Raffle offers deer hunt with 'modern-day Teddy Roosevelt' Donald Trump Jr.

Raffle offers deer hunt with 'modern-day Teddy Roosevelt' Donald Trump Jr.
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A sports hunting advocacy group is offering the chance to hunt deer with Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpComedians post fake Army recruitment posters featuring Trump Jr. Trump Jr., Ivanka garner support in hypothetical 2024 poll FWS: There's 'no basis' to investigate Trump Jr.'s Mongolian hunting trip MORE, whom the group calls a “modern-day Teddy Roosevelt.”

For $10 per raffle ticket, people can purchase the chance to win a three-day Pennsylvania trip to hunt whitetail deer with President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign MORE's oldest son.

“You will have to go a long way to find a bigger advocate for our hunting lifestyle, a more passionate hunter and conservationist than Don, Jr. The opportunity to share a hunting camp with him is truly priceless,” writes Hunter Nation, the group operating the raffle.

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“Gain a new perspective on real-life conservation from one the leading experts on the subject, all while you hunt one of the most popular big game animals on earth,” they wrote.

Applicants have until Oct. 15 to buy tickets. The hunt is planned for December, according to the group's website.

Trump Jr. has long been an advocate for U.S. hunting as well as big game trophy hunting, having in the past posed in pictures next to safari kills. 

This is at least the second time Hunter Nation has raffled off the chance to spend time hunting with Trump Jr., in what appears to be a working relationship between the advocacy group and the younger Trump. The group in February raffled off a five day elk hunting trip with Trump Jr. in Utah.

Hunter Nation did not immediately return a request for comment. 

Trump Jr. is an executive vice president with the Trump Organization who also works extensively on his father's 2020 campaign. It was reported that he played an integral part in the hiring of former Interior Secretary Ryan ZinkeRyan Keith ZinkeEurope deepens energy dependence on Russia Overnight Energy: House Science Committee hits EPA with subpoenas | California sues EPA over Trump revoking emissions waiver | Interior disbands board that floated privatization at national parks Interior disbands advisory board that floated privatization at national parks MORE, who himself was a member of the congressional sportsmen foundation and a vocal hunting advocate.

It is unclear how the proceeds from the sweepstakes are shared between Trump Jr. and Hunter Nation, which says it works toward land conservation and legislative action.

“Hunter Nation is committed to support laws and policies that restore as much land and wildlife management authority back to State Fish and Game Agencies,” the group writes on its website.

Keith Mark, one of the co-founders of Hunter Nation, also sits on the Interior Department’s International Wildlife Conservation Council (IWCC), an advisory board established under Zinke to advise the secretary on “efforts to increase awareness of the conservation and economic benefits of United States citizens traveling to foreign nations to engage in hunting,” according to its charter.

The IWCC has since its inception come under fire for its makeup of a largely pro-hunting team made up of representatives from major groups including the Safari Club, the National Rifle Association and Conservation Force.