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Bill Ball/Wisconsin DNR via YouTube: CBS Local News

104-Year-Old Woman Shoots First-Ever Buck

Florence Teeters' hunting career got off to a hot start.

When 104-year-old Florence Teeters asked her youngest son to take her hunting in her hometown of Winter, Wisconsin, he didn't think twice.

After sitting in a deer stand with her son, Florence decided she wanted to get a hunting license and try to harvest her own deer.

"I took Mom out to the blind this year. I had a nice chair for her and it was nice and warm," Bill told WMTV in an interview. "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."

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"I got a buck! I got a buck!" Florence exclaimed to Bill, who saw she indeed had harvested a smaller spike buck.

But size wouldn't matter much to Florence, who put far more value on the experience than the trophy.

"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."

While you don't often see people hunting for the first time in their later years—particularly those past the 100-year mark—it's important to keep in mind that anyone born after 1973 is exempt from taking a hunter's safety course.

So, if you're worried about your grandmother or grandfather having too many technicalities on their hands to convince them to hunt, worry no more!

However, not every grandparent is like Florence, who recently went zip-lining in Milwaukee and makes an appearance at Mardi Gras every year.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources believes Florence is the oldest registered hunter in the state, as he made the hunter-education exemption cutoff by a modest 58 years.

"I think it's fantastic," DNR Officer Joe Paul said. "Sounds like she comes from a family of hunters, so they know what they're doing."