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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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Doves still raising young

September 15, 2008 at 01:06 PM

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Dove hunting season is well underway, but some mother doves are still busy raising young. Flathead’s Picture of the Week, actually pictures, were taken Saturday in his Peoria County yard. He writes: “Here is a dove nesting today in an apple tree along my driveway!  And so far it has hatched one of two eggs. They might be out of the nest in time for the late dove season!”

I was surprised to see a baby dove at this time of year. I was also surprised to see such a well-built dove nest. And I’m a bit worried as to whether the little doves can survive all the rain we had. I’m going to do a little digging to see if this is as late a nesting as it seems to me. If you’ve got dove stories, pass them on.

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