A hunting advocacy and lobbying website have announced it is offering the “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to take part in a 5-day elk hunt with Donald Trump Jr.
The president’s son, a well-documented hunter who has previously been pictured standing beside slain animals, will reportedly be hosting the trip later this year. The website, Hunter Nation, labeled the competition a “Dream Hunt.” Entry for a chance to win was priced at $10.
The description of the organization’s contest read: “Join Donald Trump, Jr., the modern-day Teddy Roosevelt, in Utah for a 5-day adventure hunting elk in some of the most majestic land our great country has to offer. You will have to go a long way to find a bigger advocate for our hunting lifestyle and a more passionate hunter and conservationist than Don, Jr.
“The opportunity to share a hunting camp with him is truly priceless. Gain a new perspective on real-life conservation from one the leading experts on the subject, all while you hunt one of the most prized big game animals on earth. This hunt is targeted for Fall of 2019.”
According to the Theodore Roosevelt Association, the former U.S. president was a passionate hunter. Citing his 1910 book, Vox reported in 2016 that Roosevelt and his son once claimed to have killed a vast collection of more than 500 animals during a safari trip in eastern Africa.
Trump Jr., 41, has not yet commented on his involvement with the website’s competition. But on Instagram yesterday, his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle posted an image of Trump Jr. standing in front of a Hunter Nation banner during an expo in Salt Lake City, Utah. “An incredible weekend,” Guilfoyle wrote. “So many patriots and lovers of liberty and freedom here.”
Trump Jr. was one of 350-plus “likes” on the Hunter Nation Instagram post. The site claims to be led by “America’s greatest hunters and patriots.” The team includes Ted and Shemane Nugent, Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach and Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz.
“Our Mission is to preserve and protect our nation’s hunting heritage,” the site reads. “We are committed to unifying all hunters and creating a nationwide voice to defend our hunting rights. We support wildlife and habitat conservation, and we support ethical hunters in the legal pursuit of all game species of their choice.”
The final draw is expected to be completed “about April 4, 2019.” According to the terms and conditions, the prize includes a fully guided hunt, meals and lodging. The winner is “responsible for all transportation to and from the prize location,” the terms note.
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump caused a stir on Twitter by recirculating a video of two jaguars. Many users on the platform responded by posting images of Trump Jr. with big game animals he had killed on past hunting trips—as verified by fact checking website Snopes.
Source: Reblog of Win a Hunting Trip with Donald Trump Junior in News Week
Dream Hunts on hunternation.org