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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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July 17: Picture of the Day

July 17, 2010 at 12:00 PM

A guy I know found three baby raccoons in a combine a few weeks ago. But there was no sign of Momma.

So eventually, he built a pen and took them home. Not for good. Eventually he plans to let them go back to the wild. As they get larger, he’ll let them wander out of the pen. Eventually, they’ll take off.

Until then, they are fun to watch. Today while heading home after planting our duck spot to Japanese millet, middle son Victor got a chance to snuggle up with Grumpy, who gave him a few kisses.

I’ve got to admit, those little coons sure are cute.

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