The rich friends Scalia was hanging out with when he died were part of a “secretive society of elite hunters.”

Scalia’s death keeps getting weirder! 

First it was the pillow, and now The Washington Post reports that “when Justice Antonin Scalia died 11 days ago at a West Texas ranch, he was among high-ranking members of an exclusive fraternity for hunters called the International Order of St. Hubertus, an Austrian society that dates back to the 1600s.” 

Here’s more about the society, which the Post learned about from its very basic website: 

Members of the worldwide, male-only society wear dark green robes emblazoned with a large cross and the motto “Deum Diligite Animalia Diligentes,” which means “Honoring God by honoring His creatures,” according to the group’s website. Some hold titles, such as Grand Master, Prior and Knight Grand Officer. The Order’s name is in honor of Hubert, the patron saint of hunters and fishermen.

Apparently “honoring [God’s] creatures” means shooting them with high-powered rifles. 

Courtesy of The International Order of Saint Hubertus

Maybe Scalia just really loved robes? 

The men Scalia was vacationing with were also GOP donors (of course they were), but ranch owner John Poindexter was adamant that this was not a “Most Dangerous Game” situation: 

“There is nothing I can add to your observation that among my many guests at Cibolo Creek Ranch over the years some members of the International Order of St. Hubertus have been numbered. I am aware of no connection between that organization and Justice Scalia.”