Donald Trump Jr granted permit to hunt Alaska grizzly bear

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The president’s son is a keen hunter who has enjoyed several expeditions in Alaska and Canada

Donald Trump Jr and congressman Steve King
 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

Donald Trump Jr has been granted the right to hunt a grizzly bear 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 hunters 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.

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…

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