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Hunt Results for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/5/18

The waterfowl take for Wednesday for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area rose a bit from Saturdays fair averages.  Widgeon climbed up into the first spot for number of birds taken with Pintail dropping to the second spot, only beating out Green Wing Teal by one bird.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/5/18 were as follows:

104 adult and 2 junior hunters checked in with 22 Shovelers, 12 Mallards, 33 Gadwall, 45 Widgeon, 32 Pintail, 31 Green Wing Teal, 17 Cinnamon Teal, 4 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 14 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 2 Bufflehead, and 4 Ruddy Ducks.  3 Snow Geese were checked in at Wister on Wednesday.  A lone Coot was taken at Wister on Wednesday.  This worked out to an average harvest of 2.06 ducks per gun or, with the Geese and Coot included, 2.09 waterfowl for each hunter. Out of 105 reservation cards issued 28 showed up on time for 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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Hunt Results for San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Wednesday – 12/5/18

The average take of waterfowl at San Jacinto Wildlife Area climbed back up somewhat from Saturday’s numbers under rainy conditions and cool temperatures with a high temp in the low 50s. Green Wing Teal took over first place for number of birds taken with Widgeon coming in second place.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/5/18 were as follows:

136 adult and 3 junior hunters bagged 31 Northern Shovelers, 14 Mallard, 33 Gadwall, 44 Widgeon, 7 Pintail, 52 Green Wing Teal, 18 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Redheads, 3 Canvasbacks, 23 Buffleheads, 1 Blue Wing Teal, and 14 Ruddy Ducks. No Geese were checked in at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  15 Coots were bagged at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This worked out to an average harvest of 1.75 ducks per hunter or, with the Coots included, 1.86 waterfowl for each person. Tom advised that out of 50 reservations issued 28 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 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

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/2018/10/30/san-jacinto-wildlife-areas-annual-bryant-park-preschool-toy-drive-begins-3/?fbclid=IwAR3Okyyj61n8gzVCI7BrNRrbrMy9oJQhKRvWogplIeB268pA0Sei0u43OII

Also, San Jacinto’s 25th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 2nd, 2019.  New state regulations, which went into effect 3 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 so don’t let a little paperwork keep you from donating. 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.

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 – 11/28/18 (Late Report)

(Due to recent computer problems at Wister, as you know if you follow SoCalHunt’s hunt results reports, the report from Wister for Wednesday, 11/28/18 was not forwarded to us at the usual time after the hunt day.  The DFW has now sent this report along to SoCalHunt so this will be a late report of that hunt day’s results.  We will report this in the usual form, comparing it to the averages on the hunt day previous but, to reiterate, this is NOT the report from today’s (12/5/18) hunt date.  Thanks for your patience and understanding on this.  Hopefully, and this appears to be the case, the problem has been resolved and we will receive the subsequent reports shortly after the hunt day as usual from now on.  Thanks to the DFW for working with us to resolve this problem.  Also, the hunt results report for Wister for Saturday, 12/1/18 will be edited to include our usual comparison of bird averages and first and second most numerous birds harvested.)

The average take of waterfowl for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area rose just slightly from Sunday’s low averages.  Pintail took over first place for number of birds checked in with Snow Geese coming in second, but only by one bird over Shovelers.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/28/18 were as follows:

77 adult hunters checked in with 20 Shovelers, 2 Mallards, 7 Gadwall, 13 Widgeon, 25 Pintail, 8 Green Wing Teal, 3 Cinnamon Teal, and 4 Redheads.  21 Snow Geese and 1 White Front Goose were bagged at Wister on Wednesday.  There were no Coots brought in to the check station at Wister on Wednesday.  This came out to an average bag of 1.06 ducks per gun or, with the Geese added in, 1.35 waterfowl for each hunter. Out of 105 reservation cards issued only 21 showed up 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, Saturday – 12/1/18

The average take of waterfowl for the Kern National Wildlife Refuge slid down slightly from Wednesday’s averages. Shovelers held on to first place for number of birds harvested with Pintail in the second spot, but only by one bird over Gadwalls.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 12/1/18 were as follows:

68 adult and 4 junior hunters checked in with 31 Shovelers, 4 Mallard, 28 Gadwall, 2 Widgeon, 29 Pintail, 5 Green Wing Teal, 6 Cinnamon Teal, 6 Redheads, 4 Ring Necks, 5 Buffleheads, and 2 Ruddy Ducks. Again, no Geese were taken at Kern on Saturday.  A single Coot was downed at Kern on Saturday.  This worked out to an average bag of 1.69 ducks per person or, with the Coot added in, 1.70 waterfowl for each hunter. Out of 11 reservation cards issued 6 arrived on time for 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, Sunday – 12/2/18

The waterfowl harvest for Sunday for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area dropped as it usually does on Sundays, back into poor territory.  Widgeon swapped with Pintail for first place for number of birds bagged relegating the Pintails to second place.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 12/2/18 were as follows:

70 adult and 2 junior hunters checked in with 3 Shovelers, 1 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 11 Widgeon, 10 Pintail, 2 Green Wing Teal, 7 Cinnamon Teal, and 7 Ruddy Ducks.  There were 2 Snow Geese bagged at Wister on Sunday.  Again, no Coots were brought into the check station at Wister on Sunday.  This worked out to an average harvest of 0.58 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese included, 0.61 waterfowl for per person. Out of 105 reservation cards issued 17 showed up on time for 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 – 12/1/18

(Edited 12/5/18 to reflect the comparison of hunt results information from 11/28/18 just received).

The waterfowl take for Saturday 12/1/18 for the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area rose a fair amount over Wednesday’s averages.  Pintail retained first place for number of birds bagged and Widgeon showed up in the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 12/1/18 were as follows:

190 adult and 14 junior hunters checked in with 33 Shovelers, 10 Mallards, 55 Gadwall, 72 Widgeon, 93 Pintail, 38 Green Wing Teal, 39 Cinnamon Teal, 9 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 10 Ring Necks, 4 Scaup, 10 Bufflehead, 1 Blue Wing Teal, and 7 Ruddy Ducks.  There were 2 Canada Geese, 12 Snow Geese, and 1 Ross’ Goose downed at Wister on Saturday.  No Coots were checked in at Wister on Saturday.  This figured out to an average take of 1.87 ducks per person or, with the Geese included, 1.95 waterfowl for each hunter. Out of 105 reservation cards issued 44 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 San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Saturday – 12/1/18

The waterfowl averages for San Jacinto Wildlife Area slipped down slightly from Wednesday’s count with party cloudy skies and cool temperatures just into the 60s. Shovelers climbed up into first place for number of birds bagged with Gadwall coming in second place.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 12/1/18 were as follows:

150 adult and 7 junior hunters bagged 80 Northern Shovelers, 14 Mallard, 43 Gadwall, 29 Widgeon, 22 Green Wing Teal, 10 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Redheads, 1 Canvasback, 5 Ring Necks, 9 Buffleheads, 1 Merganser, and 7 Ruddy Ducks. Again, no Geese were bagged at San Jacinto on Saturday.  5 Coots were brought in to the check station at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This figured out to an average harvest of 1.43 ducks per gun or, with the Coots added in, 1.46 waterfowl for each person. Tom advised that out of 52 reservation cards 29 showed up on time for their spot.

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

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/2018/10/30/san-jacinto-wildlife-areas-annual-bryant-park-preschool-toy-drive-begins-3/?fbclid=IwAR3Okyyj61n8gzVCI7BrNRrbrMy9oJQhKRvWogplIeB268pA0Sei0u43OII

Also, San Jacinto’s 25th Annual Junior Hunt is coming up on February 2nd, 2019.  New state regulations, which went into effect 3 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 so don’t let a little paperwork keep you from donating. 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.

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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