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Wisconsin woman, 104, becomes state’s oldest hunter

Wisconsin mother-of-five, 104, becomes the state’s oldest hunter after shooting dead a deer on opening day of gun season

  • Florence Teeters, 104, of Madison, Wisconsin has made history as the state’s oldest person to purchase a gun license and harvest a deer 
  • The mother-of-five purchased a gun license for the first time this year
  • She successfully shot a spike buck on Saturday, which was opening day of the 2019  gun deer season in Price County 
  • Teeters was inspired to get her first hunting license after she went hunting with her son Bill last year 

A Wisconsin centenarian has become the oldest person to purchase a gun deer license and successfully hunt a deer in the state’s history. 

Florence Teeters, 104, of Madison, harvested her first buck ever on Saturday on her land in Price County on the opening day of the 2019 nine-day gun season.

Teeters, a mother of five, is the oldest person to date to ‘purchase a gun deer license and harvest a deer’, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources citing state records.

‘This speaks to the adage that you should never underestimate the power of our senior citizens. After raising a family of hunters, this young lady chose this opportunity to partake in Wisconsin’s long-established tradition of deer hunting,’ DNR Secretary-designee Preston D. Cole said in a statement. 

Florence Teeters, 104, of Madison, Wisconsin has made history as the state’s oldest person to purchase a gun license and harvest a deer

This year she got her gun deer license and shot dead a spike buck on Saturday, during the first day of open gun deer season in Wisconsin

This year she got her gun deer license and shot dead a spike buck on Saturday, during the first day of open gun deer season in Wisconsin  

Teeters, a mother of five, is the oldest person to date to 'purchase a gun deer license and harvest a deer', according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources citing state records

Teeters, a mother of five, is the oldest person to date to ‘purchase a gun deer license and harvest a deer’, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources citing state records

Teeters was inspired to get her first hunting license after she went hunting with her son Bill last year.

‘Yes, it was her idea to get the license,’ Bill Teeters said to the DNR. ‘And, yes, that was her first license.’  

Bill said on Saturday the two were just chatting for about two hours waiting at their blind, a cover device used by hunters, patiently waiting for a deer to approach. Then a spike buck appeared.  

‘I tapped her on her knee, and I pointed,’ Bill said. 

Teeters was inspired to get her first hunting license after she went hunting with her son Bill last year

She shot the spike buck with her son by her side from a distance of about 30 yards on Saturday

Teeters was inspired to get her first hunting license after she went hunting with her son Bill last year. She shot the spike buck with her son by her side from a distance of about 30 yards on Saturday

Florence then smiled and aimed her gun, waiting for the right moment to take her shot. 

She shot the spike buck with her son by her side from a distance of about 30 yards. 

‘She was so excited and saying, “I got a buck! I got a buck!”‘    

According to the DNR release, Florence loves the outdoors, enjoys ziplining, tends to her garden in her bare feet and goes to Mardi Gras in Louisiana every year. 

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