UT: Guide facing 5 years in prison after allegedly illegally baiting bear killed by Donald Trump Jr. on hunt

https://www.pennlive.com/crime/2022/05/guide-facing-5-years-in-prison-after-allegedly-illegally-baiting-bear-killed-by-donald-trump-jr-on-hunt.html

05/22/2022

Donald Trump Jr. bagged a bear on a hunting trip to Utah back in 2018, but if the state’s department of natural resources’ allegations are true the scales were tipped illegally in his favor.

And now the hunting guide who took him on that trip, Wade Lemon, is reportedly facing felony charges for baiting the bear. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Lemon is now facing five years in state prison for using “a pile of grain, oil, and pastries” to bait the animal.

Lemon reportedly did a poor job of covering up the infraction. The Tribune reported the bait pile was found with a game camera focused on it with the initials WLH (Wade Lemon Hunting) written on the side along with his phone number. The report also said one of Lemon’s “subordinates” said he was told by Lemon to place the bait there weeks before the hunt.

Lemon told the Tribune he thought everything “was above board,” with the hunt.

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