104-year-old woman goes on her first hunt and shoots a deer
An elderly woman from Wisconsin has gone hunting for the first time in her life and shot a deer at the age of 104-years-old, this week.
Florence Teeters, who hails from Price County, is now the oldest person to date to purchase a gun deer license after the mother-of-five vowed to kill a deer of her own just before gun deer hunting season started. She was inspired by watching her son Bill in action, and so Bill took her out with a rifle on his land, and she managed to bag herself a deer on her first go.
In a later interview with NBC 15 News, Bill stated: "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 4 p.m., 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!"
He added: "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."
Commenting on the news in an official statement, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary-designee Preston D. Cole said: "This speaks to the adage that you should never underestimate the power of our senior citizens.
Watch this video of a father and son confronting a hunter for shooting game:
He continued: "After raising a family of hunters, this young lady chose this opportunity to partake in Wisconsin's long-established tradition of deer hunting. We join the rest of Wisconsinites in celebrating her outstanding accomplishment."
He added: "On behalf of the DNR, we thank Mrs. Teeters for her participation in this year's annual gun deer hunt and for helping keep Wisconsin's hunting heritage alive. This proves that Wisconsin's gun deer hunting season is for every generation."