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Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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A monster buck from Minnesota

October 14, 2008 at 02:56 PM

Here’s yet another big bow-kill from out of state. This buck was shot by Ben Spanjers near Hokah, Minn. Word is the 23-pointer weighed 310 pounds and was green-scored at 231 5/8 inches.

Here is an Associated Press story on the deer.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) _ A bow hunter from the Eau Claire area says his trip to Minnesota paid off when he bagged a deer of a lifetime - a 23-point buck.

Ben Spanjers said he has bow hunted for 20 years before bagging the deer that had become known as the “Hokah Legend.”

He shot the animal on his father-in-law’s land in Hokah, Minn., just south of La Crescent and across the Mississippi River from La Crosse.

Spanjers said the best part of the experience has been sharing the memory with his friends and family.

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