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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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August 21: Picture of the Day

August 21, 2010 at 09:20 PM

So I was quietly stalking through the woods this morning when I stumbled upon two small fawns.

Having slumped for so long in terms of pictures, I eagerly focused on the young deer and snapped off a few pictures before they scampered off.

What? Wood chips? What’s wrong with some wood chips?

Penned deer? Are you crazy?

Oh alright. After a day of watching the boy run a 1-mile and 5-K race and working at the ballyard, I went to Presley’s for their archery sale. There I encountered Chad Hunziker, who had his fawns on site for pictures with kids. So I snapped a picture. Then I took a picture of his son, Chase, with a few fawns. A few of the fawns on hand were just 1 1/2 months old and were fairly nervous about human contact. But bottle-feeding made them all behave.

Hunziker takes his deer all over for festivals and shows and was a hit at last year’s Elmwood All Outdoors Show. Incidentally, he will return to the show again March 5-6 in 2011. So should you. Until then, here’s yet another picture from today’s “walk through nature.”

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