Over 1,000 subscribers are now using Twitter to get the very latest news updates from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
The Wildlife Department's regular brief updates provide sportsmen with information ranging from links to timely news stories, hunting season updates and last minute hunter education classes.
Current Twitter users can sign up to follow "OKWildlifeDept" for regular updates. Sportsmen who do not maintain a free Twitter account can still follow the Wildlife Department's Twitter updates by logging on to http://twitter.com/OkWildlifeDept
"We've been keeping sportsmen in-the-know through Twitter, and we look forward to keeping more and more people informed as word gets out that we are using Twitter to communicate with sportsmen," said Micah Holmes, information and education supervisor for the Wildlife Department. "In fact, Twitter is just one of several ways that we keep in touch with sportsmen in a timely manner. We also send fish and wildlife news to nearly 100,000 subscriber e-mail addresses, in addition to all of our other great information sources like wildlifedepartment.com, Outdoor Oklahoma magazine and TV, and a range of other newsletters and publications. Most of this information is free, and we just want sportsmen to have it so they can get the most from our state's outdoors."
For more information about Twitter or to set up an account and begin instantly following the Wildlife Department, log on to twitter.com. To sign up for the Wildlife Department's free e-mail news release, which provides full stories on the latest news and outdoor information from the Wildlife Department, log on to http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/weekly_news.htm. You can also explore the Department's homepage at wildlifedepartment.com for links to hunting and fishing regulations, event calendars, news, and even shopping opportunities that allow visitors to purchase hunting and fishing licenses or wildlife merchandise. Those interested also can follow the Wildlife Department on Facebook.