Donald Trump Jr granted permit to hunt Alaska grizzly bear

Donald Trump Jr granted permit to hunt Alaska grizzly bear

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Donald Jr has been granted the right to hunt a in north-western Alaska near the Bering Sea town of Nome, a state official says.

The son of US president Donald Trump was one of three people who applied for 27 spots for non-resident targeting grizzlies in a designated region of north-western Alaska’s Seward Peninsula, said Eddie Grasser, the wildlife conservation director for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Donald Trump Jr, pictured with congressman Steve King after a pheasant hunt in Iowa in 2017, has been granted a permit to hunt a grizzly bear in Alaska. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

The state conducts periodic drawings for permits to hunt bears, caribou, moose and other animals in various regions.

Winners are chosen by a lottery, and there are typically many more applications than tags awarded.

“We get thousands of applications,” Grasser said on Friday. Whether anyone won came down to “pure chance, luck of the draw”.

But in the case of the bear-hunt permit the president’s son won, there was little competition. Twenty-four tags for hunting bears in that region went unclaimed, Grasser said.

Winners of the state’s latest hunting-permit drawings were announced on Friday.

To follow through with the Nome-area bear hunt, Trump had to pay a $1,000 non-resident tag fee and buy a $160 non-resident hunting license, Grasser said.

The president’s eldest son is an avid hunter and has made several trips to hunt in Alaska and Canada. He is scheduled to go to Alaska later this year to hunt deer and ducks.

The Safari Club this month raffled off a $150,000 seven-day “dream hunt” expedition with Trump Jr. The raffle winner got the right to accompany the president’s son on a yacht traveling in November along coastal areas of the Tongass National Forest.

This article was first published by The Guardian on 22 February 2020.


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Irene Leggett
Irene Leggett

Lets have a ‘hunt the hunters’ season, their heads can be hung on a wall as a trophy, their skin can be used to make pathetic trinkets, their bones can be crushed to make ‘bone wine’ and their body parts can be used for FAKE, BOGUS medicines…..we can’t do that, WHY NOT…..that’s exactly what these brain-dead, heartless, gutless, psychotic, gun-toting psychopaths do to the animals that they hunt and murder.

Cheryl Dean

Of course! The wealthy get to do everything and have no limits.

Rhodna McMullins

Jerk

Larry Gordin
Larry Gordin

The only humane way to shoot wildlife is with a camera. A humane “trophy hunter” only collects a picture. The worth of a person can be judged by how one treats animals. “Sport hunting’ is a sickness, a perversion and a danger and should be recognized as such. People who get their amusement from hunting and killing defenseless animals can only be suffering from a mental disorder. In a world with boundless opportunities for amusement, it’s detestable that anyone would choose to get thrills from killing others who ask for nothing from life but the chance to remain alive.” –… Read more »

george mira

It is fast coming to the point where the only response is the Qing protocol: Permanent removal of the damaging enemy to continuance of life, with all their relatives and supporters.

Joyce Dixon Dannheim

Moron

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Heartless, soulless, brainless jerks

Maria O Donnell
Maria O Donnell

Idiots, arrogant, ignorant evil scum

Diane
Diane

Outrageous!! NO-ONE should be granted a permit to hunt grizzly bears, or any other wildlife. When is it going to stop!! When all wildlife has been massacred by brainless entities like the ignoramus Trump Jr!!