun or, with the Geese added in, 4.71 waterfowl per gun. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 16 checked in on time to get their spot.

Wister is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays only. You can put in for reservations online through the DFW Automated License Data System (ALDS).  Your reservation request has to be to the ALDS system 17 days in advance to get in on the drawing or you can get in on the daily “sweatline” drawing for the remaining blinds after the reservations are taken care of.  Reservation spots are given out starting at 3 AM and the “sweatline” drawing is done the night before at 10:30 pm, with sign-up for the drawing between 7:30 and 10:30 pm. 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’re 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.  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 Wister Staff at 760-359-0577.

 

 

 

 


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