Trump’s sons opened a private hunting preserve in upstate New York and neighbors say it sounds like ‘a war zone’

 

February 14, 2018

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Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are enthusiastic hunters, although that does not explain why their 171-acre private hunting preserve in Wingdale, New York, sounds “like you’re in a war zone,” as one neighbor put it to The Associated Press.

It’s not just the regular deer hunting rifle fire residents are used to, though. Neighbors say they hear the deafening sounds of target practice as well as exploding targets and gunfire ringing out from a wooden tower on the property. “It’s bad,” said another neighbor. “It shakes the windows.”

The Trumps bought the property anonymously in 2013 after unsuccessfully attempting to get a discount by arguing it was haunted. The brothers used a limited liability company to scoop up the land, although paperwork traces back to Trump Jr. and Eric Trump directly.

Jeffrey Ferraro, who is listed as the LLC’s organizer and manages the land, told one neighbor who complained about the noise that his partners “have the Secret Service coming, and they shoot, too.” When confronted by the AP, Ferraro said: “Guns make noise. That’s all I can tell you.” Jeva Lange

9 thoughts on “Trump’s sons opened a private hunting preserve in upstate New York and neighbors say it sounds like ‘a war zone’

  1. I read that they were taught to hunt in the Czech Republic by Ivana’s father where they stayed for weeks or months in the summer. And, that D. Trump’s grandfather who was out west had his hotel-restaurant-brothel near Dead Horse gulch or someplace that horses died during the gold rush and were left frozen and that’s what he served. I suspect that’s one reason the mixed messages – the sons are hunters and Donald Trump not. The other being the gun lobby.

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