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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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Bucks ... in standing corn

August 08, 2009 at 06:56 AM

Oh boy. Here’s the ultimate proof of a long-discussed thread on PSO. Yes, bucks are in the standing corn.

Photographer Gretchen Steele supplied these pictures of some southern Illinois bucks in what must be a field of corn that’s destined for silage.

That would be good news, actually. At least with silage the corn will be gone. But I really fear this is going to be the worst year in a long, long time in terms of the amount of standing corn still in the field. And yes, I can already see the DNR press release listing those now immortal words if the harvest is down. Thing is, if there is thousands of acres of corn into late November, that will be a factor in the harvest being down.

Not to worry about that yet, though. Let’s just hope it stops raining this fall so farmers can get in the field and hunters can see bucks.

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