Id take the sow on the far right of the 1st most recent picture.
Or I guess you could wait till two line up and take out 2 with one stone.
I think what my guys normally do is trap them with some kind of big net, then they just "euthanize" the lot of them. Otherwise, if you "bust a cap" on just one of them, the rest of the herd runs off and does not return for several days.
I don't get the wall hanger thing. I've always deer hunted on farms where the idea is to thin the herd to minimise crop damage. If it's brown, it's down is the usual mantra. The older bucks don't taste as good anyway, since they hang out in the cedar swamps and the young stupid ones are in the fields eating corn and alfalfa. An old Polish farmer I hunt with is always saying to shoot him the button bucks for the best eating deer.
I'd go out with a semi-auto and see how many I could take if a group like that came in. Probably need to have a four wheeler handy to haul them out though.
Thank you! Trophies seem silly to me...It must be an ego thing. Anyway, to each his own, eh?
Those corn-fed buttons are probably the tastiest ones, I would think, and, as you say, you are doing the gene pool a Darwinian favor!
Whenever I look at these photos I imagine one of those big corrals like the plains Indians would herd the buffalo into, and then just harvest however many they needed....