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Media Contact: Mike Mitchell, 512-389-4839 or Michael.mitchell@tpwd.texas.gov or Mike Cox, 512-389-8046 or Mike.cox@tpwd.texas.gov

March 7, 2014

Game Warden Tweet-along Set for Galveston Bay

AUSTIN— Texas game wardens will conduct their second-ever virtual patrol ride-along via Twitter from noon until 8 p.m., Friday, March 14.

Through Twitter, the wardens will give the public a first-hand look at what happens on a typical bay patrol with wardens doing boating safety checks and enforcing fishing regulations among other duties. The digital ride-along will likely include some added excitement since it will be during spring break.

Throughout the afternoon and evening, the agency’s technology game warden and another commissioned officer will join game wardens in Galveston County and continuously tweet what happens.

“Our water safety enforcement role is crucial,” said Col. Craig Hunter, Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Director of Law Enforcement. “Using this new social media technology allows us a way to show the public what our game wardens do."

To follow along, visit https://twitter.com/TexasGameWarden or search Twitter for @TexasGameWarden.

2014-03-07


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