Donald Trump Jr. receives permit to hunt Alaska grizzly bear

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FILE – In this Feb. 19, 2020 file photo Donald Trump Jr. speaks at a rally before his dad and President Donald Trump appears in Phoenix. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, confirmed that Trump Jr. applied for and received a permit to hunt for a grizzly bear in 2020 in game management units north and east of Nome.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri,File)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The oldest son of President Donald Trump has received a permit to hunt and kill a grizzly bear in Alaska.

Officials said Monday that Donald Trump Jr. was granted the permit to hunt north and east of Nome later this year.

Trump applied for one of 27 licenses designated for out-of-state residents in the Nome area. Director of Wildlife Conservation Eddie Grasser says the remoteness of the location and the amount of marketing likely figure into the lack of interest.

Non-resident hunters killed 11 grizzlies in the area last year.

FILE – This file image from video provided by the Humane Society of the United States shows taxidermy hunted by Donald Trump Jr. at the Safari Club International’s 2020 annual convention held in Reno, Nevada. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, confirmed that Trump Jr. applied for and received a permit to hunt for a grizzly bear in 2020 in game management units north and east of Nome. (Humane Society of the United States via AP, File)

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