Does the hunter gain nobility by killing a noble prey? The noble stag hears a twig snap and raises his head to smell the air. The beauty of the woods is focused by his keen senses. This is the finest of nature’s beasts facing a question of life or death. The hunter peers from behind a bush, aims his thirty-aught-six, and steps on a twig. Does the hunter gain respect by mounting the stag’s taxidermic rack?