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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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Welcome to Hedgepole Lodge

September 08, 2008 at 06:00 AM

No, this is not the summer home for Flathead. It is going to be his late-winter home as well as his Picture of the Week. And he calls it Hedgepole Lodge, or the Hedge Hunting Shack. The first name sounds pretty nice. The second is more accurate. And I’m sure the coons will love this latest tree stand. But you’ve gotta give old Flathead credit for this creation, which is designed with comfort for kids in mind. Maybe that explains the smile on the face of daughter Sorin, who will no doubt spend a few hours sleeping in the lodge this winter while dad pretends to babysit.

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