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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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Buck pictures to pump you up

November 17, 2008 at 05:14 PM

There’s a pattern starting here that I do not like at all for the 2008 quail season. Once again today I went quail hunting and I saw more deer than quail. Hmmm. At this rate I should flush a few coveys on Friday while failing to see a single deer. Yikes.

Oh well. One of the bucks I spotted today while hunting with Steve O’Neill of Pekin in Fulton County was a big-bodied buck that had only half its rack left. As O’Neill said, that will be a nice buck for next season, given its size and given that nobody shoots it this weekend.

Anyway, that my long-winded lead in to some buck pictures taken over the weekend by skilled amateur photographer Jim Mordacq of Springfield. He takes some great pictures and is kind enough to share them. So, in case you haven’t been seeing many bucks, here are some pictures of bucks to tide you over until a big one comes in range. The first picture fits in with my above story, as you will see.

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