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December 11, 2013

Trend Alert: Grannies Who Gun Down Deer

By Phil Bourjaily

Maybe deer hunting keeps you young. That's the only explanation I have for this outbreak of news stories (that is, if two stories equals an outbreak) about grandmothers (possibly great-grandmothers) who hunt deer. I thought I was doing pretty well when I found a story about 82-year old Violet Mears of Parksley, Va., who took up hunting at age 73 and has shot eight deer since then. No, I don't know why the news story insists on calling her a "silver fox huntress."

Then this morning Dave Hurteau sent me this story about Katie Watson of Gold Hill, N.C., who is 98 and still hunts deer, having tagged her most recent deer earlier this year. She is also gives a fun interview as you can see on the news story and is sure death to Mountain Dew cans.

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from Douglas wrote 18 weeks 1 day ago

Holy smokes! I have shot many a slug through an A5 12 gauge like that one. I hope my skeleton can take it when I get that age!
If I get to that age, that is.

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from rockylizard wrote 18 weeks 1 day ago

So awesome! I hope I'm still shooting accurately and bringing home the venison when I'm a senior. GO GRANNIES, GO!!

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from ITHACASXS wrote 18 weeks 12 hours ago

I really dig Granny using that A-5. I think the only thing to kick harder is the Ithaca 37 pump.While I like photos of kids and their game, but I really love to see the older folks and their stuff. They are the ones who got me in the woods.

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from wittsec wrote 18 weeks 6 hours ago

Thats awesome!!!

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from Douglas wrote 18 weeks 1 day ago

Holy smokes! I have shot many a slug through an A5 12 gauge like that one. I hope my skeleton can take it when I get that age!
If I get to that age, that is.

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from wittsec wrote 18 weeks 6 hours ago

Thats awesome!!!

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from rockylizard wrote 18 weeks 1 day ago

So awesome! I hope I'm still shooting accurately and bringing home the venison when I'm a senior. GO GRANNIES, GO!!

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from ITHACASXS wrote 18 weeks 12 hours ago

I really dig Granny using that A-5. I think the only thing to kick harder is the Ithaca 37 pump.While I like photos of kids and their game, but I really love to see the older folks and their stuff. They are the ones who got me in the woods.

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