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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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UPDATE: Monster buck near Petersburg

January 08, 2009 at 09:52 AM

Here’s an update on the monster buck found dead near Petersburg. We will have an in-depth story on the buck soon.

Two quail hunters found the buck dead on property owned by John Grosboll, who is pictured above holding the massive rack. They are allowed to quail hunt the area after deer season winds down.

Gabe Grosboll, John’s son, had hunted the ground during shotgun season but had not seen the buck. E-mails Gabe: “No wounds found on the deer, coyotes had eaten a lot of the carcass.” Gabe said the buck unofficially green-scored 246 inches.

As for the rumors about Stan Potts hunting the buck, we have not been able to track anything down. So that remains nothing more than a rumor.

Here are more pictures of the buck, including a trail-cam picture that has surfaced. Not sure yet who got the trail-cam shot, but I bet they had some sleepless nights after seeing this picture.

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Here is Nathan Grosboll holding the massive non-typical rack.

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