A Donald Trump post-inaugural party will allow folks to purchase hunting and fishing trips with Trump’s sons. All in the name of funding conservation.
Donald Trump and family have come up with a great way to thank hunters and anglers who probably helped Trump win the Presidential election last November. They’re throwing a post-inaugural bash, titled Opening Day, and are inviting folks to purchase multi-day hunting and fishing trips with Trump’s sons, Eric and Donald Jr.
And they’ll actually be helping to fund conservation in the process, as proceeds from the sale of various package event packages will reportedly go to conservation charities.
It sounds like a great idea for a fundraiser as well as a noteworthy political event that is designed to let Trump’s base know where he stands on sportsmen’s issues.
TMZ reported that the invitation for the event, which is to take place on January 21st at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C., includes several outdoors themed package deals that people can purchase. Premier among these packages are the Bald Eagle and Grizzly Bear, costing $1,000,000 and $500,000, respectively.
Each of these packages will include, among other perks, a multi-day hunting and/or fishing trip with Donald Jr. and/or Eric Trump. The purchaser will also be able to invite four (Bald Eagle) or two (Grizzly Bear) guests to accompany them on the excursions.
Other packages with such names as Elk, Marlin, Rainbow Trout and Wild Turkey range in price from $250,000 down to $25,000. These do not include the hunting and/or fishing trips, but do include multiple tickets to the post-inauguration party and a few other things.
The text on the invitation reads:
Something special happens when you step into nature. The world slows down just a bit, and you get a chance to breathe. From sea to sea, the great outdoors is one of America’s greatest national treasures – and we have a responsibility to protect and preserve it.
Opening Day is your opportunity to play a significant role as our family commemorates the inauguration of our father, friend and President Donald J. Trump. Join us as we celebrate the great American tradition of outdoor sporting, shooting, fishing and conservation.
Other perks from some of the packages include autographed memorabilia from performers at the event, including recording artists Toby Keith and Alabama.
The dress code is billed as Camouflage and Cufflinks but with “jeans, boots and hats” being welcome as well.
It is well-known that Trump’s sons are avid outdoorsmen, and they have their father’s ear where it concerns conservation and sporting issues. Donald Jr., in fact, advocated for President-elect Trump to select Ryan Zinke to lead the Department of the Interior, “a decision driven in part by his [Donald Jr.] interest in maintaining public land ownership”.
All net proceeds from the event will be donated to conservation charities.
If you’re wealthy enough to be able to purchase the trips with the Trump boys, perhaps you could talk them about some concerns that we as sportsmen have, that is, when you’re not hunting or fishing.
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