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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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Elmwood Big Buck Contest details

February 22, 2010 at 11:04 PM

Here’s an information sheet on entering bucks in the Elmwood AllOutdoors Show’s Big Buck Contest March 6-7 at Elmwood High School.

Big Buck Contest

During the Elmwood AllOutdoors Show March 6-7 you can have your trophy buck measured by certified measurers from the Boone and Crockett Club, Pope and Young Club and Illinois Big Buck program. You can also win a prize just for entering.

Cost is $10 to have a deer measured and displayed. For that you get a two-day pass to our show, which features more than 90 outdoor-related vendors. Deer heads are accepted Friday, March 5 from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, March 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Short-term parking is available for buck drop-off on the east side of the Elmwood High School gymnasium. Antlers do not have to be mounted to be measured. Entries can be picked up after 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 7.

Deer having already been officially measured are welcome. You must bring a copy of your scoresheet and can then enter the show for $5 per day.

Cost is $10 to have a deer measured that is not displayed. There is no guarantee deer not displayed will be measured. 

No shed antlers will be measured.

Measuring is on a first-come, first-served basis and we reserve the right to shut off entries at 100.

Five awards will be given Sunday at 3 p.m.  (based on Boone and Crockett standards):

1. Archery (not including crossbows): highest-scoring non-typical
2. Archery (not including crossbows): highest-scoring typical
3. Firearm (includes all weapons): highest-scoring non-typical
4. Firearm (includes are weapons): highest-scoring typical
5. People’s choice. (Based on votes by show visitors)

There is also a random drawing among all entries for three prizes: a Lone Wolf Assault Hang-On Tree Stand, a commemorative Winchester knife set and a selection of Lumenok products.

All proceeds from the show benefit athletic programs and students of Elmwood High School.

For more information, visit, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (309) 231-6040.



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