Bill Wood doesn’t worry about his mother. She is 95, drives around on a four-wheeler, tends to her vegetable garden and a strawberry patch, loves playing cards and she hunts, mostly deer, and she always has ever since she was a young girl growing up in rural Nova Scotia.
“It was sure good enough for her to see that moose she just shot.”
Ah yes, that moose, a 600-pound moose, a mighty beast of the Newfoundland woodlands that Laura Wood, the ancient hunter, with a dead-eyed aim, brought down with a single shot during a recent hunting expedition to Sandy Lake Lodge, near Grand Falls-Windsor, NL.
The moose had long been Ms. Wood’s Moby Dick, the one creature she had always dreamed of hunting and had gone after once before, unsuccessfully, on a previous trip to Newfoundland when she was 91.