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Shooting range linked to Trump’s sons is pissing off neighbors.

A company linked to President Trump’s sons owns a 171-acre hunting preserve upstate that is being used as a private shooting range and has riled neighbors and ruined the hamlet’s quiet vibe, according to a report on Wednesday. “It’s like you’re in a war zone,” Elisabetta Berghold, who lives down the road from the land...
Time: 10:44     Date: 14.02.2018
Last US News: Shooting range linked to Trump’s sons is pissing off neighbors. NY Post 24 - US News

“It’s like you’re in a war zone,” Elisabetta Berghold, who lives down the road from the land in Wingdale, about 70 miles north of Manhattan, told the Associated Press.

Neighbors said they were prepared for occasional rifle fire from deer hunting on the property but not the ear-splitting noise coming from the stretch of land where the target practice is happening.

They say rifles are being fired from a wooden tower and exploding targets are being used on the range.

“It’s bad. It shakes the windows,” said neighbor Mike Dougherty.

Donald Trump Jr., left, and Eric Trump.AP

D Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, both avid hunters, appear to have bought the property in 2013 through a limited liability company, Leather Hill Preserve LLC, which lists its agent as a Manhattan company and doesn’t reveal the Trump siblings connections, the wire service said.

But incorporation records filed with the state show that the LLC’s articles of organization were filed by a Trump Organization executive who is based in the Trump Tower and Donald Jr. listed himself as the company’s authorized person.

Other documents show Donald Jr. lists himself as the owner of “DT Leather Hill Road LLC” and Eric Trump is listed as the owner of “194 Leather Hill Road LLC,” the AP reported.

Jeffrey Ferraro, a money manager from Connecticut, is listed as the company’s organizer.

He said he was the primary person in charge of the company but would not talk about how he knows the Trumps or whether they have a stake in the property.

Signs warning of police patrols dot the borders of Leather Hill Preserve in Wingdale.AP

Ferraro, a state delegate at the 2016 Republican National Convention who appears in a photo with Eric Trump on his Facebook page, denied there was a shooting range and said no one has visited without him being there.

“Who I bring and what I do on my private property, as long as it’s within my legal rights, is not a story for anyone,” he told the Associated Press, adding that the Trumps are “private citizens just like anyone else.”

“You’re not asking me about other guests who are up there who are better known than the names you mention,”Ferraro said, declining to elaborate.

Asked about the noise complaints, he said, “Guns make noise. That’s all I can tell you.”

He got a license from the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation allowing the property to act as a non-commercial shooting preserve for invited guests and relatives.

The license expires in April.

Donn Anderson, the building inspector for the Town of Dover, which governs Wingdale, said no complaints about the property have been lodged.

The Trump Organization did not respond to requests for comment.

An email to Donald Jr. was not returned, the Associated Press said.

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