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Jeff Lampe
Jeff Lampe

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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Doris Hill finally gets her due

January 02, 2010 at 09:58 PM

Somewhere in December I got hopelessly behind. Not that it’s a surprise, what with driving off to South Dakota and Iowa, hunting deer, ducks and geese and trying to fit in a few weeks of vacation.

Anyway, this is a long-winded way of apologizing to Doris Hill, who is pictured above with the big buck she shot on opening day of the 2009 firearm season. The big 13-pointer should have been featured sooner, though in fairness we didn’t receive any pictures until the first week of December. Even so, I apologize to Doris.

And I apologize to anyone else who has submitting pictures and stories and has yet to see themselves on our site. I can tell you that we have been diligently working to post stories and pictures in recent days. Right now we have enough Pictures of the Day to get into late February. So be patient. And be proud. This has been a good season for big bucks.

Thanks for submitting yours.

While you wait to see yourself, take a moment to admire some more pictures of Doris Hill and her big buck, which reportedly grossed 197 inches when green-scored.

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