The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is giving sportsmen another way to connect through the location-based social media network Foursquare.
More than 30 million people are “checking in” on Foursquare to let their friends know where they are, what they’re doing and where they’ve been via their mobile device. Users can unlock through specials and deals through checking in, and can discover new locations through personalized recommendations based on check-in habits. Foursquare also allows users to post photos from their favorite spots and post tips and reviews for locations they visit.
“With fewer hunting opportunities, the summer is the perfect time for hunters and gun enthusiasts of all experience levels to enjoy the outdoors and get some target practice in at one of DNR’s shooting ranges,” said DNR Hunter Development Program manager Walter Lane. “Foursquare provides range visitors with a mobile platform to connect with DNR and each other, while also taking advantage of some specials at select ranges.”
Be on the lookout for upcoming check-in specials at Wilson Shoals WMA and Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center/Clybel WMA shooting ranges. Visitors to Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center/Clybel WMA Shooting Range can receive a round of clays for use at the shotgun range on their fifth check-in, and visitors to the Wilson Shoals WMA Shooting Range will receive targets to use at the range when checking in and bringing a youth to the range.
Be sure to follow “GA Public Shooting Ranges” on Foursquare (www.foursquare.com/gapublicranges) and Twitter at @GAPublicRanges (www.twitter.com/gapublicranges) to stay updated on additional specials and events held at DNR ranges.
Remember, new Hunter Education graduates receive a 3-month range pass, which allows free access to DNR shooting ranges upon completion of the course. So check in and let us know you’re taking advantage of your 3-month pass!
Find a range near you and additional range information at http://georgiawildlife.com/hunting/archery-shooting-ranges and download Foursquare to your mobile device for free at the Apple App Store or Android Market.
Note: 3G/4G may not be available at some locations. To redeem your special at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center/Clybel WMA shooting range, check in at the information kiosk and unlock the special. Leave the app open and then take your device to the Visitors Center to receive your round of clays.