I've been drawn for POOL 4 on opening weekend (24th and 25th). I hunted Reelfoot on the 10th so after the hunt was over I drove down to Bogota to check out the area. Man, was I disappointed. No crops, no mowing, no tilling, and no water in any of the areas legal for permits. 2 weeks until season and not one drop of water is being pumped. TWRA has dropped the ball again. All the other TWRA flooded areas and dewatering areas are brimming with water. Come on TWRA. Buy a few gallons of diesel and at least mow the cockelburrs. There was one spot with corn, but it was last year's crop if not older.
NO WATER + NO FOOD = NO DUCKS.
NO DUCKS = NO HUNTERS.
I won't be using my permit when it's valid. I've got a spot on Kentucky Lake (non-WMA) swarming with thousands of puddle ducks every year. It would be nice to hunt a flooded field though. But in my opinion, I would be wasting my time at Bogota.