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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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Buck not from Carbondale mall

October 28, 2008 at 06:28 PM

The liars are at it again. Soon someone is going to kill a big buck in Illinois. This is not it.

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I have been sent this picture twice now and both times I was told it had been shot behind the mall in Carbondale. Hmmm. Isn’t this the same buck shot behind a high fence in Iowa in 2006? Yep. At least so says the Boone and Crockett Club’s Trophy Watch. The buck was apparently killed at Timber Ghost ranch or some such place. Not that it matters.

Can somebody please explain why anybody would want to shoot a buck behind a high fence? And then brag about it?

If you can explain that, tell me why somebody would take the time to lie about this buck and then send it off in an e-mail with the wrong state, place etc.?

Obviously people have too much time on their hands.

UPDATE: Wait, I’ve also seen this buck touted as being from Ohio. Yikes.


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