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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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Trip to Alberta, anyone?

December 21, 2007 at 02:49 PM

All the sudden a trip to Alberta seems to make some sense. Crazy, you say? Consider the compelling reasons in this post, all of which arrived via e-mail in recent days.

This first buck (pictured above) is being touted as a Canadian record non-typical by several sites, including Mike Hanback’s Big Buck Zone and the Wild Hunting and Fishing TV Network. The deer, being called “The Eymundson Buck” reportedly had a green-score gross measurement of 287 inches. The story is also reportedly going to be featured in the February issue of North American Whitetail.

The second deer arrived with no story, just this jaw-dropping picture. So if you were planning to visit Illinois next year, maybe it’s time to change your plans and go north to Alberta.

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Radio show back on the Web

December 21, 2007 at 02:09 PM

Hey there. For listeners who are unable to tune in Saturday mornings to the Presley’s Outdoors Show I do with Chef Todd, shows are once again available on the Web. Click here to view the ESPN 96.5 FM Web site. Once there, navigate down to the space promoting the Presley’s Outdoors Show. Click anywhere on that tile and you should be able to hear a recording of the latest (or close to the latest) show.

Better yet, tune in Saturday mornings at 96.5 FM from 7-8 a.m. as Chef and I banter back and forth about the outdoors.


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