104-year-old kills buck on opening day to become Wisconsin's oldest hunter

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

MADISON, Wis. -- Granny, get your gun.

Florence Teeters, a 104-year-old Wisconsin woman, got her first hunting license this week then and nabbed a deer on her first time out.

Teeters vowed to hunt last year after she holed up with her son, Bill, in a hunting blind. The pair watched for deer together, but only Bill could take the shot.

The mother of five, who raised her children to be hunters, decided she wanted a buck of her own, CNN reported.

So, this week, she returned to the blind a licensed hunter. "Yes, it was her idea to get the license. And, yes, that was her first license," her son told the Wisconsin DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement.

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And after about two hours of watchful waiting, the pair spotted a buck about 90 feet away.

"I tapped her on the knee and I pointed," the younger Teeters said. She nodded, smiled, then she took the shot.

It was a direct hit.

"I got a buck! I got a buck!" she hollered.

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With her win, she became the oldest Wisconsin woman to get licensed and harvest a deer, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said.

"After raising a family of hunters, this young lady chose this opportunity to partake in Wisconsin's long-established tradition of deer hunting," said DNR Secretary-designee Preston D. Cole in a news release. "This proves that Wisconsin's gun deer hunting season is for every generation."

But the centenarian is probably used to the excitement -- Bill said his mother is an avid zipliner and makes it a point to party at Mardi Gras every year.

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