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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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Is this cougar in Illinois?

February 23, 2008 at 05:59 AM

No. But I’m just waiting until somebody claims it is. After all, I just got another e-mail of The Cat on the Deck that claimed it was from Jo Daviess County. Ahhhhh.

Anyway, this one is supposed to be from Montana/Oregon/East Texas/West Virginia, where a trail cam caught more than expected. Based on my extensive watching of Animal Kingdom, I’m guessing the little buck would not have won the ensuing battle. But further review of various threads gives the impression that folks believe this is a Photoshop fake from years ago, with one of the critters added to the frame. It is still very cool looking.

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