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Phillips Woman, 104, Shoots Buck In First Gun Deer Hunt

Bill Ball

A Phillips woman shot her first-ever buck in her first-ever gun deer hunt on Saturday.

She did it at age 104.

Florence Teeters had never gotten a hunting license before.

"Yes, it was her idea to get the license.  And, yes, that was her first license," her son, Bill Teeters, said in a DNR press release.

She shot the buck on her family’s land in Price County.

Preliminary data shows Teeters is the oldest person to buy a gun deer license and oldest to shoot a deer.           

DNR Secretary Preston Cole congratulated Teeters on her accomplishment.

"On behalf of the DNR, we thank Mrs. Teeters for her participation in this year's annual gun deer hunt and for helping keep Wisconsin's hunting heritage alive.  This proves that Wisconsin's gun deer hunting season is for every generation,” Cole said.

Ben worked as the Special Topics Correspondent at WXPR from September 2019 until November 2021. He now contributes occasionally to WXPR. During his full-time employment, his main focus was reporting on environment and natural resources issues in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of The Stream, a weekly series.
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