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    • CommentAuthorTRMichels
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010 edited
     

    Okay - I'll start this off.

     Here is an abbreviated biography.

    T.R. Michels is nationally recognized for his action-packed, informative seminars, are based on his experience as a wildlife researcher and professional guide. As a speaker since 1989 he has provided whitetail, duck, goose, turkey and elk seminars at the Deer and Turkey Classics, Expos and Outdoor shows across the United States.

     

    He has spent over 10 researching deer, turkey, elk and duck and goose behavior communication through vocalization, scents and visual stimuli. He is a professional hunting and natural hisroy guide, and owner of T.R. Michels Guide Service. He is also the owner and head instuctor of the Whitetail, Turkey, Elk and Duck & Goose Universty.  

     

    As an outdoor writer since 1989, T.R. has written articles for several national hunting magazines - NRA, Natinal Turkey Federation, Buckmsters, Petersen's Bowhunnting etc. His syndicated hunting articles currently appear in over 50 hunting related internet e-magazines, including, HuntingNet.com, Bowhunting.Net, BowZone.CA, Fish and Game Finder, The Midwest Hunter, HuntOnly.com, Whitetail Fever, Trinity Mountain Outdoors, and Up North Outdoors. In addition, T.R. conducts on-line hunting seminars on over 40 different internet hunting talk forums, with membership numbers of over 300,00 people.

     

    As a result of his research and guiding experience T.R. has authored several books, including The Whitetail Addict's Manual, The Complete Whitetail Addict's Manual, Elk Addict's Manual, Duck & Goose Addict's Manual, Turkey Addict’s Manual, Hunting Northern and Western Game; the Scrape Hunters Manual, Hunting the Whitetail Rut Phases, The Science of Predicting Deer Activity & The Art of Hunting Trophy Bucks, the Deer Manager's Manual; and three Outdoorsman’s Cookbooks.

     

    T.R. is also the owner, publisher and editor of the highly ranked Trinity Mountain Outdoors web site at TRMichels.com, which hosts his hunting articles and tips in the Trinity Mountain Outdoors Hunting Magazine, his "T.R's Hunting Tips" and the "T.R's Hunting Tips" message board and talk forum, and his wildlife viewing and photography articles and tips in the Trinity Mountain Outdoors Natural History and Travel Magazine.

     

    T.R. and his daughter Tawnya are also accomplished natural history photographers.Through Trinity Mountain Outdoor Photography they offer wildlife/bird, scenic, wildflower and inspirational photos, calendars, post cards and note cards.

     

    He has also researched the Bible for 10 years and is the author of The Alpha & The Omega; A Study of Genesis, Revelation and Christianity.

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    I conduct the Wildlife Research Activity Project on deer, bears turkey and watefowl here on USeeWildlife .com. I'd like you all to participate in the study by providing me with as much information as you can about the species you see, now many you see, their sex, number of antler points, possible age, distinguishng color or marks (for identification purposes, especially with bears) and what they are doing. It is all important   

     

    If you have questions about wildlife, that I might be able to answer - fire away - I'll do my best.

     

    I'm a student of the animals I study, and the God and Religion I love - trying to the best of my ability to pass on what I have learned.  

     

    It is nice to meet you all.

     

    May Yahweh- God bless you and yours,

     

    T.R.

     

    You Do Not Have To Be As Thorough - Or as "Wordy" - As that - but please give us some basic information.

     

    Let's make this a family - that cares about one another.

     

    By the way, that is my own Camouflage Design (Total) that I'm wearing.

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    • CommentAuthorTRMichels
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010
     

    I had all sorts of problems posting that, It came up in black text etc.

    Anyhow, I hope the rest of you introduce yourselves - let's make this a family ...

    • CommentAuthorTRMichels
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010
     

    It would be nice to see the Staff and anyone else who posts here (Malvin, Kassandra) - let us know about themselves too.

    • CommentAuthorTRMichels
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010
     

    Boy, that is a terrible photo, It really shows off the 21 surgeries I have had to repair my face after the shotgun blast.

    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010 edited
     

    I am retired, 64 years old, name is Pat.  Married in /72, have a 41 year old daughter. Live in Scarborough, burb of Toronto, Ontario.  Have become a cam addict in /06 when I got hooked on the Hornby eagles & all the other eagle cams that Hancock had available. From there I got hooked on Pete's Pond, Djuma, & a few falcon cams. I've learned how to multi cam, & multi post on different forums. I'll have as many as 6-8 different cams  up at once. Not too often I've posted the wrong picture on the wrong  forum site. With USeeWildlife I see things I had to hope to see when we went camping. ei:bears. Lots of education here, boys & girls.  Hubby has to ask if he can "kill" my sites when he comes home from work. I've been into photography since my teens.  I walk for 2 hours in Morningside Park with my cam & binocs every morning just before sunrise, weather & health permitting.  I like to think most of the older deer in the park know me since they don't take off running. I'm still trying to get the coyotes. They see me & run.  I love nature of all types. I'll photograph spiders & moths, neither of which I like to be moving near me. But there's beauty in them too. If I photograph a plant, bird, insect I'll spend hours on the net trying to ID it or get help my  many forum buds.I'm also in the members photography section here. Favourite place of camping is Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, That's our huge prospectors tent. Wood stove when we camp in Sept or Oct.

    Last pic Feb 13/13

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    my YOUTUBE channel  http://www.youtube.com/user/eiguoc

    or if you can't get it that way use.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-t41cUb3Rk&feature=youtu.be

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    http://www.youtube.com/user/eiguoc?feature=results_main

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    I'm into watching Safari TV, Djuma Waterhole cam. http://www.wildearth.tv/djuma-gowrie-waterhole-wildlife-big-game-africa-live-webcam-01

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    http://www.africam.com/wildlife/

    Petes Pond

    http://www.wildearth.tv/petes-pond-mashatu-botswana-africa-waterhole-wildlive-webcam-live

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    or any other of their cams

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    http://www.wildearth.tv/safari

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    The 3 bear cams   http://www.bear.org/website/

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    I watch the harrisburg falcons  http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/falcon/

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    main index   http://peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/index.php

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    http://www.eagles.org/programs/ne-florida-nest-cam-ptz.php

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    http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

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    http://explore.org/#!/live-cams/player/kitten-rescue-cam

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    Not afraid of any creature, just respectful & wary of some.

    I do fluorescent posters when an idea comes to mind, play keyboards, read.  My 11th floor balcony is my garden. Up until 04 I used to be a windsurfer. Miss it dearly

    Oh & I'm owned by Callie & Buttons, my 2 furkids (kitties)

    I have  my own puzzles done here

    http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=mypuzzles

     

    A LARGE CLICKIE

     

     

     

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    • CommentAuthorMobley
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010 edited
     

    My name is Christian Mobley.  I am 36 years old.  I live in Cincinnati Ohio. I have been blessed with a wonderful wife and three children.  My wife and I had twins almost 12 years ago (Katlyn and Austin) and I also have another son who is 10 (Nick).

    The Lord called me to preach in 2002 and the Lord blessed me to become the pastor of True Light Baptist Church (which I have attended since I was born) in March of 2003.

    In August of 2003 I injured my back lifting some copper wire and herniated my disc.  Well, six surgeries later I am in more pain now than I ever have been.  My back hurts from my shoulder blades down both sides of my back and the pain goes down both legs.

    I was so excited to find this site.  It really relaxes me when I am in a lot of pain.  I have learned so much since I became a member of this site.  I look at the birds differently now, trying to research and see what they are and their sounds.  I also enjoy chatting with you all and hope to get to know you all better.  I pray that the Lord Blesses each of you.  I will post a pic later on.

    I any of you are on facebook, my page is facebook.com/christianmobley

    My email is cmobley1@zoomtown.com  If you ever have a prayer request or anything I can pray about just let me know.

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    • CommentAuthortomnbon
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010
     

    Hello Everyone...    This is tomnbon (the "bon" part of it anyhow).  I came upon this website one evening while searching for Bigfoot live cams (haha) and signed up the next day!  I've been watching the wildlife here mainly all through the night as I rarely sleep.  The night time activity is so very different from daytime.  I'd like to thank everyone for making me feel welcome here staff included.  My hubby peeks over my shoulder when he can as would any deer hunter who wants to see a big antlered buck.  We're full-time RVers originally from MI but retired out of FL.  Love RVing and have been at it for over 3 yrs now.  We only stay in heavily wooded areas throughout the states as we love to be close to nature.  At the moment we're in Ocala Nat'l Forest and have plenty of black bear, wild pigs, eagles and gators for the viewing - but being the chicken that I am - I'll stay indoors in the wee hours and view here!  I will to do my best to provide info for TRs study.   - Bonnie

    • CommentAuthoroknad49
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010 edited
     

    I am married and the mother of 4 children (ages 14,21,27 and 30) and we live in Shoreview,MN. I'm  a stay-at-home Mom due to being on Disability since 2001. I was diagnosed with having Kidney disease in 2000 and had a transplant Aug 2007. I was then diagnosed with Type II Diabetes Feb 2009 due to taking the anti-rejection meds. Living with Diabetes is worse than the kidney disease! LOL

    I've always loved nature. Growing up, we traveled back and forth to California to visit my Dad's parents for Family Reunions. We would visit the National Parks along the way. I loved them all and after high school thought about becoming a Natl Park Ranger but didn't follow through.

     Also, as a child I developed an interest in Bigfoot, after watching a TV program about the Yeti in the Himalayas. Then when I heard about the Patterson Film, I couln't be stopped! I had to find out all I could about this creature. For the last 10 years I've been reading and researching everything I can find about it. I've learned alot but there is so much more we don't have a clue about. I'd like to be the next Jane Goodall and find a family or group of them and live among them, but they'd probably kill me first! Oh well!

    If anyone would like to contact me privately, my e-mail is darla_d1957@Yahoo.com or on Facebook under Darla Danko.

     

     

    • CommentAuthorBEVERLY
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010
     

    Hello to all my friends on this wonderful site.  I may not have met you in person but really feel like we are friends.  Let's see, how do I explain who I am.  I am 67 as of last week.  So far it looks like I am the eldest in the group.  BIG GRIN  I am the wife of a wonderful retired Army officer.  We live in AR right across the river from Memphis, TN.  We had three wonderful children but our precious daughter died 10 years ago.  Our eldest son, his great wife and three children live in Rogers, AR.  Our youngest son and our daughter's son, whom we raised, live in Fayetteville, AR.  All of them are about 5/6 hours from us.  My husband and I love to travel and we dearly love the coast.  So we are half way between FL and our kids so we are staying here for now.  I have always loved bird watching, my mother was a bird watcher.  I am also addicted to genealogy research.  That is one of my big passions.  I am very active in my DAR and in the Colonial Dames 17th Century, being a past state president.  I volunteer at the Memphis, TN main library on Wednesdays helping people with their genealogy. 

    I love taking photos of birds and other animals I see.  I have not mastered taking the shots on here yet.  I keep trying and will get it worked out yet.  I can take a picture but can not get it the right size to share.  I just got a new camera with zoom lens for Christmas, fancy one!  LOL  My husband and I are taking a cruise to Alaska in June and this is so I can get some really good shots.  I am still trying to get used to it also.  I love this website because I am learning so much from the wonderful people and staff here.  I am not a hunter so I have learned alot about the deer, birds and other animals by seeing them on here.  It is the best money I have spent!  I got my money's worth in the first day!  Thank you to the owner for letting us have this wonderful site. 

    As you can see and probably already know -- I get long winded sometimes.  I try to keep it down.  BIG GRIN  Well, hopefully you will know me a little better now.  I do not have a current photo to put on here.  I will see if I can find one.  One more thing -- I did not put my name in in caps!  That always bothers me.  I never put everything in caps so please just ignore that when you see my name on the messages.  GRIN  Beverly 

    • CommentAuthoroknad49
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010
     

    Beverly, having your name in caps never bothered me!

    • CommentAuthorBEVERLY
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010
     

    Thanks, it always bothers me.  Funny what little things we get used to.  You put in your note while I was typing mine.  I see you were really serious last night about Big Foot, which is what I always knew them by.  I find this very interesting.  The preserve of AR would be a good place for them to live.  Very remote and normally good weather.  Along with the ivory billed woodpecker!  Which I do believe is still living here in AR. 

    • CommentAuthoroknad49
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010
     

    Well, as far as the Ivory-Billed WP, I seriously thought I heard it calling one day at Hidden Pond. I don't think it was a swan, duck or eagle from the lake. That got me pretty excited! Someone needs to look around up there in the spring for a nest or other evidence!

    • CommentAuthorTRMichels
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010
     

    Thanks to everyone so far. Lots of Christians here - praise the Lord. I hope more of you will fill us in on yoruselves.

    More About myself ---  I've had sciatica in my left leg since 1970, and have developed it in both legs, along with the femoral nerve pain in both legs, which affects my inner thigh and the heel of my left foot, so I can't stand, sit or bend over (doing dishes, ironing) for long.  

    In 1977 I put a shotgun to my face and pulled the trigger, and lost about 1/4 of the bones in my face, including part of my lower jaw, all of my upper jaw, most of my hard palate, and all of the bone in my nose and left cheek. I was blind and couId not talk for about 2 months!!! I was the worst case to ever go into HCMC in Minneapolis until that time, and walk out alive. 21 facial surgeries left me with almost constant extreme pain, set off by Barometric Pressure changes. I'm alive only becasue God was not done with me yet. If youwant - I will post my entire testimony.

    I did not start my hunting, writing, speaking, research career until after I shot myself. - I was allowed to do it by the Grace of God, who gave me my voice and sight back.

    Then about 10 years ago I developed arthritis in my neck, with bone spurs on every vertebrae, and disc degeneration at every level, with nerve damage on both sides at every level, which leaves me with pain to both arms and small fingers, left neck, shoulder and chest, and right abdomen.

    So, I've been in pain 40 of my 60 years ... The pain gets so bad at times that I end up in either Urgent Care or the ER. I was ther aout 6 times last year. I have a standing order in my billfold, that says if I come in they are to run an IV and pump me full of Morphine or Delauded, and not let me leave, until my pain level is acceptable. Last time it took 120 mgs of morphine, and then I got up and walked out, still in some pain. Most people get drowsy with about 40 mg of Morpine in them.   

    I take 60 mg of morphine, 500 mg of naproxen, 600 mg of Skelaxin every 4 hours as needed, plus I'm on a 25mcg patch of Fentanyl 24 hours a day. And there are still days when I can't get out of bed. My pain mgmt doctors say they have never had a patient with so much nerve damage to as many nerves as I have (at least 9), and with such a high tolerance for pain meds. I'm a nightmare to treat, because it takes such high doses of meds. 

    I'm hoping to either get the facial nerve cut, frozen or burnt out, or have an experimental electro-stimulator implanted in my back and jaw. So I can cope with the pain.   

    I'm also going to have steroid epidural shots to my lower back and neck, on a regular basis.

    So - I can empathize with many of you - pain is no  fun. As the Apostle said, it is a thorn in the side - and it keeps you humble and honest.

    If anyone wants to e-mail me direct it is TRMichels@yahoo.com

    I'm T.R. Michels on Facebook and Twitter, and Naturpro on You Tube. I use those sites for promotion of our website (which helps pay the bills, along with sales of my books), staying in touch with family and friends, and promotion of my Religious and political beliefs. So, it is not the same as here. I hope to see some of you there.

    May God bless you and yours,

    T.R.
     

    • CommentAuthorTRMichels
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010
     

    And yes - I am the author of the hardcover edition of the Whitetail Addicts Manual sold in many stores and on the internet. I also publish The Complete Whietail Addicts Manual, whis is arguably the most definitive book ever written on the biology and behavior of whitetail deer, and how to hunt trophy class whitetail bucks. The same can be said for my Turkey, Elk and Duck & Goose Addict's Manuals, because I am (I believe) the only writer to have ever done his own multi-year research on those species. I work very hard at trying to figure out what makes the animals tick.

     

    I've learned that "if you let them (the animals) they will teach you alot about themselves" - but you have to pay attention.

    I've been paying attention since I was about 12, and began my research projects in 1990. I believe so strongly in my hunting books, that if you read them, and tell me you did not learn anything new about the animals, and you say you do not believe they will put you close to the animals, I will give you your money back. I may call you a liar, but I will refund your money - because I'm very confident you don't know everything I've learned, and am still learning - here in "our" (it is not just mine, you guys are co-researchers) Wildlife Activity Research Project.

     

    (As far as I know, I am the only outdoor writer ever, who has a money back guarantee on his books.) I will be truthful and tell you, that in 20 years of selling my books, I have had to refund money on a book. Notice I said "A" book, as in one book. A wife ordered my Duck & Goose Addicts Manual for Chrismas, because her huband wanted it. When she saw that it was a soft cover book, with no photos, she wanted her money back - which she got. She thought it was a coffee table book, with lots of pretty pictures - Lady - does not the name clue you in as to what it is - "Manual" to most people signifies a "how to" book, possibly a short-worded pamphlet (which it is not). I think the husband bought one later on off the website.

     

    May God bless you and yours,

    T.R.

    • CommentAuthorTRMichels
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010 edited
     

    So far - we have only the people I was fairly sure would join in. I was hoping everyone would divulge a little about themsleves.

    Come on guys and gals, I've laid practically my entire life out for you here to dissect.  Well - the interesting parts that don't bring up too many bad memories anyhow).

    • CommentAuthorMobley
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010
     

    I agree T.R., I wish everyone who is a member would introduce theirselves to everyone.  Maybe some people have not been on today or are busy.  We will have to remind everyone over the next few days and let them know about this discussion.

    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010 edited
     

    I should have mentioned I used to paint ceramic statues of animals when they USED TO sell the unpainted molds. My daughter bought me one of a cougar & two cubs & that got me on the road to my menagerie. HMMM< what else, getting shorter on height & memory. Love reading comedy mysteries, good for a laugh out loud. AND I would like a new hipLaughing

    • CommentAuthoroknad49
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010 edited
     

    Beverly, In my geneology I am related to Daniel Boone, through his sister, Hannah, on my mother's, Dad's side. Hannah had a daughter named Rachel. (She married James King)  Rachel also had a daughter named Rachel ,who married my great,great grandfather Daniel Henry Netherton. They had Boone King Netherton, my great grandfather. So Daniel is my Great to the 6th Uncle!

    • CommentAuthorBEVERLY
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010
     

    Ok, one of my best friends is also from this lineage, I believe.  She is out of town right now but I will check with her when she gets back in town next week.  I am not sure which sisterof Daniel or it could be a brother.  We have done research on them in several places. 

    • CommentAuthoroknad49
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010
     

    It's interesting to  hear about all the ancestors of Daniel and his siblings. One of my 14 yr old's teachers is also related to Hannah Boone!

    • CommentAuthordorcon61
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010 edited
     

    OK, I'll bite.  My real name is Dorothy, like in the Wizard of Oz.  I turned 62 yesterday, sometimes feel 20 and other times 90, lol.  I'm married, have a step-daughter whose 43, and whom I love very much when she's not driving me nuts, and 5 grandkids.  I had a son who passed away several years ago.  Hardest thing I ever went through.

    My passions are of course, nature, birding, and more nature.  I'm an oil painter and have actually sold some paintings.  Mostly I paint landscapes and - what else- nature!  I love gardening, hiking, card-making, star-gazing, and photography.  I can't get enough of the critters I see here, everything from little lizards in the summer to deer.  I'm still trying to learn all the trees and other vegetation around here.  My hubby and I love to camp and have an RV.  We always take our furkid, Collette with us.  She's mostly poodle and who knows what else.  Got her at a shelter.  Loving, sweet dog!

    I grew up in New York City and never felt like I belonged there.  I moved to the Houston area, in Texas in the early 80s, and worked for an oil company as a geologist.  After several years, I went back to school and got my Master's in behavioral science, then had my own counseling practice for 10 years.  I retired almost 3 years ago, moved to Arkansas, and enjoy every minute of it!

    I got into birding about 10 years ago and that's led me learn more about everthing in nature.  I've always love the natural world but didn't know much about it.  While in Texas I became a Master Naturalist, and wish the program was available in this part of Arkansas.  I just loved it!  I used to be afraid of snakes, bugs, etc. but no more.  Now I have to study them!  I'll try to get a picture on here but am technologically challenged (I know I said I love photography, but am not necessarily too well versed in it).  I'm so glad to have found this site and "met" all of you!

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    • CommentAuthordorcon61
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010
     

    Forgot to mention, my email is songbird.0514@yahoo.com, and I'm on Facebook too.

    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010 edited
     

    OH My memory is getting shorter right along with me

    • CommentAuthorMobley
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010
     

    my email is cmobley1@cinci.rr.com also on facebook christianmobley

    • CommentAuthorKris75
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010
     

    It's great to hear about everyone! OK, my turn. I'm in my 30's, live in Northern Indiana,  happily single, 6 kids- none of them are human (they all have tails). I have a Siberian Husky (he is pure trouble!), an American Eskimo dog and several rescue cats. I volunteer at a no-kill cat shelter for 10+ years now. My volunteer work usually consists of taking care of critical care cats- when they are very sick I take them home to hopefully make them better. I've learned and know how to do most minor pet health care procedures such as giving sub-Q fluids, sub-Q shots, intramuscular shots, administer insulin, tube feed, give vaccines, etc. I have a working knowledge of most medicines, procedures, illnesses/diseases and prescription diets and work closely with local veterinarians to help the shelter cats that I foster.  All of my work is with "pets" and not wildlife- though I'd jump at that experience as well. I love and have a deep respect for nature.

    Besides that, I'm into reading and writing.  I love horror movies and books- anything supernatural! I'm presently trying to write a couple books (one horror and one kids book)

     TR- have any advice for someone who wants to get published?  LOL!

    Ahh, lets see....my ancestory is Welsh- so I love all things Celtic. I'm addicted to chocolate and Starbucks. 

    Hmm.....guess that's pretty good for now.

    • CommentAuthorTRMichels
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010
     

    I just lost an extremely long post. That'll teach me to write here rather than in Word.

    Kris, find ALL of the e-mail addresses of ANY publsher that publishes your genre, and keep sending them queries, every 6 months. E-mail me at TRMichels@yahoo.com, and I might have some ideas.

     

    • CommentAuthorkassandra
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010
     

    Thanks TR for starting this post. This is awesome. What a great family! I've been asked to bring a little info on the USW family members behind the scenes. First, a quick post of a few names (not complete) of those who have been involved to help bring this to you:

     

    Bob

    Matt

    Sue

    Elizabeth

    Michelle

    Niki

    Chris

    Dave

    Terry

    Wayne

    Malvin (sr)

    Malvin (II)

    and many more further behind the scenes, but very important in making USW what it is today.

     

    More details coming soon...

     

     

     

    • CommentAuthorBEVERLY
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2010
     

    I did not put my email address in -- it is damebev@aol.com.   I am so enjoying getting to know a little bit more about all the wonderful people on here. 

    • CommentAuthorMobley
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2010
     
    • CommentAuthorTRMichels
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2010
     

    Thanks guys, there are some regulars who have not posted. But, I understand if some of you want to be private.

    New bear information on the research thread.

    God bless,

    T.R.

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    Hey everyone, I am Donna, I live in Warrior, Alabama in the country. I am married I have 4 children the oldest is 32 and the youngest is 21, I also have three grandchildren all girls.. I am 57 years old and I love nature, love to take walks in the woods to see all the animals and the vegatation.  My Husband loves nature as much as I do. I have enjoyed USW so much. My e-maill address is pettyjohn1019@att.net. A little about my past, I was in the Navy during the Vietnam erra. I was a Dental assistant. Went in Navy out of highschool, met so many people. I love meeting people and making new friends. I am a Christian and Love the Lord with all my heart, I try to live the way God will be pleased with me. I am new to USW, so nice to meet all of you

                                                                               Donna Pettyjohn

                                                                              

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    • CommentAuthorLeoWhite
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2010
     

    im 81 years old,i currently reside in a small but growing town of lancaster,ca. I was born in ar,then move to Tipton in,finally move to ca and started my own cabnet shop in palmdale,ca. I have 6 children, Two of which recently have passed, i am also a widow. I am retired from the cabinet shop and enjoy my time wacthing USW. Below is a picture of me from overnight in the hospital,for my kidney being frozen due to a spot on it. I am currently a cancer survior luckly my cancer was caught early enough to cure in 8weeks of radiation. Leowhite. my email is leowhite26@yahoo.com

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    • CommentAuthorLeoWhite
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2010
     

    four generations me,My son steve,His son stevie,stevie's son garret

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    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2010 edited
     

    It's so good to meet you ,Leo. Nice looking sons & grandkids.Good to see you here. A great place to enjoy yourself & keep on learning.

    • CommentAuthorkassandra
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2010 edited
     

    A little more behind the scenes. It takes a lot of planning and a LOT of hard work to deliver what you see here. All of the staff collectively agree that it is worth every drop of blood, sweat, and tears when we hear that you enjoy it as much as we do. You may have to click on the picture to get it large enough to read the captions.

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    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2010 edited
     

    Thanks to you Kassandra I learned something. I don't have to use Photo bucket to post a large picture. Just have to make sure I say it's a large clickie. I thought the pics could only be a small size when done from attachements

    Kassandra, one thing I noticed is if you use IE the pics don't click large, only on firefox. On my puter anyway

    • CommentAuthorBEVERLY
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2010
     

    Kassandra, thanks for putting the picture in.  The only trouble is, I can not enlarge it and I can not read the words in the blue.  Hopefully others will not have the same problem.  But I can see all the work the guys were doing for us.

    • CommentAuthorBEVERLY
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2010
     

    Leo, that is  a great four generation picture and I know you are a very proud father.  I am so glad that your cancer was caught in time and you are able to be here with us.  Pettyjohn, I lived in Demopolis at one time.  My father had the Episcopal Church there.  I believe that is near where you live now.  We used to go out camping and fishing around there all the time.  You live in a very pretty part of AL.  Welcome to the group.  I know you will enjoy it as much as we do.  Let's hope others will identify themselves. 

    Beverly

    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2010
     

    Beverly , do you use IE I found I could only enlarge with Firefox

    • CommentAuthorMobley
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2010
     

    Thanks for posting that pic Kassandra showing behind the scenes to show us some of what it takes to get things done for our viewing pleasure and for the animals.


    • CommentAuthorkassandra
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2010 edited
     

    If using IE (Internet Explorer) and click on a picture (screen goes grey), the picture enlarges but at the top of the page. You have to scroll up to see it. You can then click again somewhere on the screen to return to normal view. I know, it's weird.

    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2010
     

    Thank Kassandra. IE users will be happy now

    • CommentAuthorBEVERLY
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2010
     

    Thanks Kassandra. That worked!  That is strange but all that matters is it works.  And yes, I do use IE. 

    • CommentAuthortoveybunny
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2010
     

    I'm Lezlie, I live in a very small town in central Illinois, I live close to Sangchris State Park, where my father was ranger back in the middle seventies. I'm 50 yrs old and married. I have one daughter and two grandsons. I love animals of all kinds. I happened upon this site through yahoo search, I'm so glad I did, I have already seen things I would not have without this. This has been the best 20 bucks I have spent in along time.

    • CommentAuthorBEVERLY
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2010
     

    tovey, (Leslie) welcome to the group.  You have not seen anything yet, as the saying goes!  Just wait until the does start having their fawns and the bears come out with their cubs.  This is an amazing place any day but spring is really something! 

    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2010
     

    bump

    • CommentAuthorshsrta46
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2010
     
    I'm Phyllis, nickname Pat. But as there is already a Pat you can call me Phyl or Pat#2! I live in Maine, in a small town, in a rural area. We have 4 acres so see quite a lot of wildlife, tho not as much as before 5 new houses in the past 10 years. I have lived here 50 years, my husband passed 17 years ago in May. I have 5 children, 2 girls, 3 boys, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. They all live away except one son who still lives with me. I found this site on the Top 10 Network Cameras. I love it, check it several times a day.
    • CommentAuthorkassandra
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2010
     

    Welcome Phyllis, aka Pat#2 :) We're glad you're here.

    • CommentAuthorMirage
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2010
     

    I am so glad to see this thread!

    I looked for one like it when I joined the site a month ago.  It's a great idea!

     

    I'm Jena (otherwise called Mirage around here).  I'm in my thirties, I live in Texas, and have a fur child called Tigger who manages to simultaneously be the love of my life and the cause of any gray hair I may have.  Lol.

     

    I have a degree in Psychology, a wonderful family, and the best friends anyone could ask for (although we're spread out all over the country and don't see one another as often as we would like).  I'm involved with some charities, mainly Malaria No More, Relay for Life walks to raise money for cancer research, and the Melinda Doolittle Music Scholarship.  I love animals, music (mainly soul and R&B), writing, and reading.

    I am totally blind since shortly after birth, but I live independently.  I did lose what light perception I had, very unexpectedly at the age of 22.  This threw my sleep/waking cycle into a spinning vortex of inconsistency, lol.  So that's why you may see me on at any hour of the day or night.

    I only just learned to use a computer two years ago.  (I taught myself by reading manuals, because the offered programs were too slow-paced for my liking.)  But the Internet has opened up worlds for me in ways I never imagined.  It really is the greatest time on Earth to be blind, thanks to all the advances in technology!

    I love every animal that has ever lived, although I ma not be able to participate much in the conversation around this site, since much of it has to do with identifying and photographing the wildlife.

     

    If you want to read a little more about me, here's a link to my blog.  I haven't written in it in a while, but the entries that are there really express the things that are important to me.

     

    http://jm1992.blogspot.com/

    • CommentAuthoreiguoc
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2010
     

    Very beautifully written blog Jena