Ready, aim, fire.
A 104-year-old Wisconsin woman bagged her first buck during gun hunting season, WTMV reported.
Florence Teeters, of Phillips, was hunting for the first time, accompanying her son in Price County, the television station reported.
“I took Mom out to the blind this year,” Bill Teeters told the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "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!”
Bill Teeters said his mother was excited after making the shot.
“She wanted to go hunting because she wanted to experience the part of being out in the stand with the boys,” Bill Teeters told WMTV. “She likes the idea of being out in the woods.”
Teeters turned 104 on Oct. 16. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, anyone born before 1973 does not have to take a state safety course, WMTV reported. But Joe Paul, of the DNR, said it sounded like the old hunter knew what she was doing.
“I think it’s fantastic,” Paul told WMTV. “Sounds like she comes from a family of hunters so they know what they are doing,”
Florence Teeters grew up in Phillips. She met her husband, Lyle, when both were attending a funeral, according to a Facebook post by her granddaughter, Tammy May Herro.
“We had the best time at that funeral," Florence told her granddaughter.
After Lyle Teeters died in September 1961, Florence continued to work and finally retired after working as a civilian employee at the Air Force Reserve 440th Airlift Wing in Milwaukee, Herro wrote.
Hunting is not the only adventurous activity the centenarian enjoys,
“She went zip lining in Milwaukee, and she goes to Mardi Gras every year,” Bill Teeters told WMTV.
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