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Brian P. Kemp, Governor

Mark Williams, Commissioner, Department of Natural Resources

Rusty Garrison, Director, Wildlife Resources Division

Doug Haymans, Director, Coastal Resources Division

Thomas Barnard, Colonel, Law Enforcement Division

Board of Natural Resources*

First District

Alfred W. “Bill” Jones, III

Second District

Jeff “Bodine” Sinyard

Third District

Aaron McWhorter

Fourth District

Dwight H. Evans

Fifth District

Paul Shailendra

Sixth District

Dwight J. Davis

Seventh District

Thomas M. “Mike” Phelps, Jr.

Eighth District

J. Mark Mobley, Jr.

Ninth District

William A. Bagwell, Jr.

Tenth District

Ray P. Lambert, Jr.

Eleventh District

Robert D. Leebern, Jr.

Twelfth District

Duncan N. Johnson, Jr.

Thirteenth District

Billy E. New, Jr.

Fourteenth District

Delos H. Yancey, III

Coastal District

Nancy A. Addison

Members-At-Large

Joe Hatfield

Winburn E. “Brother” Stewart, Jr.

Miki Thomaston

Tim Lowe

* List of Board Members was current as of press time. To see a current list of Board Members please go to www.GADNR.org.

Note: The Wildlife Resources & Coastal Resources Divisions designed this guide to help you quickly find and understand regulations for fishing in Georgia. The Game & Fish Code and rules of the Department of Natural Resources are the final authority on questions on law. This publication was partially paid for by the sale of advertising. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources does not necessarily endorse products or services listed.

Editor: Sarah Hanson, Georgia DNR

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