Woman, 104, Goes On First Hunt And Guns Down Deer
A 104-year-old woman got her hunting licence days before she gunned down a deer during her first outing.
Florence Teeters has been dubbed the oldest person in Wisconsin to kill a deer after her son, Bill, agreed to help her with her license.
She got a taste for hunting animals after watching her son in action last year when he was using her land in Price County.
According to The Mirror, the mother-of-five then vowed that she too would kill a deer of her own, applying for a hunting licence just before gun deer hunting season started.
Days ago, Bill spoke to NBC15, saying: "I took mom out to the blind this year. I had a nice chair for her and it was nice and warm. A little after 4pm, a buck shows up about 30 yards away. I tapped her on the knee and I pointed. She nodded and smiled and was real quiet. Then she took the shot!
"She wanted to go hunting because she wanted to experience the part of being out in the stand with the boys. She likes the idea of being out in the woods."
According to Bill, his mum is quite the adventurer as he explained: "She went zip-lining in Milwaukee and she goes to Mardi Gras every year."
Joe Paul from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said: "I think it's fantastic. Sounds like she comes from a family of hunters so they know what they are doing."
The Department are looking into whether Florence is in fact the oldest registered hunter and Mr Paul added: "I believe that's the case."
Many people took the opportunity to congratulate Florence with one saying: "Way to go Florence! Glad u bagged a good ole stag after all them years!"
Another added: "Congratulations and respect from Canada. Hope you and your son have a great season next year too."
A third shared their own story, commenting: "I was 31 and it was my 3rd trip into the woods. Way to go Grandma! Now you got lots of food for a while. Here's to 10 more years of hunting!"
Someone else wrote: "Nice. I just shot my first deer and a buck last year, but I was only 56. Yea, way to go Florence! You are an inspiration!"
Featured Image Credit: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources/Bill Ball