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Bogota & Thorny Cypress WMA Waterfowl Pool Drawings

Field at Bogota WMA

Pools and hunting dates will be allocated through a computer drawing held in October Bogota and Thorny Cypress WMAs. The quota application period will run from Sep. 10 - Oct. 1, 2014.

This year, in addition to the pools at Bogota & Thorny Cypress, we will also be adding 10 blinds at Gooch Unit E, 10 blinds at White Oak (Lebanon Pond). and 9 blinds at Shelby Forest.


Frequently Asked Questions

Pool Locations & Vacancies

 

Bogota WMA Thorny Cypress WMA

Bogota Pool 2
Bogota Pool 4
Bogota Pool 7
Bogota Pool 12
Bogota Pool 14
Bogota Pool 21

Thorny Cypress Pool 1
Thorny Cypress Pool 2
Thorny Cypress Pool 3
Thorny Cypress Pool 4
Thorny Cypress Pool 5
Thorny Cypress Pool 6
Thorny Cypress Pool 7
Thorny Cypress Pool 8
Thorny Cypress Pool 9

Non Draw Sites are "First Come First Serve Pools" - Bogota Pool 1, Thorny Pool 10, Thorny Pool 11, Thorny Pool 12

Special Rules & Regulations

  • Hunters selected for a pool/blind site may bring up to four additional hunters. No more than five hunters per pool or blind. No pool may be hunted unless a hunter selected for that assigned pool and date is present.

    All hunters must possess:
    • A valid blind conformation number issued by TWRA or be accompanied by a hunter that has a valid confirmation number
    • A picture identification
    • All appropriate license and permits

  • Hunters may leave in place decoys and a temporary blind at their blind site during their assigned hunt date, but must remove all decoys and blind materials at the end of their last hunt date.
  • Waterfowl hunting ends at 3:00 p.m. each day of the hunt.
    ATVs may be used to access the pools, but must not knock down any corn or other planted crops.
  • Driving or disturbing waterfowl by the use of motorized vehicle is a federal violation and violators will be prosecuted.

Any violation of rules and regulations will result in prosecution and cancellation of the hunt.

Bogota & Thorny Cypress WMA Waterfowl Pool Location Maps

Bogota & Thorny Cypress Map Pool 7Pool 4Pool 2 pool 1 pool 12 Pool 1Pool 6Pool 7Pool 2 pool 11 pool 10 Pool 3Pool 8Pool 9Pool 5Pool 4Pool 2 Pool 4 Pool 7 Pool 21 Pool 12 Pool 14 Pool 1 Pool 2 Pool 3 Pool 4 Pool 8 Pool 7 Pool 9 Pool 5 Pool 6 pool21 pool 14 pool 12

Bogota Pool 1--Non Draw Site

Location/Directions :N 36 08'30.41" W 89 26'28.01"(map)

Bogota WMA. Traveling North on HWY 78 from Dyersburg approximately 7 miles, turn left on the first gravel road after crossing the Obion River. Pool 1 lies beyond the red gate which will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during waterfowl season.

Hunt Dates : Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during waterfowl season.

For more information about the Non Draw Sites, see the Frequently asked Questions link.

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Bogota Pool 2

Location/Directions :N 36 08’55.76 W 89 26’23.82 (map)

Bogota WMA. Traveling North on HWY 78 from Dyersburg approximately 7 miles, turn left on the second gravel road (Bledsoe Rd) after crossing the Obion River. Pool 2 will be on the left in 0.3 Miles.

Size:  13 Acres

Food:  7 acres of good quality corn, 6 acres excellent quality moist soil plants

Cover:   Standing corn, willow trees along the south and western edge

Hunt Dates (2014-2015): Nov 22-23,  Nov 29-30, Dec 5-7, Dec 12-14, Dec 19-21, Dec 26-28, Jan 2-4, Jan 9-11, Jan 16-18, Jan 23-25.

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Bogota Pool 4

Location/Directions: N 36 08’48.00 W 89 27’20.08 (map)

Bogota WMA. Travel north on HWY 78 from Dyersburg approximately 8 miles . Turn left on Hwy. 103 and travel about a mile. Turn left onto Barbwire Rd. follow Barbwire for 0.9 miles, turn left and proceed through red gate for 0.3 miles, Pool 4 will be on the right.

Size:  15 acres

Food:  15 acres of fair to poor quality corn, 5 acres fair quality moist soil plants

Cover:  Willows trees on the north levee, old cinder block blind in center of pool The west of the unit has a created oxbow now has willows along the edge that are tall enough to provide hunting cover.

Hunt Dates ((2014-2015):  Dec 12-14, Dec 19-21, Dec 26-28, Jan 2-4, Jan 9-11, Jan 16-18, Jan 23-25.

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Bogota Pool 7

Location/Directions: N 36 08’11.21” W 89 27’28.40” (map)

Bogota WMA. Travel north on HWY 78 from Dyersburg approximately 8 miles . Turn left on Hwy. 103 and travel about a mile. Turn left onto Barbwire Rd. for 1.6 miles. At the T make a left. Proceed though the red gate, Pool 7 will be on your right in 300 yards.

Size:  25 Acres

Food:  25 acres planted good quality moist soil plants

Cover:  Willow trees on west side of pool

Hunt Dates (2014-2015): Nov 22-23,  Nov 29-30, Dec 5-7, Dec 12-14, Dec 19-21, Dec 26-28, Jan 2-4, Jan 9-11, Jan 16-18, Jan 23-25.

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Bogota Pool 12

Location/Directions: N 36 07’23.87” W 89 28’00.59” (map)

Bogota WMA. Travel north on HWY 78 from Dyersburg approximately 8 miles . Turn left on Hwy. 103 and travel about a mile. Turn left onto Barbwire Rd. Travel approximately 2.3 miles, until you see pool 12 and Pool 14 signs. Turn Right on Sycamore Rd., in 400 yards make a left on a gravel rd. (Look for pool 12 signs). Parking area for Pool 12 will be on the left down 400 yards. The pool is directly behind the parking area.

Size:  40 acres

Food: 15 acres of fair to poor quality corn, 25 acres of harvested beans

Cover: Standing corn, one layout mound has been built at this location: Center of pool  GPS:  N 36 07’ 30.0 W 89 27’ 53

Hunt Dates (2014-2015): Nov 22-23,  Nov 29-30, Dec 5-7, Dec 12-14, Dec 19-21, Dec 26-28, Jan 2-4, Jan 9-11, Jan 16-18, Jan 23-25.

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Bogota Pool 14

Location/Directions: N 36 07’ 07.21 W 89 28’ 13.52 (map)

Bogota WMA. Travel north on HWY 78 from Dyersburg approximately 8 miles . Turn left on Hwy. 103 and travel about a mile. Turn left onto Barbwire Rd. and travel approximately 2.3 miles. Turn Right on Sycamore Rd., in 400 yards make a left on a gravel rd. (Look for pool 14 signs). Road will dead end at Pool 14.

Size: 15 acres

Food:  15 acres of good quality moist soil plants

Cover: one layout mound has been constructed at this location: Center of pool, GPS: N 36 07’ 10.6  W 89 28’13.7

Hunt Dates (2014-2015): Dec 19-21, Dec 26-28, Jan 2-4, Jan 9-11, Jan 16-18, Jan 23-25.

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Bogota Pool 21

Location/Directions: N 36 08’09.69 W 89 28’45.34 (map)

Bogota WMA. Travel north on HWY 78 from Dyersburg approximately 8 miles . Turn left on Hwy. 103. Turn onto Barbwire Rd. for 1.6 miles. At the T make a right on Spence Spur Rd. Pool 21 will be on your left in 0.8 miles. The parking area for Pool 21 will be the northeast corner of the pool or along the county roads which boarders the pool on the north and east sides. The county road along the eastern boundary may not be passable during wet weather.

Size: 50 Acres

Food: 30 Acres of poor quality corn, 15 acres of planted millet 5 acres of good quality moist soil plants

Cover:  Standing corn, one layout mound built at this location: Center of pool-  GPS: N 36 08’ 03.6 W89 28’52.2

Hunt Dates (2014-2015): Nov 22-23,  Nov 29-30, Dec 5-7, Dec 12-14, Dec 19-21, Dec 26-28, Jan 2-4, Jan 9-11, Jan 16-18, Jan 23-25.

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Thorny Cypress Pool 1

Location/Directions: N 36 06’19.98 W 89 34 04.28 (map)

Thorny Cypress WMA North Unit. From Great River Road turn onto Boothspoint Rd. Turn left in 0.5 miles and proceed through the red gate to Pool 1.

Size: Two impoundments totaling 40 acres separated by a gravel road.  Hunters drawn for this pool may hunt both impoundments.
Cover:Standing corn, two layout mounds have been built at the following locations: North Unit  N 36 06’ 23.0 W 89 34’05.6  and
South Unit  N 36 06’ 18.3 W 89 34’ 06.5

Food: 8 acres good quality corn, 32 acres of good quality moist soil plants

Hunt Dates (2014-2015): Nov 22-23,  Nov 29-30,  Dec 5-7, Dec 12-14, Dec 19-21, Dec 26-28, Jan 2-4, Jan 9-11, Jan 16-18, Jan 23-25.

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Thorny Cypress Pool 2

Location/Directions: N 36 06’20.28” W 89 33’45.73” (map)

Thorny Cypress WMA North Unit. From Great River Road turn onto Boothspoint Rd. Turn left in 1.1 miles and proceed north a half mile to parking area. Follow signs from parking area to pool. Pool 2 is approximately 600 yards northwest from parking area. Hunters may walk or use ATV’s to access pool.

Size: 70 acres

Food: 7 acres of good quality corn, 3 acres of good quality planted millet, 40 acres of harvested corn, 20 acres of good quality moist soil plants

Cover:  Standing corn, willow and cottonwood trees on south side of pool, one layout mound has been built at the following location:
North mound:  N 36 06’ 21.7 W 89 33’ 52.7

Hunt Dates (2014-2015):  Nov 22-23,  Nov 29-30, Dec 5-7, Dec 12-14, Dec 19-21, Dec 26-28, Jan 2-4, Jan 9-11, Jan 16-18, Jan 23-25.

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Thorny Cypress Pool 3

Location/Directions: N 36 06’04.05” W 89 33’45.23” (map)

Thorny Cypress WMA North Unit. From Great River Road turn onto Boothspoint Rd. Turn left in 1.1 miles and proceed north a half mile to parking area. Pool 3 is 300 yards west of parking area. Hunters may walk or use ATV’s to access pool.

Size:  30 Acres

Food: 7 acres of good quality corn, 15 acres of good moist soil plants, 8 acres of harvested soybeans

Cover:  Standing corn, one layout mound has been built at the following location - Center mound:  N 36 06’ 03.5  W 89 33’ 44.8

Hunt Dates (2014-2015):  Dec 5-7, Dec 12-14, Dec 19-21, Dec 26-28, Jan 2-4, Jan 9-11, Jan 16-18, Jan 23-25.

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Thorny Cypress Pool 4

Location/Directions: N 36 06’06.03” W 89 33’08.85” (map)

Thorny Cypress WMA North Unit. From Great River Road turn onto Boothspoint Rd. Turn left in 1.1 miles and proceed north a half mile to parking area. Pool 4 is 400 yards east of parking area. Hunters may walk or use ATV’s to access pool.

Size:  35 acres

Food: 4 acres of fair quality corn planted in 4 locations, 31 acres of good quality moist soil plants.

Cover:  Standing corn, 20ft tall flooded trees in center of impoundment

Hunt Dates (2014-2015): Nov 22-23,  Nov 29-30, Dec 5-7, Dec 12-14, Dec 19-21, Dec 26-28, Jan 2-4, Jan 9-11, Jan 16-18, Jan 23-25.

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Thorny Cypress Pool 5

Location/Directions: N 36 03’12.00” W 89 33’53.13” (map)

Thorny Cypress WMA South Unit. Parking area located off of Hwy 104 approximately 300 yards east of Yarbro Rd. Hunters may also access pool from Yarbro road parking area. Hunters may walk or use ATV’s to access pool.

Size:  70 acres

Food: 8 acres of good quality corn, 62 acres of harvested beans

Cover:  Standing corn, 2 layout mounds located in the following locations - North Mound  N 36 03’ 18.1 W 89 34’ 01.9
South Mound   N 36 03’ 10.5 W 89 33’54.4

Hunt Dates (2014-2015): Dec 19-21, Dec 26-28, Jan 2-4, Jan 9-11, Jan 16-18, Jan 23-25.

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Thorny Cypress Pool 6

Location/Directions: N 36 03’26.00” W 89 34’13.49” (map)

Thorny Cypress WMA South Unit. From Hwy 104 turn North on Yarbro Rd. Parking area is on the left approximately 400 North of Hwy 104. Pool 6 is 100 yards directly east of the parking area. Hunters may walk or use atv’s to access pool. Hunters using atv’s to access pool must ride along marked trail on north side of Pool 6. Atv’s may not be used on levees.

Size:  65 acres

Food:  12 acres of fair to good quality corn,  53 acres of good quality moist soil plants

Cover:  Standing corn, 4 layout mounds have been built in the following locations - North Mound  N  36 03’ 32.1 W 89 33’ 55.5,
West Mound  N 36 03’30.1 W 89 34’10.7, East Mound  N 36 03’ 27.4 W 89 33’ 52.6, South Mound   N 36 03’ 30.7 W 89 34’ 01.6

Hunt Dates (2014-2015): Nov 22-23,  Nov 29-30, Dec 5-7, Dec 12-14, Dec 19-21, Dec 26-28, Jan 2-4, Jan 9-11, Jan 16-18, Jan 23-25.

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Thorny Cypress Pool 7

Location/Directions: N 36 03’36.30” W 89 34’11.35” (map)

Thorny Cypress WMA South Unit. From Hwy 104 turn North on Yarbro Rd. Parking area is on the left approximately 400 yards North of Hwy 104. Pool 7 is on the east side of Yarbro Rd, 150 yards northwest from the parking area. Hunters may walk or use atv’s to access pool. ATV’s may not be used on levees.

Size:  25 acres

Food:10 acres of fair to good quality corn, 15 acres excellent quality moist soil plants

Cover:  Standing corn

Hunt Dates (2014-2015): Dec 12-14, Dec 19-21, Dec 26-28, Jan 2-4, Jan 9-11, Jan 16-18, Jan 23-25.

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Thorny Cypress Pool 8

Location/Directions: N 36 03’50.16” W 89 34’12.45 (map)

Thorny Cypress WMA South Unit: From Hwy 104 turn North on Yarbro Rd, parking area and pool will be on the right in 0.74 miles. Hunters may walk or use atv’s to access pool. Hunters using atv’s to access pool must ride along marked trails on north or south side of Pool 8. ATV’s may not be used on levees.

Size:  40 acres

Food:  12 acres of fair to good quality corn, 28 acres of excellent quality moist soil plants

Cover:  Standing corn, two layout mounds have been built in the following locations - North Mound N 36 03’ 48.7 W 89 33’ 48.0
South Mound   N 36 03’ 46.5 W 89 33’ 45.2

Hunt Dates (2014-2015): Nov 22-23,  Nov 29-30, Dec 5-7, Dec 12-14, Dec 19-21, Dec 26-28, Jan 2-4, Jan 9-11, Jan 16-18, Jan 23-25.

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Thorny Cypress Pool 9

Location/Directions: N 36 03’12.00” W 89 33’53.13” (map)

Thorny Cypress WMA South Unit: Parking area located off of Hwy 104.
Pool 9 is 0.7 miles north east of the parking from can be accessed with ATV or by walking.

Size:  50 acres

Food: 35 acres of fair to good quality planted corn, 10 acres of moist soil plants, 5 acres of harvested soybeans

Cover:  Standing, two lay out mounds have been built at the following locations - South Mound   N 36 03’ 23.0 W 89 33’ 23.6
East Mound     N 36 03’ 28.5 W 89 33 15.1

Hunt Dates (2014-2015): Dec 19-21, Dec 26-28, Jan 2-4, Jan 9-11, Jan 16-18, Jan 23-25.

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Thorny Cypress Pool 10--Non Draw Site

Location/Directions: N 36 3'34.25.7" W 89 32'53.186"(map)

Thorny Cypress WMA South Unit: Parking area located off of Hwy 104.
Pool 10 is 0.8 miles north east of the parking area. Can be accessed by walking.

Hunt Dates : Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during waterfowl season.

For more information about the Non Draw Sites, see the Frequently asked Questions link.

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Thorny Cypress Pool 11--Non Draw Site

Location/Directions: N 36 4'7.037" W 89 35'4.624"(map)

Thorny Cypress WMA South Unit: From Hwy 104, turn North on Yarbro Rd. Parking area is on the left north of Hwy 104. Pool 11 is west of Yarbro Rd. No ATV's allowed.

Hunt Dates : Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during waterfowl season.

For more information about the Non Draw Sites, see the Frequently asked Questions link.

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Thorny Cypress Pool 12--Non Draw Site

Location/Directions: N 36 6'18.892" W 89 32'40.717(map)

Thorny Cypress WMA North Unit: From Great River Rd, turn onto Boothspoint Rd. Pool 12 begins on the north side of the road, 1.3 miles from Great River Rd. and continues to the end of Boothspoint Rd. Waterfowl hunters may walk or use ATV's to access pool. ATV's can only access pool 12 by designated trail. You cannot access it between pools 3 and 4.

Hunt Dates : Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during waterfowl season.

For more information about the Non Draw Sites, see the Frequently asked Questions link.

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