Dale Hamm is a legend among duck hunters. Writing for the Springfield State Journal-Register, David Bakke says, "Tales of the things he has done in the backwaters of the Illinois [River] are legion. Poached ducks from private property? Yes. Shot more than his limit? OK. Out of season? Absolutely."David Bakke is the editor of Catholic Times in Springfield, Illinois. An award-winning journalist, he has worked for the State Journal-Register and the Sioux City Journal."