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

The waterfowl average take at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area ticked up just slightly as compared to Wednesday’s average under rainy skies and temperatures that started in the low 40s and never even got into the 50s. Green Wing Teal jumped into first place for most birds bagged swapping spots with Shovelers which slid back into the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 1/23/21 were as follows:

174 adult and 11 junior hunters harvested 92 Northern Shovelers, 5 Mallards, 36 Gadwall, 17 Pintail, 114 Green Wing Teal, 42 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Redhead, 1 Canvasback, 4 Bufflehead, and 14 Ruddy Ducks. 2 Canada Geese were checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday.  72 Coots were also bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This came out to an average bag of 1.76 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coots worked in to the total, 2.16 waterfowl per person. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards issued 21 hunters showed on time to get their spot.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. You can put in for reservations on-line 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 web site 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, Wednesday 1/20/21

The average harvest of waterfowl at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge for Wednesday skyrocketed by nearly 2 birds a person as compared to Saturday’s average. Shovelers took over first place for most numerous bird bagged with Widgeon climbing into the second spot but only by one bird over Green Wing Teal.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/20/21 were as follows:

91 adult and 3 junior hunters harvested 102 Shovelers, 11 Mallards, 46 Gadwall, 62 Widgeon, 32 Pintail, 61 Green Wing Teal, 53 Cinnamon Teal, 10 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 10 Bufflehead, 1 Blue Wing Teal, and 1 Ruddy Duck.  11 White Front Geese were downed at Kern on Wednesday.  There were no Coots collected at Kern on Wednesday.  This figured out to an average take of 4.15 ducks per gun or, with the Geese added in, 4.27 waterfowl per person. No info was given regarding the reservation cards issued or claimed.

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 – 1/20/21

The average waterfowl bag at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area jumped up a bit as compared to Saturday’s average under mostly clear skies with temperatures that started out in the mid 50s and only got up to the mid 60s. Shovelers took over first place for most numerous bird taken with Green Wing Teal falling back to the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/20/21 were as follows:

151 adult and 5 junior hunters checked in with 67 Northern Shovelers, 9 Mallard, 49 Gadwall, 27 Pintail, 61 Green Wing Teal, 31 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Canvasback, 1 Scaup, 3 Bufflehead, and 8 Ruddy Ducks.  No Geese were bagged at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  5 Coots were also downed at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This figured out to an average take of 1.66 ducks per gun or, with the Coots included, 1.69 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards issued 21 hunters arrived on time to claim their spot.

San Jacinto is open for waterfowl hunting on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. You can put in for reservations on-line 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 web site 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 1/16/21

The average take of waterfowl at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge for Saturday Dropped some as compared to Wednesday’s average. Green Wing Teal took over first place for most birds taken with Shovelers coming in at the second spot.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 1/16/21 were as follows:

114 adult and 8 junior hunters took home 75 Shovelers, 16 Mallards, 35 Gadwall, 34 Widgeon, 13 Pintail, 84 Green Wing Teal, 32 Cinnamon Teal, 8 Redheads, 1 Ring Neck, 8 Bufflehead, and 4 Ruddy Ducks.  There were no Geese or Coots checked in at Kern on Saturday.  This worked out to an average harvest of 2.54 ducks per hunter and, obviously, with no Geese and Coots to include, 2.54 waterfowl per gun. No info was given regarding the reservation cards issued or claimed.

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, Sunday – 1/17/21

The average harvest of waterfowl for Sunday at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area dropped significantly from Saturday’s average.  Green Wing Teal held on to first place for most birds taken with Cinnamon Teal holding on to the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 1/17/21 were as follows:

79 adult and 3 junior hunters bagged 13 Northern Shovelers, 3 Mallards, 8 Gadwall, 1 Widgeon, 10 Pintail, 23 Green Wing Teal, 20 Cinnamon Teal,1 Redhead, 1 Canvasback, and 3 Bufflehead.  2 Snow Geese were checked in at Wister on Sunday.  In addition, 6 Coots were downed at Wister on Sunday.  This worked out to an average take of 1.01 ducks per gun or with the Geese and Coots included 1.11 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 104 reservations only 19 hunters 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 the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Saturday – 1/16/21

The average take of waterfowl for Saturday at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area stayed relatively the same from Wednesday’s average.  Green Wing Teal retained first place for most birds bagged with Cinnamon Teal taking over the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 1/16/21 were as follows:

195 adult and 11 junior hunters took home 92 Northern Shovelers, 7 Mallards, 52 Gadwall, 1 Widgeon, 70 Pintail, 115 Green Wing Teal, 94 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Scaup, 15 Bufflehead, 1 Blue Wing Teal, and 14 Ruddy Ducks.  2 Snow Geese were taken at Wister on Saturday. 4 Coots were also bagged at Wister on Saturday.  This worked out to an average take of 2.25 ducks per hunter or with the Geese and Coots added in 2.28 waterfowl per person. No info was given on how many reservations were claimed.

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 – 1/16/21

The waterfowl average harvest for the San Jacinto Wildlife Area stayed just about the same as compared to Wednesday’s average under clear skies that started out with temperatures in the high 40s and ended up in the mid 80s.  Green Wing Teal held on to first place for most birds checked in with Coots…ah, yeah…Coots taking over the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 1/16/21 were as follows:

167 adult and 9 junior hunters bagged 29 Northern Shovelers, 1 Mallard, 11 Gadwall, 12 Widgeon, 9 Pintail, 47 Green Wing Teal, 26 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 7 Bufflehead, 1 Merganser, and 13 Ruddy Ducks.  No Geese were downed at San Jacinto on Saturday.  42 Coots were also taken at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This worked out to an average bag of 0.90 ducks per hunter or, with the Coots added in, 1.14 waterfowl per gun. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards issued 33 hunting parties showed up on time to get their spot.

San Jacinto’s 27th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 6th, 2021.  New state regulations, which went into effect 5 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 on-line 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 web site 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, Wednesday 1/13/21

The average harvest of waterfowl at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge for Wednesday headed upward again compared to Saturday’s average. Shovelers held on to first place for most numerous bird bagged with Gadwall retaining the second spot.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/13/21 were as follows:

102 adult and 4 junior hunters took home 85 Shovelers, 3 Mallards, 57 Gadwall, 38 Widgeon, 25 Pintail, 49 Green Wing Teal, 29 Cinnamon Teal, 13 Redheads, 2 Ring Necks, 19 Bufflehead, and 17 Ruddy Ducks.  1 Snow Goose and 1 White Front Goose were taken at Kern on Wednesday.  3 Coots were also bagged at Kern on Wednesday.  This figured out to an average take of 3.18 ducks per gun or, with the Geese and Coots added in, 3.23 waterfowl for each hunter. No info was given regarding the reservation cards issued or claimed.

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, Wednesday – 1/13/21

The waterfowl average bag for Wednesday at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area jumped about an entire bird per person from Sunday’s average.  Green Wing Teal climbed into first place for most birds taken with Shovelers found in the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/13/21 were as follows:

101 adult and 3 junior hunters took home 57 Northern Shovelers, 4 Mallards, 29 Gadwall, 36 Pintail, 75 Green Wing Teal, 32 Cinnamon Teal, and 3 Ruddy Ducks.  5 Snow Geese were checked in at Wister on Wednesday. 2 Coots were also downed at Wister on Wednesday.  This came out to an average bag of 2.27 ducks per hunter or with the Geese and Coots included 2.34 waterfowl per gun. Out of the 104 reservations issued 23 hunters arrived in 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 San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 1/13/21

The waterfowl average take for the San Jacinto Wildlife Area Stayed just about the same as compared to Saturday’s average under clear skies that started in the low 40s and ended up in the high 70s. Green Wing Teal climbed into first place for most numerous bird taken with Cinnamon Teal showing up in the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/13/21 were as follows:

148 adult and 4 junior hunters took home 30 Northern Shovelers, 6 Mallards, 19 Gadwall, 2 Widgeon, 9 Pintail, 40 Green Wing Teal, 32 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Bufflehead, and 10 Ruddy Ducks.  No Geese were bagged at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  9 Coots were also checked in at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This figured out to an average harvest of 0.98 ducks per gun or, with the Coots included, 1.04 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards issued 25 hunting parties showed up on time to get their spot.

San Jacinto’s 27th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 6th, 2021.  New state regulations, which went into effect 5 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 on-line 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 web site 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 1/9/21

The average waterfowl harvest at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge for Saturday stayed nearly the same as Wednesday’s average. Green Wing Teal and Shovelers came in tied for first place for most birds checked in with Gadwall a close second.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 1/9/21 were as follows:

101 adult and 9 junior hunters checked in with 56 Shovelers, 10 Mallards, 52 Gadwall, 34 Widgeon, 24 Pintail, 56 Green Wing Teal, 38 Cinnamon Teal, 6 Redheads, 1 Ring Neck, 5 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye, and 3 Ruddy Ducks.  5 White Front Geese were bagged at Kern on Saturday.  3 Coots were also downed at Kern on Saturday.  This worked out to an average take of 2.60 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coots added, 2.67 waterfowl average for each gun. No info was given regarding the reservation cards issued or claimed.

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 – 1/9/21

The waterfowl average harvest at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area stayed just about the same as Wednesday’s average.  Green Wing Teal held on to first place for most birds taken with Cinnamon Teal holding on to the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 1/9/21 were as follows:

191 adult and 13 junior hunters harvested 70 Northern Shovelers, 3 Mallards, 41 Gadwall, 1 Widgeon, 37 Pintail, 101 Green Wing Teal, 83 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Redhead, 1 Ring Neck, 9 Bufflehead, 1 Hooded Merganser, and 29 Ruddy Duck.  No Geese were bagged at Wister on Saturday.  8 Coots were also downed at Wister on Saturday.  This worked out to an average harvest of 1.85 ducks per hunter or with the Coots included, 1.89 waterfowl per gun. Out of the 104 reservations issued 37 hunters 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 – 1/9/21

The average waterfowl bag for the San Jacinto Wildlife Area ticked up just a hair, sort of, as compared to Wednesday’s average under clear skies with temperatures that started off in the mid 30s and peaked just at 70.  Coots…yes, Coots appeared in first place for most birds checked in with Shovelers found in the second spot.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 1/9/21 were as follows:

169 adult and 15 junior hunters checked in with 45 Northern Shovelers, 6 Mallards, 13 Gadwall, 1 Widgeon, 7 Pintail, 18 Green Wing Teal, 23 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Ring Neck, 1 Scaup, 5 Bufflehead, 1 Merganser, and 29 Ruddy Ducks.  No Geese were taken at San Jacinto on Saturday.  52 Coots were also bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This worked out to an average take of 0.82 ducks per hunter or, with the Coots added in, 1.10 waterfowl per person. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards issued 30 hunters showed up in time to claim their spot.

San Jacinto’s 27th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 6th, 2021.  New state regulations, which went into effect 5 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 on-line 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 web site 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 San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 1/6/21

The average waterfowl take for the San Jacinto Wildlife Area stayed about the same as compared to Saturday’s average under mostly clear skies with temperatures that started in the low 40s and ended up in the mid 70s.  Shovelers again held on to first place for most birds bagged with Green Wing Teal retaining the second place.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 1/6/21 were as follows:

142 adult and 9 junior hunters checked in with 41 Northern Shovelers, 6 Mallards, 22 Gadwall, 1 Widgeon, 4 Pintail, 24 Green Wing Teal, 21 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Ring Neck, 7 Bufflehead, and 8 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were harvested at San Jacinto on Wednesday. A lone Coot was also taken at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This worked out to an average take of 0.89 ducks per hunter or, with the Coot added in, 0.90 waterfowl per person. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards issued 21 hunters showed up in time to get their spot.

San Jacinto’s 27th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 6th, 2021.  New state regulations, which went into effect 5 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 on-line 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 web site 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 12/19/20 through Saturday 1/2/21

Kern has begun to publish their bird counts again.  Just like with SJ and Wister I’ll get y’all caught up, and for sake of brevity, I’m just listing the bird count numbers to get us up to date…

Wednesday 12/19/20 – 89 adult and 7 junior hunters bagged 75 Northern Shovelers, 11 Mallards, 46 Gadwall, 25 Widgeon, 20 Pintail, 21 Green Wing Teal, 7 Cinnamon Teal, 15 Redheads, 10 Ring Necks, and 1 Scaup.  1 White Front Goose were taken. 1 Coot was checked in at Kern.  The average take was 2.41 ducks and, with the Goose and Coot included, 2.43 waterfowl per hunter. No info was given regarding the reservation cards issued or claimed.

Saturday 12/23/20 – 99 adult and 9 junior hunters bagged 115 Northern Shovelers, 21 Mallards, 79 Gadwall, 38 Widgeon, 19 Pintail, 42 Green Wing Teal, 10 Cinnamon Teal, 30 Redheads, 2 Canvasbacks, 5 Ring Necks, 11 Bufflehead, 1 Blue Wing Teal, 1 Merganser, and 1 Ruddy Duck.  2 Canada Geese and 1 White Front Goose were taken. No Coots was checked in at Kern.  The average take was 3.52 ducks and, with the Geese included, 3.55 waterfowl per hunter. No info was given regarding the reservation cards issued or claimed.

Wednesday 12/26/20 – 93 adult and 6 junior hunters bagged 82 Northern Shovelers, 13 Mallards, 34 Gadwall, 19 Widgeon, 16 Pintail, 19 Green Wing Teal, 2 Cinnamon Teal, 15 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 2 Ring Necks, and 4 Bufflehead.  1 White Front Goose was taken. No Coots was checked in at Kern.  The average take was 2.09 ducks and, with the Geese included, 2.10 waterfowl per hunter. No info was given regarding the reservation cards issued or claimed.

Wednesday 12/30/20 – 103 adult and 10 junior hunters bagged 81 Northern Shovelers, 10 Mallards, 52 Gadwall, 21 Widgeon, 16 Pintail, 26 Green Wing Teal, 15 Cinnamon Teal, 21 Redheads, 4 Bufflehead, 1 Blue Wing Teal, 1 Merganser, and 1 Ruddy Duck.  4 White Front Geese were taken. No Coots was checked in at Kern.  The average take was 2.20 ducks and, with the Geese included, 2.07 waterfowl per hunter. No info was given regarding the reservation cards issued or claimed.

Saturday 1/2/21 – 104 adult and 4 junior hunters bagged 58 Northern Shovelers, 10 Mallards, 27 Gadwall, 22 Widgeon, 12 Pintail, 34 Green Wing Teal, 23 Cinnamon Teal, 18 Redheads, 2 Ring Necks, 2 Scaup, 10 Bufflehead, and 1 Ruddy Duck.  4 White Front Geese were taken. 1 Coot was checked in at Kern.  The average take was 2.03 ducks and, with the Geese and Coot included, 2.07 waterfowl per hunter. No info was given regarding the reservation cards issued or claimed.

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, Sunday – 1/3/21

The average waterfowl take at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area plummeted as compared to Saturday’s average.  Shovelers held on to first place for most birds bagged with Pintail taking over the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 1/3/21 were as follows:

52 adult and 2 junior hunters harvested 14 Northern Shovelers, 4 Mallards, 3 Gadwall, 1 Widgeon, 6 Pintail, 5 Green Wing Teal, 5 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Bufflehead, 1 Goldeneye, and 1 Ruddy Duck.  No Geese were taken at Wister on Sunday.  Also, 5 Coots were checked in at Wister on Sunday.  This worked out to an average take of 0.78 ducks per hunter or with the Coots worked in, 0.87 waterfowl per person. Out of the 104 reservations issued only 13 hunters 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 – 1/2/21

The average waterfowl harvest for the San Jacinto Wildlife Area stayed about the same as compared to Wednesday’s average under partly cloudy skies with temperatures starting in the high 30s and ending up in the low 60s.  Shovelers held on to first place for most birds checked in with Green Wing Teal retaining the second place.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 1/2/21 were as follows:

155 adult and 10 junior hunters took home 39 Northern Shovelers, 4 Mallards, 15 Gadwall, 7 Pintail, 27 Green Wing Teal, 18 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Canvasbacks, 1 Ring Neck, 2 Bufflehead, 1 Merganser, and 22 Ruddy Ducks.  No Geese were taken at San Jacinto on Saturday.  16 Coots were also bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This came out to an average take of 0.84 ducks per gun or, with the Coots included, 0.94 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards issued 27 hunters showed up in time to get their spot.

San Jacinto’s 27th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 6th, 2021.  New state regulations, which went into effect 5 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 on-line 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 web site 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 San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/23/20 through Wednesday – 12/30/20

For sake of brevity I’m just listing the bird count numbers to get us up to date…

Wednesday 12/23/20 – 176 adult and 11 junior hunters bagged 69 Northern Shovelers, 26 Mallards, 59 Gadwall, 2 Widgeon, 12 Pintail, 73 Green Wing Teal, 14 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Redhead, 5 Canvasbacks, 14 Bufflehead, and 11 Ruddy Ducks.  2 White Front Geese and 1 Snow Goose were taken. 3 Coots were checked in at San Jacinto.  The average take was 1.53 ducks and, with the Geese and Coots included, 1.56 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 52 reservation cards issued 35 hunters showed up in time to get their spot.

Saturday 12/26/20 – 162 adult and 9 junior hunters bagged 61 Northern Shovelers, 12 Mallards, 17 Gadwall, 1 Widgeon, 5 Pintail, 26 Green Wing Teal, 13 Cinnamon Teal, 5 Bufflehead, and 12 Ruddy Ducks.  No Geese were taken. 9 Coots were checked in at San Jacinto.  The average take was 0.89 ducks and, with the Coots included, 0.94 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 52 reservation cards issued 26 hunters showed up in time to get their spot.

Wednesday 12/30/20 – 179 adult and 7 junior hunters bagged 68 Northern Shovelers, 11 Gadwall, 6 Pintail, 16 Green Wing Teal, 15 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Canvasback, 8 Bufflehead, 2 Mergansers, and 11 Ruddy Ducks.  2 Snow Geese were taken. 12 Coots were checked in at San Jacinto.  The average take was 0.74 ducks and, with the Geese and Coots included, 0.82 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 52 reservation cards issued 27 hunters showed up in time to get their spot.

San Jacinto’s 27th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 6th, 2021.  New state regulations, which went into effect 5 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 on-line 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 web site 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, Sunday – 12/20/20

The average waterfowl take at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area headed downward compared to Saturday’s average.  Green Wing Teal again held on to first place for most birds checked in with Gadwall taking over the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 12/20/20 were as follows:

58 adult and 4 junior hunters took home 5 Northern Shovelers, 3 Mallards, 16 Gadwall, 1 Widgeon, 8 Pintail, 27 Green Wing Teal, 9 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Ring Neck, and 1 Ruddy Duck.  4 Snow Geese were bagged at Wister on Sunday.  Also, 11 Coots were bagged at Wister on Sunday.  This came out to an average take of 1.15 ducks per hunter or with the Geese and Coot included, 1.39 waterfowl per person. Out of the 104 reservations issued 21 hunters showed 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 the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Saturday – 12/19/20

The waterfowl average bag at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area Stayed almost the same as compared to Sunday’s average.  Green Wing Teal held on to first place for most birds taken with Pintail taking over the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 12/19/20 were as follows:

152 adult and 11 junior hunters harvested 41 Northern Shovelers, 9 Mallards, 42 Gadwall, 80 Pintail, 191 Green Wing Teal, 53 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Redheads, 3 Ring Necks, 6 Bufflehead, 1 Blue Wing Teal, 1 Surf Scooter, and 4 Ruddy Ducks.  3 Snow Geese were downed at Wister on Saturday.  Also, 1 Coot was brought in at Wister on Saturday.  This worked out to an average take of 2.66 ducks per person or with the Geese and Coot included, 2.69 waterfowl per gun. Out of the 104 reservations issued 33 hunters came 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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