Bogota WMA8 miles N of Dyersburg, TN, east of highway 78 and south of highway 103, Dyer County, TN
Site Directions: From Dyersburg, travel north on Hwy 78 to Hwy 103. Turn left on Hwy 103 and go 1.2 miles to a left turn onto Barbwire Rd at a sign for Bogota WMA. This road takes you into the main part of Bogota WMA.
Lat-Long: 36.13711, -89.46125 (main intersection in the WMA)
Hours: Daylight hours.
Seasonality: Year round, access dependent on hunting seasons.
Site Description: The 2,293 acre WMA contains a mix of habitats including farmland for dove hunting, grassland/old fields, bottomland hardwood forest, extensive hardwood reforestation, moist soil management areas, and other impoundments. Part of the area is under a water level management program for waterfowl. The WMA partially borders the Obion River and low areas are subject to period flooding.
Wildlife to Watch: In winter, Northern Harriers are common during the day, while Short-eared Owls can be seen in winter at dusk in brushy fields. Look for harriers congregating after sunset and Short-eared Owls will often start appearing in the field(s) as harriers go to roost on the ground.
Waterfowl can be abundant in winter where water is present. Merlin are seen with some regularity in winter.
Many subspecies of Red-tailed Hawk may be present in winter, including Harlan's, Krider's, and western.