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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 doe on its hind legs

February 26, 2008 at 12:49 PM

Alvie Miller was one of many people who stopped by the Prairie State booth during last weekend’s Illinois Deer & Turkey Classic.

But he was also one of the more memorable. For one thing, Miller had a picture of a 98-inch shed antler (I think it had seven scorable points) that a friend of his had found in the past week in Moultrie County. As if that wasn’t reason enough, Miller said he also had a trail-cam picture of a whitetail doe walking on her hind legs. Miller said the doe had her two front legs shot off but gets around fairly well in spite of that. Sure enough, this morning he forwarded the picture along with this note:

“As we discussed on Saturday here is the trail camera picture of the deer that was walking on her hind legs. Since this picture was taken last fall a man named Lynn Kaufman saw the deer walking through the woods on her hind legs over by Arcola.”

Here’s the full-frame picture, followed by a cropped shot.

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