Media Contact: Carolyn Rickard
RALEIGH, N.C. (January 19, 2012) — Hunters, anglers and wildlife enthusiasts now have more ways than ever to receive the most up-to-date information about the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
Constituents can now “like” the Commission on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to see the latest news releases, view photos, get updates on fishing and boating, learn of new regulations or just find out about wildlife and the outdoors in North Carolina.
“For some people, social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook are a first stop to find information,” said Carolyn Rickard, the Commission’s public information officer leading the agency’s social media efforts. “Providing information through these sites is just one more way we can keep people informed and up to date.”
The Commission also recently started a blog in December and made plans to expand its videos on its YouTube channel later this year.
“And we’re supplementing Facebook by providing mirror information on Google+,” Rickard said. “It’s not as big as Facebook now, but we anticipate Google+ growing as a social networking option because it’s tied in to Google’s search engine and maps, which businesses and schools need every day.”
Links to the Wildlife Commission’s social media options will be posted on the bottom, right corner of the agency’s newly redesigned website, www.ncwildlife.org.
The public also can go online to receive N.C. Wildlife Update, a periodic newsletter featuring season dates, bag limits, legislative updates and more — delivered to your Inbox from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.