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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.

 

 

 

 

Hunt Results for Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Wednesday – 12/4/18

The average Waterfowl harvest at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge shot upward compared to Saturday’s fair average. Green Wing Teal climbed into first place for number of ducks bagged with Shovelers sliding back into the second position.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/4/19 were as follows:

68 adult hunters and 2 junior hunters checked in with 35 Shovelers, 9 Mallards, 19 Gadwall, 14 Widgeon, 13 Pintail, 59 Green Wing Teal, 18 Cinnamon Teal, 22 Redheads, 9 Ring Necks, 9 Buffleheads, and 2 Ruddy Ducks. There were no Geese or Coots taken at Kern on Wednesday. This figured out to an average bag of 2.99 ducks per person or, of course, with no Geese or Coots to figure in, 2.99 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 11 reservation cards issued 7 arrived on time for 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 – 12/4/19

The Waterfowl average take at San Jacinto Wildlife Area jump up a bit from Saturday’s average on a day with pretty much continual rain and temperatures getting into the upper 50s. Shovelers held on to first place for most numerous bird harvested beating out Gadwall which kept their second position.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Wednesday, 12/4/19 were as follows:

153 adult and 4 junior hunters bagged 55 Northern Shovelers, 16 Mallards, 54 Gadwall, 19 Widgeon, 1 Pintail, 49 Green Wing Teal, 33 Cinnamon Teal, 12 Redheads, 25 Ring Necks, 2 Scaup, 10 Bufflehead, 3 Goldeneye, 1 Blue Wing Teal, 1 Merganser, and 2 Ruddy Ducks. A single Ross’ Goose was bagged at San Jacinto on Wednesday. 9 Coots were also downed at San Jacinto on Wednesday.  This came out to an average harvest of 1.80 ducks per person or, with the Goose and Coots added, 1.87 waterfowl per hunter. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards 27 showed up in time to claim 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 – 11/27/19, Saturday – 11/30/19, Sunday – 12/1/19

The average take of Waterfowl at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area climbed upward compared to Sunday’s poor average bag.  Pintail, despite having a one bird limit, appeared in first place for most numerous bird checked in with Gadwall scoring the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/27/19 were as follows:

80 adult hunters and 5 junior hunters bagged 22 Northern Shovelers, 11 Mallards, 27 Gadwall, 25 Widgeon, 35 Pintail, 7 Green Wing Teal, 9 Cinnamon Teal, 3 Redheads, 1 Scaup, 1 Bufflehead, and 2 Ruddy Ducks. 16 Snow Geese were checked in at Wister on Wednesday.  2 Coots were also downed at Wister on Wednesday. This figured out to an average harvest of 1.68 ducks per gun or, with the Geese and Coots added in, 1.89 waterfowl per gun. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 20 hunters checked in on time to get their spot.

Average bag of Waterfowl at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area rose slightly compared to Wednesday’s fair average take.  Pintail held on to first place for most numerous bird taken with Widgeon jumping into the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 11/30/19 were as follows:

65 adult hunters and 6 junior hunters bagged 14 Northern Shovelers, 7 Mallards, 15 Gadwall, 22 Widgeon, 32 Pintail, 17 Green Wing Teal, 11 Cinnamon Teal, 2 Redheads, 2 Ring Necks, 2 Bufflehead, and 4 Ruddy Ducks. 18 Snow Geese were downed at Wister on Saturday.  8 Coots were also brought into the check station at Wister on Saturday. This worked out to an average take of 1.80 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese and Coots added in, 2.17 waterfowl per gun. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 16 arrived in time to claim their spot.

The Waterfowl average harvest of at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area slid back downward compared to Saturday’s fair average.  Widgeon were found in first place for most numerous bird harvested with Mallards taking the second spot.  The Wister Staff reported that the results for Sunday, 12/1/19 were as follows:

21 adult hunters and 3 junior hunters bagged 2 Northern Shovelers, 7 Mallards, 6 Gadwall, 11 Widgeon, 4 Pintail, 4 Cinnamon Teal, 1 Ring Neck, and 2 Ruddy Ducks. There were 2 Snow Geese checked in at Wister on Sunday.  2 Coots were also downed at Wister on Sunday. This figured out to an average harvest of 1.54 ducks per gun or, with the Geese and Coots worked in to the total, 1.71 waterfowl per gun. Out of 104 reservation cards issued 9 got there on time for their hunting 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 – 11/30/18

Waterfowl average harvest numbers at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge slid back compared to Wednesday’s good numbers. Shovelers kept their first place spot for number of ducks checked in with Bufflehead climbing into the second position.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Saturday, 11/30/19 were as follows:

90 adult hunters and 9 junior hunters harvested 52 Shovelers, 5 Mallards, 9 Gadwall, 5 Widgeon, 10 Pintail, 20 Green Wing Teal, 9 Cinnamon Teal, 10 Redheads, 2 Ring Necks, 1 Scaup, 28 Bufflehead, and 2 Ruddy Ducks. 1 Canada Goose, 1 Snow Goose, and 1 Ross’ Goose were bagged at Kern on Saturday.  2 Coots were also checked in at Kern on Saturday.  This figured out to an average take of 1.55 ducks per hunter or, with the Geese or Coots figured in, 1.60 waterfowl per gun. Out of 11 reservation cards issued 9 showed up in time for 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, Saturday – 11/30/19

The average Waterfowl harvest at San Jacinto Wildlife Area slid back a little from Wednesday’s fair average on a day with cloudy conditions and temperatures getting into the mid-50s. Shovelers climbed into first place for most numerous bird checked in with Gadwall taking over the second position.  Tom Trakes, from San Jacinto Wildlife Area, reported that the results for Saturday, 11/30/19 were as follows:

184 adult and 7 junior hunters bagged 64 Northern Shovelers, 11 Mallards, 38 Gadwall, 12 Widgeon, 2 Pintail, 21 Green Wing Teal, 33 Cinnamon Teal, 23 Redheads, 14 Ring Necks, 3 Scaup, 12 Bufflehead, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Mergansers, and 9 Ruddy Ducks. A lone Ross’ Goose was taken at San Jacinto on Saturday. 17 Coots were also checked in at San Jacinto on Saturday.  This figured out to an average bag of 1.29 ducks per gun or, with the Goose and Coots included, 1.39 waterfowl per person. Tom advised that out of 50 reservation cards 33 showed up in time to claim 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 Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Wednesday – 11/27/18

The average Waterfowl take at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge ticked up slightly compared to Saturday’s good numbers. Shovelers kept their first place position for number of ducks checked in with Green Wing Teal found in the second position, but only by one bird over Mallards.  The Kern NWR Staff reported that the results for Wednesday, 11/27/19 were as follows:

72 adult hunters and 7 junior hunters checked in with 63 Shovelers, 31 Mallards, 14 Gadwall, 4 Widgeon, 11 Pintail, 32 Green Wing Teal, 12 Cinnamon Teal, 13 Redheads, and 6 Ring Necks. There were no Geese shot at Kern on Wednesday.  In addition, 4 Coots were taken at Kern on Wednesday.  This came out to an average harvest of 2.35 ducks per person or, with the Coots figured in, 2.41 waterfowl per hunter. Out of 11 reservation cards issued 3 arrived on time for 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.

 


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