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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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A Web log by Jeff Lampe of the Journal Star

Relaxed and warm, but sad to be indoors

December 05, 2008 at 02:13 PM

I can’t spell pneumonia, but if I’m not careful I might be able to tell you a lot about it. My lungs don’t feel good. So I wimped out today and skipped the second day of second season. Slept in. Petted the dog. Played with the baby. Bought a dry-erase clipboard for the basketball team I’m co-coaching. And even stopped by work. All in all, a pretty nice day, except for my lungs hurting when I walk.

Even so, I felt odd not hunting. I still have tags to fill and I still want to deer hunt. In the past I would have gladly used sickness as an excuse to weasel out of deer season. But I’m really starting to like deer hunting. So much so that I’m afaid I might even start bowhunting next year.

Talking about next year doesn’t help right now. Despite the cold, I wish I had been out in the woods again today. Oh well. Somebody kill a big buck, send me an e-mail and give me something to do. At least then I can hunt vicariously through somebody else.


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