Katie Wilson has hunted in Stanly County and the surrounding area for most of her life. She shot her first rabbit at age 10. She later expanded to quail, squirrels and wild turkeys. When she wasn't hunting, she was fishing. She got a late start on deer hunting, beginning at 80, but now, at age 97, she can count 43 deer she has taken. However, when she reached age 90, she stopped hunting in an elevated stand.