104-Year-Old Grandma Bags Buck on First Hunt

February 11, 2020 at 3:41 pm

 This grandma won’t be getting run over by a reindeer!

Wanting to connect with her children and the great outdoors, 104-year-old Wisconsin woman Florence Teeters bagged a buck on her first try this winter.

“She was born in 1915,” Bill, her youngest of five children told WMTV.

After watching her son Bill hunt in 2018, she asked him to get her a hunting license for the 2019 season.

“I took mom out to the blind this year,” Bill told WMTV. “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.”

“I got a buck! I got a buck!” Florence shouted when she realized she made the killing shot.

Even though it was a small, “spike” buck, Bill said she was beyond happy for her first time out.

A “spike” is typically a male deer in its second year with unbranched antlers on both sides.

“She wanted to go hunting because she wanted to experience the part of being out in the stand with the boys,” Bill said. “She likes the idea of being out in the woods.”

“I think it’s fantastic,” Joe Paul with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources told WMTV. “Sounds like she comes from a family of hunters, so they know what they are doing,”

Paul and Florence posed for a picture together when she received her license.

When asked if Florence was the oldest registered hunter in the state, “I believe that’s the case,” said Paul.

Anyone born before 1973 is not required to take a hunter’s safety course, according to the DNR. Florence made the cutoff by 58 years.

Florence, seems to live everyday like it’s going to be her last, and, lets face it, at her age any day could be.

“She went zip-lining in Milwaukee and she goes to Mardi Gras every year,” Bill said.

Nevermind “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”… if a deer crosses this Grandma’s path, she just might take it out.