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Danbury Bog Wildlife Management Area

Town: Danbury

County: Merrimack

Acres: 246


Acquisition History: 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 were used to construct the dam and to acquire the additional acreage.


Description: 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 manmade water control structure enables the Department to maintain water levels in the marsh.


Common Wildlife: 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 warmwater fishery, which includes pickerel and bullheads.


Special Notes: Wilson snipe have been known to breed at Danbury Bog.


Directions: From the center of Danbury, take Route 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 damsite.


DeLorme NH Atlas and Gazetteer coordinates: Page 35, E 8




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Wildlife RestorationThis Wildlife Management Area was funded in part by the Federal Aid in Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program. Your purchases of hunting equipment and ammunition make a difference to New Hampshire's wildlife resources and our way of life. Learn more.