Andrew Renner and his 18-year old son, Owen were sentenced last week over the poaching of a black mother bear, while she and her two newborn cubs slept huddled together in her den.
Assistant Attorney General Aaron Peterson told the court it was the “most egregious bear cub poaching case his office has ever seen.”
Adding, “What we saw is that there were two bear cubs that were completely defenseless and were shot at point-blank range.”
According to the Anchorage Daily News, the senior Renner was convicted on 8-counts of illegal killings and transporting the 3-bears along with the falsifying of the sealing certificate. He was sentenced to three months in jail, fined 1,800 dollars in restitution, plus an additional fine of 9,000 dollars, including revoking his hunting license for 10-years.
Renner also forfeited property that was confiscated from him, including a 22-foot Sea Sports ocean boat and trailer, a 2012 GMC Sierra pickup, two rifles, two handguns, two iPhones and two sets of backcountry skis that were used in the crime.
As for his son Owen, he received a 30-day suspended sentence and was also ordered to pay 1,800 dollars in restitution, along with his hunting license being suspended for 2-years, in the 2018 slaughter of the 3-bears.