Opportunity Presents Itself
Virginia Mattson-Tracy is no stranger to hunting. She is 81 years old, and has been shooting and hunting for the majority of her life. While in her 70s she realized the physical aspects of hunting were too much for her. Traipsing through the woods was enough work, but gutting the deer and hauling it back was just too taxing. The last time she shot one in the woods was in 2005 and she called her grandson-in-law to help her bring it home.
Virginia still gets her tag, but lets the deer come to her. She says if one presents itself, she fills her tag and if not - then nope. Virginia was working at her home, and had come into the kitchen, over to the sink when she happened to look out the window. She spotted a deer out in the field. She grabbed her .300 Savage rifle, that she keeps ready during hunting season, and all she needs to do is just jack a shell in.
Virginia went outside, and the buck was still standing there about 30 yards away. Then she saw her husband driving up the driveway and was afraid the buck might get spooked. He stood still, Virginia took one shot. The buck ran a little and jumped over a fence knocking off an antler. Virginia went to get the tractor to haul back the deer, and her husband took care of the field dressing. Her buck weighed in at 128 lbs. Virginia waited, and opportunity presented itself. Congratulations Virginia. From Bangor Daily News.