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104-year-old woman becomes Wisconsin’s oldest hunter

Kaitlyn Riley



Florence Teeters poses with DNR Wardens Joe Paul and Nick Hefter after buying her first gun deer license. - Photo credit: Bill Ball

A mother of five, Florence Teeters, 104, got the idea to get her first hunting license for this year’s gun-deer season while sitting in the blind on her land in Price County with her son last year.

“Yes, it was her idea to get the license,” son Bill Teeters said. Little did anyone know Tetters would bag her first buck on opening day of the 9-day gun deer season.

“This speaks to the adage that you should never underestimate the power of our senior citizens,” DNR Secretary-designee Preston D. Cole said. “After raising a family of hunters, this young lady chose this opportunity to partake in Wisconsin’s long-established tradition of deer hunting. We join the rest of Wisconsinites in celebrating her outstanding accomplishment. This proves that Wisconsin’s gun deer hunting season is for every generation.”

DNR officials say a preliminary records check indicates Florence is the oldest person to date to purchase a gun deer license and harvest a deer.

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