From The Dallas Morning News: Virginia Luce’s 11-pointer isn’t the biggest buck reported from eastern Texas this season, but the story behind her Houston County whopper is arguably one of the most refreshing to come down the pike in quite a while.
Virginia, 80, is a cancer survivor who recently retired after working 25 years as a registered nurse. She and her 83-year-old husband, Myrl, live and hunt on their 80-acre spread.
“It’s a pretty good spot,” she said. “My husband and I have hunted and fished together for our entire married life — 63 years. “I usually kill a buck every year.”
Physical limitations have forced a change in Virginia’s strategy.
“I do all my hunting from the house now,” she chuckled. “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.”
Luce was at her post making lunch on Nov. 8 when she peeked out the kitchen window and saw a buck. She poked her rifle barrel through the window and touched the trigger of her Remington .243.
Her biggest buck ever went down. “When I saw all those horns I thought was I seeing things — I’d never seen anything like it,” she said. “I got so excited…I can’t even remember what I was fixing for lunch.”
Virginia’s buck had 11 scorable points scored 160 green.