Former Pres. Bush takes hunting trip to Utah

Former Pres. Bush takes hunting trip to Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Former president George W. Bush made a hunting trip to Utah in September.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports he purchased a non-residential hunting license on Sept. 24. He visited a 27,000 acre ranch near Sunnyside in central Utah that's owned by Texas oilman and family friend Ray Hunt.

No word on whether he bagged any game.

The governor's office received a courtesy call from the former president's staff, but Gov. Gary Herbert never spoke with Bush.

A group of nine people heard Bush was in town and showed up at the Price airport Sunday to see the former president depart. Ashley Bracken told the Tribune Pres. Bush was polite and posed for pictures with her children.

The last time Bush visited Utah was for a fundraiser for Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign in May 2008.

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