80-Year-Old Grandma, Four-Time Cancer Survivor, and Retired Nurse Kills Buck Through Kitchen Window While Making Lunch

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Photo via Dallas Morning News/Virginia Luce


Meet 81-year-old Virginia Luce from East Texas. Virginia is a grandmother, recently retired after 25 years as a registered nurse, and a FOUR time cancer survivor. She also happens to have one of the craziest hunting stories you’ll come by.

She killed an 11-point buck FROM HER KITCHEN WINDOW in Houston County while making lunch for her and her husband during the winter of ’20.

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“It’s a pretty good spot,” she told Dallas Morning News.

“My husband and I have hunted and fished together for our entire married life — 63 years. I usually kill a buck every year, but we don’t allow anyone to shoot the momma deer. The way I see it, if you leave the girls alone, the boys will come.”

There’s something about these stories of older folks battling wild animals (such as fighting off a croc with a frying pan), or hunting, that the internet needs more of. The feel-good internet of yesteryear.

As for Virginia and her husband, the two keep some corn feeders on their property through Texas’ white-tail season, with Virginia keeping tabs on what’s going on outside.

“I do all my hunting from the house now.”

“My kitchen is my deer stand. We take the screen off one of the windows every fall. I can see a pretty good ways from there.”

She’s a helluva shot.

“That .30-30 is a great brush gun for East Texas, but I like my .243 pretty good, too,” she told the news.

What a boss.

Way to go, grandma. Lunch is served.

“My first rifle was a .243…”

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