Contact

Statewide Offices

Game Management

Fisheries

Nongame

Public Affairs

Statewide Offices

Wildlife Resources Division State Headquarters

  • 2067 US Highway 278 SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
  • Main Number: 770-918-6400
  • Game Management: 770-918-6404
  • Fisheries Management: 770-918-6406
  • Law Enforcement: 770-918-6408
  • Nongame Conservation: 770-761-3035

Wildlife Resources Conservation Center

  • 2065 US Highway 278 SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
  • Boating Registration: 800-366-2661
  • Hunting & Fishing Licenses: 800-366-2661
  • Boating Education: 770-918-6414
  • Hunter Education: 770-761-3010
  • Special Permits Unit: 770-761-3044
  • Hunter Services: 770-761-3010
  • Private Lands Program: 478-994-7583

Georgia Game Check Assistance: 1-800-366-2661

Turn in Poachers (T.I.P.) Statewide: 800-241-4113

Region Offices

Game Management

  • Northwest Region Office (Region 1)

    • Covers Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Dade, Douglas, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker and Whitefield counties.
      • 2592 Floyd Springs Road, Armuchee, GA 30105
      • Game Management (Armuchee): 706-295-6041
  • Northeast Region Office (Region 2)

    • Covers Banks, Barrow, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White counties.
      • 2150 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30501
      • Game Management (Gainesville): 770-535-5700
  • East Central Region Office (Region 3)

    • 142 Bob Kirk Road NW, Thomson, GA 30824
      • Game Management (Thomson): 706-595-4222
        • Covers Burke, Columbia, Elbert, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Oglethorpe, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, Washington and Wilkes counties.
      • Game Management (Social Circle): 770-918-6416
        • Covers Clarke, Clayton, DeKalb, Fulton, Greene, Gwinnett, Johnson, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Rockdale and Walton counties.
  • West Central Region Office (Region 4)

    • Covers Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Coweta, Crawford, Fayette, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Meriwether, Monroe, Muscogee, Peach, Pike, Pulaski, Putnam, Spalding, Talbot, Taylor, Troup, Twiggs, Upson and Wilkinson counties.
      • 1014 MLK Blvd., Fort Valley, GA 31030
      • Game Management (Fort Valley): 478-825-6354
      • Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center: 770-784-3059
  • Southwest Region Office (Region 5)

    • Covers Baker, Brooks, Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Colquitt, Crisp, Decatur, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Grady Lee, Macon, Marion, Miller, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Webster and Worth counties.
      • 2024 Newton Road, Albany, GA 31701
      • Game Management (Albany): 229-430-4254
  • South Central Region Office (Region 6)

    • Covers Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bullock, Candler, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Dodge, Echols, Effingham, Evans, Emanuel, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Lanier, Laurens, Lowndes, Montgomery, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Truetlen, Ware, Wheeler and Wilcox counties.
      • 1773-A Bowens Mill Hwy, Fitzgerald, GA 31750
      • Game Management (Fitzgerald): 229-426-5267
  • Coastal Region Office (Region 7)

    • Covers Brantley, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne counties.
      • 1 Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520
      • Game Management (Brunswick): 912-262-3173

Fisheries

  • Region 1 (North Georgia)

    • Covers Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Dade, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walker, White and Whitfield counties.
      • Regional Office
        • 2150 Dawsonville Highway
        • Gainesville GA 30501
        • 770-535-5498
      • Other offices and facilities
        • Armuchee Fisheries Office: 706-295-6102
        • Buford Hatchery: 770-781-6888
        • Burton Hatchery: 706-947-3112
        • Summerville Hatchery: 706-857-3394
        • Rocky Mountain Recreation and Public Fishing Area: 706-802-5087
  • Region 2 (Central GA)

    • Covers Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Burke, Butts, Clarke, Clayton, Columbia, Coweta, Crawford, Elbert, Fayette, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Lincoln, McDuffie, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Muscogee, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Peach, Pike, Pulaski, Putnam, Richmond, Rockdale, Spalding, Talbot, Taliaferro, Taylor, Troup, Twiggs, Upson, Walton, Warren, Washington and Wilkes counties.
      • Regional Office
        • 1014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
        • Fort Valley GA 31030-6246
        • 478-825-6151
      • Other offices and facilities
        • Thomson District Office: 706-595-1619
        • West Point District Office: 706-845-4180
        • Walton District Office and Hatchery: 770-918-6418
        • McDuffie Public Fishing Area and Hatchery: 706-595-1684
        • Big Lazer Creek Public Fishing Area: 478-825-6151
        • Flat Creek Public Fishing Area: 478-825-6151
        • Marben Public Fishing Area (aka Charlie Elliot WMA): 770-784-3063
        • Ocmulgee Public Fishing Area (Closed until further notice): 706-595-1684
        • Go Fish Georgia Education Center and Hatchery: 478-988-6737
        • Wildlife Resources Conservation Center: 770-761-3011
        • Wildlife Resources Division Headquarters: 770-918-6406
  • Region 3 (SW Georgia)

    • Covers Baker, Brooks, Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Colquitt, Crisp, Decatur, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Lee, Macon, Marion, Miller, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Webster and Worth counties.
      • Regional Office
        • 2024 Newton Road
        • Albany GA 31701
        • 229-430-4256
      • Other offices and facilities
        • Cordele Fish Hatchery: 229-276-2362
        • ​Dawson District Office and Steve Cocke Fish Hatchery: 229-995-4486
  • Region 4 (South Central Georgia)

    • Covers Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bullock, Candler, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Dodge, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Jenkins, Lanier, Laurens, Lowndes, Montgomery, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Ware, Wheeler and Wilcox counties.
      • Regional Office
        • 108 Darling Ave.
        • Waycross GA 31502
        • 912-285-6094
      • Other offices and facilities
        • Bowens Mill Hatchery: 229-426-5272
        • Dodge County Public Fishing Area: 478-374-6765
        • Hugh M. Gillis Public Fishing Area: 478-296-6192
        • Paradise Public Fishing Area: 229-533-4792
  • Region 5 (Coastal Georgia)

  • Covers Brantley, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne counties.
    • Regional Office
      • 22814 Highway 144
      • Richmond Hill  GA 31324
      • 912-727-2112
    • Other offices and facilities:
      • Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery: 912-727-2112
      • Evans County Public Fishing Area: 912-727-2112
      • Coastal Resources Division Headquarters: 912-264-7218

Nongame

 

Headquarters Office


2067 U.S. Highway 278 S.E.
Social Circle, GA 30025
Phone: (770) 761-3035
Fax: (706) 557-3030

 


2065 U.S. Highway 278 S.E., Social Circle, GA 30025
Phone: (770) 918-6411
Fax: (706) 557-3032


116 Rum Creek Drive, Forsyth, GA 31029
Phone: (478) 994-1438
Fax: (478) 993-3050


One Conservation Way, Suite 310, Brunswick, GA 31520
Phone: (912) 264-7355
Fax: (912) 262-3143


1602 Lake Alexandria Lane, Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: (478) 299-5059


Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center
Visitor’s Center: 543 Elliott Trail
Conference Center: 563 Elliott Trail
Dining Hall: 603 Elliott Trail
Mansfield, GA 30055
Phone: (770) 784-3059, 3060
Fax: (770) 784-3061

Public Affairs

Jenifer Wisniewski, Marketing Communications Manager
Email: jenifer.wisniewski@dnr.ga.gov 
Office: (706) 557-3324

Taylor Brown, Marketing Communications Assistant Manager
Email: taylor.brown@dnr.ga.gov
Office: (706) 557-3322

Heidi Ferguson, Communications/Outreach Specialist
Email: heidi.ferguson@dnr.ga.gov
Office: (706) 557-3328

For media questions specific to game management, fisheries management, law enforcement, boating and licensing, contact:

Melissa Cummings, Communications/Outreach Specialist
Email: melissa.cummings@dnr.ga.gov
Office: (706) 557-3326

For media questions specific to nongame wildlife (including threatened and endangered species) and protected plants, contact:

Rick Lavender, Communications/Outreach Specialist
Email: rick.lavender@dnr.ga.gov
Office: (706) 557-3327

NEWS RELEASE LIST

Our agency issues anywhere from 5-15 press releases a month on fishing, nongame wildlife, hunting, boating, conservation issues and other topics.  To be added to the media press release e-mail list, email melissa.cummings@dnr.ga.gov.

AFTER HOURS CONTACT

Media issues don't always take place during work hours.  On weekends and after 4:30 pm weekdays, call the State Operations Center at (800) 241-4113, let them know your name and media affiliation and ask them to page the on-call communications contact.