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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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Palin not an inexperienced angler

September 02, 2008 at 05:26 PM

Say what you will about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s lack of experience in politics.

Nobody can claim she doesn’t have a clue when it comes to fishing. Why, there are even blood on those fish in the picture above of Palin and a daughter after a salmon-fishing trip in Wasilla, Alaska.

Mind you, I’m not suggesting that’s the criteria on which I’ll vote. But it is interesting that of the four people running for the top two offices, the woman in the group probably knows the most about hunting and fishing. Plus, there’s no doubt who most outdoors folks would rather accompany on a fishing or hunting trip.

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