Sportsman’s Corner: Sports and Outdoors this week – Dec. 22-28

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From Staff Reports

The Christmas portion of December is here and so is the last quarter of the NFL regular season, the college bowl season is underway, as well as 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. 22.

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 (5-6)
Wednesday – East Tennessee State, 7 pm – SECN+
Dec. 29 – Gardner-Webb, 7 pm – SECN+
Jan. 4 – Texas A&M, 7 pm – ESPNU

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (6-5)
Thursday – Alabama A&M, 7 pm – ACCN
Dec. 29 – at Syracuse, 7 pm – BSSE
Jan. 1 – Louisville, 2 pm – ACCN

Auburn Tigers (10-1)
Wednesday – Murray State, 6 pm – SECN
Dec. 29 – LSU, 7 pm – ESPNU
Jan. 4 – at South Carolina, 6:30 pm – SECN

PRO SPORTS

NFL – Atlanta Falcons (6-8)
Dec. 19 – at San Francisco 49ers … L, 13-31
Sunday – Detroit Lions, 1 pm – FOX
Jan. 2 – at Buffalo Bills, 1 pm – FOX
Jan. 9 – New Orleans Saints, 1 pm – FOX

NBA – Atlanta Hawks (14-15)
Wednesday – Orlando Magic, 7:30 pm – BSSE
Thursday – at Philadelphia 76ers, 7 pm – BSSE / NBATV
Christmas – at New York Knicks, Noon – ESPN
Dec. 27 – Chicago Bulls, 7:30 pm –BSSE / NBATV
Dec. 29 – at Chicago Bulls, 8 pm – BSSE
Dec. 31 – at Cleveland Cavaliers, 7:30 pm – BSSE
Jan. 3 – at Portland Trailblazers, 10 pm – BSSE

BSS – Bally Sports South • BSSE – Bally Sports Southeast

HUNTING SEASON DATES – COWETA

(Dec. 22, 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 – 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
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. 19 (528.62 ft.)
Lake Harding – Full 520 ft; Dec. 19 (520.56 ft.)
Lake Wedowee – Full 793.0 ft.; Dec. 19 (784.63 ft.)
West Point Lake – Full 635 ft.; Dec. 19 (630.29 ft.)

SUNRISE / SUNSET
Wednesday – Rise 7:39 am; Set 5:36 pm
Thursday – Rise 7:40 am; Set 5:36 pm
Friday – Rise 7:40 am; Set 5:37 pm
Saturday – Rise 7:40 am; Set 5:38 pm
Sunday – Rise 7:41 am; Set 5:38 pm
Monday – Rise 7:41 am; Set 5:39 pm
Tuesday – Rise 7:41 am; Set 5:40 pm

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