Sportsman’s Corner: Sports and Outdoors this week – Dec. 15-21

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From Staff Reports

The middle of December is here and so is the last quarter of the NFL regular season, the college bowl season starts Friday, plus college and pro basketball and the various hunting seasons.

This weekly column will let you know when, where and how to watch your favorite sports and teams, plus give you information on factors to consider when planning hunting and fishing trips. In addition, this will be a regular feature that will appear in the print edition of The Shopper each week.

Below is the list of Sporting Events and Outdoors information beginning Dec. 15.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Georgia Bulldogs (12-1)
Dec. 31 – Michigan, 7:30 p.m. – ESPN
Capital One Orange Bowl
College Football Playoffs Semifinals

Auburn Tigers (6-6)
Dec. 28 – Houston, Noon – ESPN
Ticketsmarter Birmingham Bowl

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Georgia Bulldogs (4-5)
Saturday – George Mason, 7 pm – SECN+
Monday – Western Carolina, 7 pm – SECN+
Dec. 22 – East Tennessee State, 7 pm – SECN+

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-4)
Saturday – Southern Cal, 4 pm – Pac 12 Network (Phoenix)
Tuesday – Georgia State, 9 pm – BSSE
Dec. 23 – Alabama A&M, 7 pm – ACCN

Auburn Tigers (9-1)
Saturday – at St. Louis, 9 pm – CBS-SN
Dec. 22 – Murray State, 6 pm –SECN
Dec. 29 – LSU, 7 pm – ESPNU

PRO SPORTS

NFL – Atlanta Falcons (6-7)
Dec. 12 – at Carolina Panthers … W, 29-21
Sunday – at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 pm – CBS
Dec. 26 – Detroit Lions, 1 pm – FOX
Jan. 2 – at Buffalo Bills, 1 pm – FOX
Jan. 9 – New Orleans Saints, 1 pm – FOX

NBA – Atlanta Hawks (13-14)
Wednesday – at Orlando Magic, 7 pm – BSSE
Friday – Denver Nuggets, 7:30 pm –BSSE
Sunday – Cleveland Cavaliers, 7:30 pm – BSSE
Dec. 22 – Orlando Magic, 7:30 pm – BSSE
Dec. 23 –at Philadelphia 76ers, 7 pm – BSSE / NBATV

BSS – Bally Sports South • BSSE – Bally Sports Southeast

HUNTING SEASON DATES – COWETA

(Dec. 15, 2021 to March 15, 2022)
Deer – to Jan. 9 (Archery, either sex)
Deer – to Jan. 9 (Primitive Weapons / Youth Firearms)
Deer – to Jan. 9 (Firearms)
Crows – to Feb. 28
Dove – Dec. 19 to Jan. 31
Falconry – (Squirrel) to March 15 / (Rabbit, Quail) to
March 15 / (Grouse) to March 15
Fox & Bobcat – to Feb. 28
Grouse – to Feb. 28
Sora & Rails – to Dec. 20
Opossum – to Feb. 28
Quail – to Feb. 28
Rabbit – to Feb. 28
Raccoon – to Feb. 28
Snipe – to Feb. 28
Squirrel – to Feb. 28
Woodcock – to Jan. 24

Hunting & Fishing License Info: Call 1-800-366-2661
Visit https://georgiawildlife.com/licenses-permits-passes

LAKE LEVELS

Jackson Lake – Full 528 ft.; Dec. 13 (528.31 ft.)
Lake Harding – Full 520 ft; Dec. 13 (520.40 ft.)
Lake Wedowee – Full 793.0 ft.; Dec. 13 (784.68 ft.)
West Point Lake – Full 635 ft.; Dec. 13 (631.13 ft.)

SUNRISE / SUNSET

Wednesday – Rise 7:35 am; Set 5:33 pm
Thursday – Rise 7:36 am; Set 5:33 pm
Friday – Rise 7:37 am; Set 5:34 pm
Saturday – Rise 7:37 am; Set 5:34 pm
Sunday – Rise 7:38 am; Set 5:34 pm
Monday – Rise 7:38 am; Set 5:35 pm
Tuesday – Rise 7:39 am; Set 5:35 pm

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