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. "