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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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Some wild deer management ideas

January 28, 2010 at 02:19 PM

Before you complain too much about deer management in Illinois, check out these ideas being floated in Nebraska.

Deer hunting without permits proposed in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Night-hunting with spotlights and shooting without permits are being proposed as a way to decrease Nebraska’s deer population.

During a legislative hearing on Wednesday, some farmers said the bill (LB836) was needed to lessen crop damage caused by the state’s deer herd. Opponents, including farmers and outdoors’ groups, said it could lead to a dangerous free-for-all.

The state Game and Parks Commission opposes the measure and say they are extending anterless-deer hunting seasons, reducing permit prices and taking other steps to reduce the herd.

The bill would allow landowners and their immediate family members to kill, without permits, deer caught damaging property. It would also require additional deer-hunting seasons and allow spotlight hunting.


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