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Page 28 MONROE OUTDOORS by Terry W. Johnson The 199-day squirrel season begins Aug. 15 MP football home season tickets on sale at high school office for $45 The 2019 Mary Persons High School football season is just around the corner, and regular sea- son reserved seats/season tickets for home games are ‘ on sale now. There are five regular season home games, and the cost will be $45 per ticket. Please see Mrs. Bar— bara Dennis in the Mary . Persons High School front , oflice Monday — Friday, between the hours of 8 am. and 3 pm. to purchase STARR Heating A/C, Inc. We Service All Brands of Heating & Air Conditioning Units Serving Monroe County Surrounding Areas for over 40 years Free Estimates Financing vailab/e Juliette Rd. ' Forsyth, GA 478-994-6127 Ga.fleg.CU 401419 . [Carrier] .w... a o , turn to the £9659!“v your tickets. Also, advance general admission tickets for Mary Persons High School home I Forsyt football games will be sold “'5 ,, The Home of Georgia Tech Spo on the day of the game at United Bank and Persons Bank The ticket price will be $10. The price at the gate will also be $10. tatIon rt _ August M, 2019 The Reporter recognizes its sponsors for its Newspapers in Education program. ‘ if? Thanks to them, hundreds of students throughout Monroe County schools get to use the math, reading, civics and science that they’re learning and apply it to real life current events in their community. To sponsor a classroom, Call Will at (478) 994-235 Central Georgia EMC Southern A Inc-r o...» twn' (.mwuuv- the MUM”! Cimilly .POY Q95 Energy A 'l'mclNI-rk‘ tznum' immun- n3“ ,.. ter A . Georgia Power on do not have tional forest located literally . to be very old to at their doorstep. remember when If you prefer to hunt squirrel hunting squirrels without leaving season opened on a cool your home county, the November day. Such is Rum Creek Wildlife Man- not the case anymore. For agement Area (WMA) is ‘ the past several 4‘ open for squirrel decades, squir— hunting Aug. rel season has 15—Oct. 6, Oct. commenced on 14-30, Nov. 3-13, - a hot and humid and Nov. 17—Feb. day in August. 29. F This year is no For those that ‘ exception. The want to test their I" 2019-20 Squirrel ability to bag [1 Hunting Season a squirrel with opens Thursday, “ archery equip- j Aug. 15 and TERRY w' JOHNSON ment, the Rum A; closes Feb. 29. Creek-Berry of Needless to say, it is far Creek Area is just the place of and away our longest hunt— to hunt. This area is open A ing season. This hunting for archery—only squirrel ca marathon opens in surn— hunting from Nov. lS-Feb. hi mer, runs through fall, and 29, 2020. wt finally reaches the finish Travel east from Juliette er line within a couple of and you will find the m weeks Ofthe end ofwmter‘ ' Piedmont Natl?“ wdd' There are tens of thousands of acres of public lands within easy driving distance of Monroe County that otter squirrel Just In case you are won— life Refuge" .Thls year the hunting opportunities. (Photo/Terry Johnson) D dermg how many days you refuge’s squirrel season is g will be able to hunt squir— divided into five segments. them offer squirrel hunting and November 27—Febru- dealer. The guide can also com/AllWMAs. 0' rels, the answer is 199. These installments are Aug. this year. The squirrel hunt- ary 29. be viewed online at www. ‘ . As has been the case for 15—Sept. 13, Oct. 7-17, Oct. ing dates for the B.F. Grant Squirrel hunting on GoHuntGeorgia.com. . Terry Johnson is retired many years, the daily bag 2030, Nov. 10-13, and WMA are Aug. 15-Sept. 13, the nearby Sprewell Bluff Questions regarding Program Manager of the limit is 12. Legal shooting Nov. 17-Feb. 29. Contact Sept. 23-Nov. 6, Nov. 10-20, WMA — East is limited to ‘ hunting on the WMAs Georgia Nongame-Endan- m hours extend from 30 min- the United States Fish and and Nov. 24-Dec. 4, Dec. hunters using shotguns and mentioned here should be gered Wildlife Program. He 'FC utes before sunrise until 30 Wildlife Service at 478- 9-19, and Dec. 23—Feb. 29. archery equipment from directed to the Game Man- has written the informative di minutes after sunset. 986—5441 before embarking The squirrel hunting August 15—February 29. agernent Section in Fart column ‘Monroe Outdoors’ d6 Legal firearms include .22 on a squirrel hunting trip dates for the Cedar Creek Ifyou hunt squirrels here, Valley (478-825—6354). for the Reporter for many caliber or smaller rimfire to this sprawling refuge. WMA are August lS-Octo- you must use a shotgun or One final not interac- years. His book, 34 Journey rifles, air rifles, any muzzle— The refuge personnel will ber 16, October 30-Novem- archery equipment. tive maps for all of Geor- to Discovery,” is available at '- loading firearm, as well as provide you with informat- ber 13, November 17—25, The squirrel season on V gia’s WMAs can be down— The Reporter. Email him at shotguns using shells size ing relating to the special and December 2-February the Sprewell Bluff West loaded at georgiawildlife. tjwoodduck@bellsouth. net. P 3.5 inches or smaller in regulations that pertain to 29. WMA runs from August length loaded with No. 2 or hunting on the refuge. The Cedar Creek Little 15-February 29. Hunt- smaller shot. Ifyou drive east on Geor- River Area is open for ers can hunt squirrel here 1 Ifyou are not lucky gia Highway 83, shortly squirrel hunting August using any legal squirrel painting 0 Remodeung . Flooring . carpenuy . Drywa" V W enough to have a place on after you pass over the Oc— 15-October 11, and Octo- hunting weapon. General Repairs Pressure Washing , Insulation . More." Q private land to hunt squir- mulgee River you will enter ber 19-February 29. For additional informa- ' m, rels, there are literally tens the Oconee National For- West of Forsyth squirrel tion regarding squirrel . {CI of thousands of acres of , est. The forest is open for hunters can hunt 'bushytails hunting opportunities E re, public lands located within squirrel hunting from Aug. on three WMAs that hug on both federal and state Licensed & Insured " 95? fig easy driving distance of lS-Feb. 29. Ifyou would the Flint River just south of lands grab a copy of the , 3? St; Monroe County that offer like additional information Thomaston. The 7,200-acre 2019-20 Hunting Seasons ca": (478) 973'0305 r, seemingly limitless squirrel regarding squirrel hunting Big Lazer Creek WMA is and Regulations guide at Office: (478) 994-1793 j- i rig hunting opporumities. on the Oconee National open for squirrel hunting your local hunting license ' ' ex Local hunters are blessed Forest, call 706-485-1776. August lS—September 27, with a state WMA, national Three state WMAs are sit- September 30—October 16, 0 p j ‘ wildlife refuge, and na— uated near Eatonton. All of October 20-November 20 b u S I n h e I p ‘- 0 O Golftoumey to benefit Williams M0nroe County k'ds brmg'" o 0 family to be held at River Forest A Back the Blue Benefit GolfTouma- person is $50 and per team is $200 with ment will be held on Monday, Aug. 26 at proceeds going to help Williams, his wife River Forest Golf Club to benefit the fam— Summer and their young son Wyatt. The ily of Monroe County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kevin deadline to sign up is Wednesday, Aug. 21. Williams, whose home was destroyed by Persons who want to participate should fire on July 29. contact tourney organizer Josh Ayer The tourney be a 4-man scramble by text at 478—288—1805 or by e—mail at with a shotgun start at 9 am. The cost per jayer04@gmail.com Thé