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[ Media Contact: Mike Cox, 512-389-8046, mike.cox@tpwd.texas.gov ]
Aug. 31, 2010
"How's the huntin'?"
Texas Parks and Wildlife Using Social Media to Connect with Hunters
AUSTIN - As thousands of hunters flock to their bird leases for the opening day of dove season in the North and Central Zones Wednesday, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is going to be trying something new.
To encourage discussions among hunters and hopefully foster better communication between TPWD and some of its prime constituents, the department is going to be reaching out to the public through social media.
The department hopes to see, and share, reports from hunters on how they're doing on the first day of dove season, on through the weekend and beyond. Down the road, TPWD plans to set up live Q&A sessions where the department will answer questions on bag limits, game laws, and other related issues.
TPWD invites outdoor-loving Texans to come along for the hunt in a virtual sense by joining our Facebook http://www.facebook.com/tpwdhunt and Twitter http://twitter.com/tpwdhunt hunting communities.
Hunters on Twitter should start your tweet with @TPWDhunt and use #TxDove at the end or follow us in the field at http://twitter.com/tpwdhunt and search for #TxDove.
On the Net:
--Get started using Twitter
--http://twitter.com/TPWDhunt/
--http://www.facebook.com/tpwdhunt
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