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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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Frost bite on a turkey toe

April 30, 2009 at 06:01 AM

Frost bite can be tough on Illinois hunting and fishinghumans and tough on critters, too. The feet above and at right belong to a turkey shot on opening day of the 2009 North Zone season by Frank Baxter in Peoria County.

The bird acted normal and came right into decoys despite the rainy morning. Only after shooting the gobbler did Frank realize he’d shot a peg-legged old gimp.

Look at those toes. Nasty. But the bird moved fine.


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One foot frostbit versus both probably resulted from having one foot down to perch, and the other tucked up again the body.  Like ducks…

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