A hunter from Utah is accused of using butter, grain, pastries and trained dogs for illegal bait on a bear killed by Donald Trump Jr.
- 61-year-old Wade Cox Lehmann was accused of “unpleasant destruction of wildlife”, which is a crime of the third degree
- The accusation is related to the hunt on May 18, 2018, according to court documents
- The State Department of Wildlife has been warned of a pile of “grain, oil and pastries” left by the hunting team since that day
- Wildlife agents responded and confirmed that the half-eaten bait had left a trail in front of the camera with the initials Lemon and phone number
- Repeated investigations have confirmed that Trump Jr., who is a well-known hunter, was a client of Lemon that day.
A hunting guide from Utah has been accused of illegal harassment while hunting a bear in 2018, paid for by Donald Trump Jr.
An outdoor worker allegedly used butter, grain and even pastries to lure an animal that was later shot by Trump Jr. He also reportedly used dogs to surround the bear – both common tactics used to hunt the species but which were illegal in the area where the hunt took place.
61-year-old Wade Cox Limon has been charged with “unpleasant destruction of protected animals”, a third-degree crime. The accusation is related to the hunt on May 18, 2018, according to court documents.
The State Department of Wildlife said it had been warned about the piles of “grain, oil and pastries” left by the hunting team since that day.
Wildlife agents responded and confirmed that the half-eaten bait was left in front of a camera trail with the initials Lemon and a phone number.
61-year-old Wade Cox Limon has been charged with “unpleasant destruction of protected wildlife”, a third-degree crime.
Lemon helps lure animals to hunters and has been accused of illegal harassment, using dogs to nail a bear in a hunt involving Donald Trump Jr. (pictured above on a separate hunt)
Trump Jr. was there that weekend to form a hunting advocacy group called Hunter Nation as well as a super PAC called Hunter Nation Action
The witness said the hunting party, which included the president’s eldest son, also used dogs because they found straw to line cages on a nearby road.
On the same day, the bear was registered with the local wildlife agency.
“The end of the hunt has been recorded: a bear surrounded by a pack of hunting dogs before a client shoots and kills an animal,” prosecutors wrote in the indictment. “Utah law prohibits bringing bears to the bait station and then chasing animals with dogs.”
State law declares that it is illegal to “possess or use bait or other baits for the extraction of protected wild animals that are prohibited by this title or by a rule, statement or order of the Wildlife Council”.
Repeated investigations have confirmed that Trump Jr., who is a well-known hunter, is a client of Lemon that day.
The president’s son posted a photo on Instagram in the same area over the weekend when the hunt took place.
“Lots of quality time in the woods hanging out at an altitude of 10,000 feet. # in nature #weekends #adventures #cabin #yuta, ”he writes.
Trump Jr. was there that weekend to form a hunter defense group called Hunter Nation, and a super PAC called Hunter Nation Action.
Repeated investigations have confirmed that Trump Jr., who is a well-known hunter, was a client of Lemon that day.
According to Open Secrets, the group spent just under $ 97,000 on advertising against Democrats in the 2020 election.
Lemon’s Facebook page confirmed Trump Jr.’s presence this weekend, saying, “We are proud to call you a friend and thank you for everything you do for the hunt and the Americans.”
Technically, Trump Jr. is both a victim and now a possible witness to what the local Troy Rawlings County Attorney calls. “a fraudulent scheme to make the hunter believe that it was in fact a legitimate hunting situation in the Wild West ”.
Lemon, who was briefly called at the Salt Lake Tribune, seemed surprised.
“As far as I knew, everything was up to par,” the Tribune argued before hanging up.