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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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Minnesota 32-point buck

October 22, 2009 at 04:03 PM

Here’s a story about a Minnesota hunter who shot a 32-point buck.

MN archer bags 32-point buck

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota bowhunter may have bagged a state record 32-point buck.

Twenty-nine-year-old Scott O’Konek of South Haven took the buck last week during the first of two special archery hunts at Camp Ripley.

O’Konek tells the Star Tribune he was “shaking” after shooting the big buck from his stand with a bow and arrow.

The buck might have the largest non-typical or asymmetrical rack taken by archery in Minnesota. The buck scored a preliminary antler score of 228. The current record is
225 set in 1989, according to the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association.

After the antlers have dried, a conclusive score will follow in 60 days.

The deer was an estimated 5 years old and field-dressed at 192 pounds.


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