Leaders of the International Order of St. Hubertus were at Texas ranch when Scalia died

A national news report strongly hints that the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia might have been a member of an elite hunting society founded in what is now the Czech Republic, alleging some of its top leaders were present at the exclusive Texas ranch where the conservative justice died.

According to the Feb. 25 report in The Washington Post, investigative journalists found through documents and flight manifests that Scalia attended a hunt at the Cibolo Creek Ranch alongside top officials with the International Order of St. Hubertus, an allegedly all-male, invite-only sportsman’s club originally founded in the 1600s. The ranch’s owner, John Poindexter, holds a leadership position in the society, though he denied Scalia was a member.

“I am aware of no connection between that organization and Justice Scalia,” Poindexter told The Post.

The report found that Scalia traveled to Cibolo Creek Ranch with another senior official with the Order of St. Hubertus, Washington, D.C., lawyer C. Allen Foster.

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According to its website, the Order of St. Hubertus is named after the Catholic patron saint of hunters and its current head is Istvan von Habsburg-Lothringen, Archduke of Austria. The Order is devoted to wildlife conservation and hunting ethics, and it was banned by the Nazis during World War II after the Order refused to admit Herman Goering into its ranks.