Hunter Jonathan Frederick celebrated his shooting of a 10-point buck on Monday by executing a 20-second celebratory dance directly in front of the deer, mocking it as it lay dying.
"I've been waiting for the right opportunity to unveil that dance," said Frederick, of Ambler, Wisconsin. "I really showed that deer what kind of hunter he was dealing with."
Frederick's routine opened with numerous hip thrusts and climaxed by holding his fingers up to his head like they were deer antlers before grabbing at his heart and falling to the ground.
"I could tell by looking into the deer's eyes that when I did that last part he was pretty angry," said Frederick. "If he wasn't two or three breaths away from dying, I'm sure he would have jumped up and gored me. But that's why it was so fun to do because he wasn't able to. His last memory in the world was of me mocking him. Boo-yah!"
The 28-year-old construction worker has been practicing a kill dance since last deer season.
"I'm a big football fan, and I love how those guys dance it up after they score a touchdown or make a big tackle. I wanted to bring that to hunting," he said. "I also wanted to erase the memory of that doe I shot last year who gave me a really condescending look as it died. I promised myself I would never be disrespected by a deer like that again. Pheasants, too."
Walter Reman, the director of the Wisconsin Game Commission, says that while dances such as Frederick's are not condoned, they are also not illegal.
"There's really nothing we can do to stop it," he said. "All I know is that back in my day, hunters didn't act this way. But now with their fancy Under Armour camo and their GPS devices the sport has changed. And not for the better either. These guys aren't in it for the hunt or the meat. They just want to be famous."
Frederick admits he is trying to market himself.
"Next deer I get I'm going to film my dance and put it on YouTube," he said. "I want to be the Ocho Cinco of hunting. Maybe I can get a jerky endorsement or something."