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Haynes Bottom WMA

Site Directions: From Clarksville, at the junction of Hwy 41A and Hwy 79 on the west side of town, take Hwy 79 (Dover Road) 2.5 miles to Dotsonville Road. Turn left onto Dotsonville Road and go seven miles to the end of Dotsonville Road.

 Turn left, go 100 yards and turn left onto Chester Harris Road.  Go 2.5 miles and bare left onto Woodrow and the WMA entrance is just up the road on your right.

The WMA boundary is marked with yellow plastic posts. There is a TWRA storage barn at the entrance.

Lat: 36.46098°N Long: -87.48144°W

Hours: daylight hours

Seasonality: year-round, but gates are closed at times. Park outside the gate (do NOT block the gate) and walk into the WMA

Fees: none

Site Description:  Haynes Bottom WMA is approximately 1,000 acres, primarily managed for wintering waterfowl.  Many sportsmen harvest deer and turkey as well on the WMA during hunting seasons.

The bottoms also have warm-season grasses and scrub that extends upon the hillsides.  Smaller tracts of mature upland forest are present, along with various treelines.  Gravel roads and ATV trails are available.

Wildlife to Watch:  Please follow all WMA regulations.  This area is used during the hunting season.

In winter, waterfowl are common to abundant.  The grass fields and brushy edges are great places for sparrows in winter, incl. White-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow.

In summer, Dickcissels and Red-winged Blackbirds are very common, Blue Grosbeak are regular, as are Northern Bobwhite, Summer Tanager, Field Sparrow, and White-eyed Vireo.

Nearby are wet grassy areas, which may attract Marsh or Sedge Wrens during migration. The bottoms likely have American Bitterns in spring and fall and possibly Henslow's Sparrows in spring/summer.

NOTE:  Some areas are used for recreational purposes.  Please use these links before visiting the location.

Haynes Bottom WMA


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