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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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March 19, 2009 at 09:04 AM

Stanley and I have a fishing report to assemble. Can you help me fill this space?

FROM Steve Horwedel:

I heard that American Idol is going to use Carrie Underwood’s song “Home Sweet Home” and how Carrie will be donating some of the proceeds to a good cause, the (HSUS) Humane Society of the United States. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. I would like to give out some information that most people are not aware of. The HSUS is not to be confused with the American Humane Society, or the Animal Humane Society which are non-profit organizations that support animal shelters and strive to give pets good homes and I completely support. The HSUS is the largest anti-hunting, anti-fishing, anti-trapping, anti-meat in any and all forms organization in the country. They do not oversee or support animal shelters or work to save pets. They are a very radical animal rights organization with ties to PETA, ALF(Animal Liberation Front) and ELF(Earth Liberation Front). The last two radical groups are on the FBIs domestic terrorist watch list. I wanted Carrie’s fans to know, many of which are hunters and fisherman who love their steak and burgers what they are supporting when they support Carrie Underwood and by supporting Fox and American Idol since they are supporting Carrie by using her song. Time for Fishermen, Hunters and Outdoorsmens voices to be heard.

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