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Bogota & Thorny Cypress WMA Waterfowl Pool Drawings

Field at Bogota WMA

There are 4 vacancies for the February 8th youth waterfowl hunt. There will NOT be a hand held drawing for these vacancies. These hunt pools will be open to youth waterfowl hunting on a first come first serve basis.

The following hunt pools are open for first come first serve youth waterfowl hunting on February 8:

Bogota Pool 14, Thorny Cypress Pool 4, Thorny Cypress Pool 7, and Thorny Cypress Pool 9


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 - Open
Bogota Pool 21
Thorny Cypress Pool 1
Thorny Cypress Pool 2
Thorny Cypress Pool 3
Thorny Cypress Pool 4 - Open
Thorny Cypress Pool 5
Thorny Cypress Pool 6
Thorny Cypress Pool 7 - Open
Thorny Cypress Pool 8
Thorny Cypress Pool 9 - Open

 

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 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

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 (2013-2014): Nov 28 - Dec 1, Dec 6-8, Dec 13-15, Dec 20-22, Dec 27-29, Jan 3-5, Jan 10-12, Jan 17-19, Jan 24-26.   Youth hunt (Two 1 day Hunts) Feb 1st and Feb 8th.

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

Cover:   Standing corn, willows trees on the north levee, old cinder block blind in center of pool

Hunt Dates (2013-2014): Dec 20-23, Dec 27-29, Jan 3-5, Jan 10-12, Jan 17-19, Jan 24-26.   Youth hunt (Two 1 day Hunts) Feb 1st and Feb 8th.

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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:  20 acres planted fair quality millet, 5 acres poor quality moist soil plants

Cover:  Willow trees on west side of pool

Hunt Dates (2013-2014):  Nov 28 - Dec 1, Dec 6-8, Dec 13-15, Dec 20-22, Dec 27-29, Jan 3-5, Jan 10-12, Jan 17-19, Jan 24-26.   Youth hunt (Two 1 day Hunts) Feb 1st and Feb 8th.

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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 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 (2013-2014):  Nov 28 - Dec 1, Dec 6-8, Dec 13-15, Dec 20-22, Dec 27-29, Jan 3-5, Jan 10-12, Jan 17-19, Jan 24-26.   Youth hunt (Two 1 day Hunts) Feb 1st and Feb 8th.

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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:  8 acres of failed corn, 7 acres of fair to poor quality moist soil plants

Cover:  Standing corn,  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 (2013-2014):  Dec 27-29, Jan 3-5, Jan 10-12, Jan 17-19, Jan 24-26.   Youth hunt (Two 1 day Hunts) Feb 1st and Feb 8th.

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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: 45 Acres of very poor quality corn, 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 (2013-2014):  Nov 28 - Dec 1, Dec 6-8, Dec 13-15, Dec 20-22, Dec 27-29, Jan 3-5, Jan 10-12, Jan 17-19, Jan 24-26.   Youth hunt (Two 1 day Hunts) Feb 1st and Feb 8th.

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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,
South Unit  N 36 06’ 18.3 W 89 34’ 06.5

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

Hunt Dates (2013-2014): Nov 28 - Dec 1, Dec 6-8, Dec 13-15, Dec 20-22, Dec 27-29, Jan 3-5, Jan 10-12, Jan 17-19, Jan 24-26.   Youth hunt (Two 1 day Hunts) Feb 1st and Feb 8th.

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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 fair 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 (2013-2014):  Nov 28 - Dec 1, Dec 6-8, Dec 13-15, Dec 20-22, Dec 27-29, Jan 3-5, Jan 10-12, Jan 17-19, Jan 24-26.   Youth hunt (Two 1 day Hunts) Feb 1st and Feb 8th.

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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 (2013-2014):  Dec 13-15, Dec 20-22, Dec 27-29, Jan 3-5, Jan 10-12, Jan 17-19, Jan 24-26.   Youth hunt (Two 1 day Hunts) Feb 1st and Feb 8th.

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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, 2 acres of fair quality planted millet, 29 acres of good quality moist soil plants

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

Hunt Dates (2013-2014):  Nov 28 - Dec 1, Dec 6-8, Dec 13-15, Dec 20-22, Dec 27-29, Jan 3-5, Jan 10-12, Jan 17-19, Jan 24-26.   Youth hunt (Two 1 day Hunts) Feb 1st and Feb 8th.

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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 fair to good quality corn, 2 acres of fair quality planted millet, 60 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 (2013-2014):  Dec 27-29, Jan 3-5, Jan 10-12, Jan 17-19, Jan 24-26.   Youth hunt (Two 1 day Hunts) Feb 1st and Feb 8th

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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 (2013-2014): Nov 28 - Dec 1, Dec 6-8, Dec 13-15, Dec 20-22, Dec 27-29, Jan 3-5, Jan 10-12, Jan 17-19, Jan 24-26.   Youth hunt (Two 1 day Hunts) Feb 1st and Feb 8th.

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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 (2013-2014):  Dec 20-22, Dec 27-29, Jan 3-5, Jan 10-12, Jan 17-19, Jan 24-26.   Youth hunt (Two 1 day Hunts) Feb 1st and Feb 8th.

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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 (2013-2014):  Nov 28 - Dec 1, Dec 6-8, Dec 13-15, Dec 20-22, Dec 27-29, Jan 3-5, Jan 10-12, Jan 17-19, Jan 24-26.   Youth hunt (Two 1 day Hunts) Feb 1st and Feb 8th.

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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 quality planted corn, 4 acres of good quality planted millet, 6 acres of failed millet, 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 (2013-2014):  Dec 27-29, Jan 3-5, Jan 10-12, Jan 17-19, Jan 24-26.   Youth hunt (Two 1 day Hunts) Feb 1st and Feb 8th.

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