At 82, She’s A ‘Big Deer Hunter’





” PARKSLEY, Va. At 82, Violet Mears can still bring home the bacon, or, in her case, the venison.

  When she was 73, the housewife decided it was time to make a lifestyle change.

” I decided I had cooked enough meals and kept them hot for him all these years that one day I told him, ‘You stay home. I’m goin’ huntin.’ Never been huntin’ before,” she said. So far she has bagged eight deer, one an 8-point buck. “I’m probably the oldest lady hunter on the Eastern Shore.”

  Every deer she has killed has been with one shot.”