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82 yr old grandma gets a 63" spread moose
« on: October 23, 2011, 02:47:56 PM »

Grandmother shoots moose with 63" spread
Posted On Oct 22 2011 01:47:44 PM CDT
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- The autumn weather is probably getting some people in the mood to hunt.

Joyce Herlitzke, an 82-year-old grandmother from La Crosse, shot a moose in mid-September in the Yukon Territory.

The rack is 63-inches across, or more than five feet. Herlitzke dropped it with a rifle from 250 yards away.

It's rare that an 82 year old would even be on this hunt, much less drop a trophy like this one. But Herlitzke says the guys she was hunting with made her feel right at home.

"When I got up there I thought, oh boy here are all these guys, and I told Keith [her son] if I'm really quiet, it's not that I'm tired or bored, I'm just not going to say too much (or) embarrass myself. Every single hunter gave me a hug, you know, and a kiss on the cheek and say you can do this," said Herlitzke.

Joyce starting hunting four years ago as a way to spend time with family.

The moose won't even fit in her home. Her son is building a new trophy room for it.

(Copyright 2011 by WKBT

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