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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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Wolf or coyote? You make the call

March 24, 2010 at 09:58 PM

Austin Fiddes sends in this picture of a big canine snapped recently by a trail camera on the outskirts of Hanna City. Writes Fiddes, “Recently, I was out checking my trail cameras for the first time in awhile and as I looked through the pictures I came across this picture of a wolf (which looks to have mange). To my knowledge this is the first confirmed sighting of a wolf this far south in Illinois.”

The mange part I tend to agree with. That critter has a nasty case of something.

But I’m not so sure about the wolf part. What do you readers think?


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