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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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How many hostas could these elk eat?

July 23, 2008 at 04:48 PM

I took the kids to Wildlife Prairie State Park last Saturday for Member Appreciation Day, the highlight of which was a ride through the bison/elk pasture on a hay rack. We even caught a glimpse of a bull elk standing way off in the distance, peeking around some trees. Then I got these pictures in the e-mail that made me realize the excitement of seeing wildlife is all relative to where you live. Not sure where these are from, but I’m guessing the folks who have to clean up after these big boys aren’t so excited to have them on the front yard. Plus, imagine the landscape material these elk can eat through.

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