95-year-old woman bags first moose with one shot
Hunting for a story to inspire your outdoor exploits this season? Look no further than that of 95-year-old Laura Wood, who recently downed a 600-pound cow moose near Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador. The mother of four from Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, felled the moose with a single shot, garnering national media attention in the process.
According to a story in The Toronto Star, Wood has been hunting for 79 years, and tried six years ago for a Newfoundland moose but went home empty handed. Not this time. She apparently rose at 4:30 am each morning to battle bad weather and boggy conditions before nailing the moose on the last day of her hunt. And she’s ever humble about it.
“Well I just shot it,” Wood told the Star. “Since I’ve been back people have been so good to me. The phone’s been ringing off the hook. I don’t know why they call me. I’m not worth it.”
Wood certainly embodies the determination sung about in Newfoundland comedy trio Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers’ song, “Got to get me moose, b’ye.” Have a listen: