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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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Sika deer loose in Peoria Co.

September 03, 2010 at 03:42 PM

You never know what critter will show up on a trail camera these days. The latest surprise was a sika deer (above) that had Mike Bredernitz of Bartonville scratching his head last week after checking out his camera.

“I had no idea what it was,” said Bredernitz, who hunts in Peoria County. “My cousin (Greg Prichard) and I are debating what to do if he walks by.”

Most likely this deer escaped from behind a pen somewhere nearby. Whether the exotic buck will survive this fall is another matter. These natives of east Asia are not protected in Illinois, so all a hunter needs to shoot one is a landowner’s permission.

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