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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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Bowhunters, don’t shoot a donkey

October 03, 2009 at 01:23 PM

Here’s the virtual replay of a story I wrote a few years ago when somebody shot a mule while bowhunting at Banner Marsh. This time the errant shot was directed toward a donkey.

Donkey killed after SC hunter mistakes it for deer

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a donkey in a South Carolina pasture has been shot and killed by a hunter who thought the animal was a deer.

The Index-Journal of Greenwood reported the donkey had just been caught by an animal rescuer and placed in the Greenwood County pasture when it was found dead Wednesday.

The donkey’s new owner Boyd Purdy says he put the animal in the pasture to help protect his goats from wild dogs.

Animal rescuer Joe Mann says he caught the donkey after finding it running wild in Abbeville County.

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