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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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A Web log by Jeff Lampe of the Journal Star

One last Duck Commander plug

August 03, 2009 at 12:54 PM

This is the last time I’m going to plug The Duck Commander show that airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. on The Outdoor Channel (it also replays Sunday mornings).

Last Saturday’s episode was the best I’ve seen. The boys were all set to head off to Texas to go duck and buck hunting (remember, there is now a Buck Commander) since Louisiana duck season was closed (split season if I understand Phil’s mumbling about the subject).

Fortunately, before they packed up into the RV (that had no blinkers but whose “bigness will save us” according to Phil) somebody had the sense to call and find out that Texas duck season was also closed. That’s reality TV.

So they grumbled, then went to Kansas, whacked a bunch of ducks and made me laugh and get fired up for duck season all in the span of a 30-minute show.

I’ve been asking around and most people say they haven’t seen the show by that they’ve talked to someone who said the show was good. That includes calling guru Jeff Foiles, who was at Presley’s Outdoors over the weekend and said “my son likes it.”

Well, I’m telling you I’ve seen the show and I like it. Not that anybody needs another reason to wish for Saturday morning, but there it is.

Click here to see the promotional trailer. Click here to read a story about the show.


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