104-year-old Wisconsin mother becomes oldest woman to ever harvest a deer: 'I got a buck!'
Florence Teeters, 104, who hails from Madison, harvested her first buck on Saturday on her land in Price County
PRICE COUNTY, WISCONSIN: A 104-year-old woman became the oldest person in Wisconsin's history to successfully hunt a deer after purchasing a legitimate gun deer license.
Florence Teeters, 104, who hails from Madison, harvested her first buck on Saturday—the opening day of the 2019 nine-day gun season—on her land in Price County.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, who cited state records, the mother-of-five has become the oldest person to date to "purchase a gun deer license and harvest a deer."
"This speaks to the adage that you should never underestimate the power of our senior citizens," DNR Secretary-designee Preston D. Cole said in a statement. "After raising a family of hunters, this young lady chose this opportunity to partake in Wisconsin's long-established tradition of deer hunting."
Florence went hunting with her son Bill last year, and she has been wanting to get her first hunting license ever since.
"Yes, it was her idea to get the license," Bill told the DNR. "And, yes, that was her first license."
On Saturday, Florence and her son were patiently waiting at their blind—a vantage point used by hunters for stealth purposes—for a deer to approach. They chatted for about two hours before a spike buck appeared out of the woods.
"I tapped her on her knee, and I pointed," Bill said.
Florence was delighted. She pointed her gun at the animal, waiting for the perfect moment to take her shot.
Aiming at the spike buck from a distance of about 30 yards with her son by her side, she shot the spike buck dead.
"She was so excited and saying, 'I got a buck! I got a buck!'" Bill recalled.
Florence loves the outdoors, even at this age. She enjoys ziplining, tends to her garden in her bare feet, and makes it a point to visit Mardi Gras in Louisiana every year, according to the DNR release.