She got her hunting license in time for the 2019 season. She made history on the first day of the nine-day season by nabbing a spike buck within two hours. After spending time in a blind in a comfortable chair talking with her son, she sighted a young deer about 30 yards away and carefully took the shot. “I got a buck!” she kept repeating in excitement, according to her son who accompanied her.
"This speaks to the adage that you should never underestimate the power of our senior citizens,” said Preston D. Cole, Wisconsin DNR Secretary-designee, adding, “This proves that Wisconsin's gun deer hunting season is for every generation."
The fact that a 104-year-old woman became a hunter is only part of this exceptional story. What is very worthy of attention is the fact that our nation’s Second Amendment freedoms allowed this woman to make an achievement that has made her state and family proud. In a society encumbered with strict gun-control laws, this record-setting elderly hunter likely would have been deprived of the opportunity to lawfully use a firearm.
Advocates for new gun-control laws should consider that such laws can impede the ability of American citizens of diverse ages and backgrounds to make historic and enriching achievements through the lawful and responsible use of firearms.