Video Release Shows Alaska Father And Son Illegally Shooting Sow And Cubs In Den

Note: The above video features profanity and potentially disturbing images for some viewers.

An Alaska father and son charged with illegally killing a denning bear and her two cubs were caught on video from a surveillance camera that was studying the bruins. The Humane Society successfully had the video released by the Alaska Department of Public Safety after making a public records request.

KTUU has some more details:

The men can be seen shooting into the den, and heard saying, “they’ll never be able to link it to us” and “we go where we want to kill s—. ” They were later filmed returning to the site, picking up the spent shell casings, and disposing of the dead bear cubs in plastic bags.

In January of 2019, the Wasilla father and son were sentenced for killing the bears, and then lying about it to officials after they found out the bear was collared.

Andrew Renner was sentenced to five months in jail with two months suspended, a fine of $20,000 with $11,000 suspended, and to forfeit property used in the offenses. Owen Renner was sentenced to suspended jail time, community service and is required to take a hunter safety course.