Contact Public Affairs

After Hours Contact

Media issues don't always take place during work hours. On weekends and after 4:30 p.m. EST 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.


Andy Kate Hawk, Social Media Specialist| 706-557-3322

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

Melissa Cummings, Communications/Outreach Specialist | 706-557-3326

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

Rick Lavender, Communications/Outreach Specialist | 706-557-3327

For media questions specific to boating laws and regulations, boating incidents, hunting or fishing violations, or other law enforcement related issues, contact:

Mark McKinnon, Communications Manager, Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Division | 770-918-6408

News Release List

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

View the most recent releases.