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Danbury Bog Wildlife Management Area, Danbury

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Danbury Bog Wildlife Management Area
Danbury, New Hampshire 03230
Danbury Bog Wildlife Management Area webpage
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Danbury Bog WMA, Danbury
Coordinates: 43.5085187, -71.8542552
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About Danbury Bog Wildlife Management Area
From the center of Danbury, take NH-104 south and take the first right. Travel .3 miles and the dam site will be on the left. A small parking area for 2 to 3 cars and a wildlife management area sign are adjacent to the dam. Canoes and small boats can easily be launched from the dam site.

The Danbury Fish and Game Club donated the dam site and the flowage rights to the NH Fish and Game Department in 1948. An additional 20 acres abutting the marsh were acquired in 1987 with Duck Stamp revenues. Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration funds was used to construct the dam and to acquire the additional acreage.

Danbury Bog is an open marsh with emergent vegetation and forested/shrub edges providing excellent nesting habitat for waterfowl. The Department owns only 21.3 acres; 225 acres are privately owned and leased by the Department to maintain the habitat. A small water control structure enables the Department to maintain water levels in the marsh.

The wetlands at Danbury bog support a variety of native and migrating waterfowl, including mallards, black ducks, wood ducks, and ring-necked ducks. Other common wildlife includes great blue heron, beaver, muskrat, otter, white-tailed deer, moose, coyotes, woodcock, and ruffed grouse. The bog has a limited warm water fishery, which includes pickerel and bullheads.

Wilson snipe have been known to breed at Danbury Bog.
From Danbury Bog Wildlife Management Area webpage