ANCHORAGE, AK (KTUU) – In April 2018, Alaska's father and son Andrew Renner, 41, and Owen Renner, 18, both Wasilla, illegally killed a black beard and her two kids on Esther Island in Prince William Sound . Video of this incident has now been published almost a year later.
Wounds and cubs killed by Renners were part of a bear study conducted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the US Forest Service.
When the beers were part of an investigation, their hole was under video surveillance, and the two were captured on camera that killed the bear.
Almost a year later, this video was released by the Alaska Department of Public Safety, following a successful public registration request by the United Nations Human Society.
"The video shows A. Renner and O. Renner running up to the heath and then O. Renner shoots two shots in the dungeon. Rider then kills the screaming newborn bear roles and discards their bodies away from the cave." Alaska State Troopers wrote in the report at that time.
Viewer Warning: The video below shows that wildlife is killed and transported. The video has been edited and segments that were potentially more graphic have been removed by the Humane Society. Channel 2 has requested the raw version of the video from DPS, and this request is being processed.
The men can be seen shooting into the cave and heard saying "they will never be able to link it to us" and "we go where we will kill s ̵
In January 2019 Wasilla's father and son were convicted of killing the bear, and then lying to officials after finding out the bear was collared.
Andrew Renner was sentenced to five months in prison by two months suspended, a $ 20,000 fine by $ 11,000 suspended, and losing property used in the offenses. Owen Renner was sentenced to suspended jail time, community service and is required to take a hunter's security course.
Both defendants were ordered to pay $ 1,800 refund, amount fixed by law to illegally kill black bears, and had their hunting licenses revoked, Andrew Renner for 10 years and Owen Renner for two years.