A Mess of Mystery Bucks

Srut_zone_042308_7 Here’s a stunning photo that’s been making the rounds of the internet in the past few weeks. One rumor says that it depicts a group of hunters who were about to lose their hunting lease and simply decided to whack ’em and stack ’em rather than leave a bunch of trophies for the next guys. I’m more inclined to believe that it’s a group of practical jokesters who simply pulled all their great deer mounts off the wall and photographed them in such a way as to make them look like recently killed deer. I see one or two possible bodies on those deer, but the rest look like shoulder mounts. What’s the BBZ POV?

—Gerry Bethge