Alaska dad and son, Andrew and Owen Renner, caught on video illegally hunting and killing hibernating bear and cubs- with both men censured earlier this year.
Video has emerged of a father and son illegally shooting a black bear and her cubs at point blank range, with the son announcing to his father, ‘they will never link it back to us.’
The video released on Wednesday shows Andrew Renner, 41, and Owen Renner, 18, shooting the bear sow and cubs on Alaska‘s Esther Island in Prince William Sound in April 2018.
The footage, shot by a hidden camera as part of a research study, had been withheld by authorities until after the father and son were sentenced in January of this year the Anchorage Daily News reported.
Andrew and Owen Renner: ‘You and me don’t f**k around, we pretty much, we go where we want to kill s**t’.
In the disturbing video (see above)- the cubs are heard shrieking upon the son killing the sow bear, before Andrew Renner fires point-blank into the den, killing the cubs.
‘They’ll never be able to link it to us,’ Owen Renner says to his father after the two drag the sow from den and trade high-fives.
The two men are shown posing shirtless with the dead bear and holding its claws up for their camera.
‘You and me don’t f**k around, we pretty much, we go where we want to kill s**t,’ Owen Renner is heard telling his father.
Police say that the pair skinned the sow bear and took the skin to the Alaska Department of Fish & Game in Palmer, lying about where he took the bear and saying he saw no cubs.
It is illegal to kill bear cubs or a sow bear with cubs in Alaska.
Video shows father and son returning two days later to collect shell casings and the bodies of the cubs.
Andrew and Owen Renner, both of Wasilla, were charged with unlawfully taking female bear with cubs, two charges of unlawfully taking cubs, and possessing and transporting illegally taken game.
Additionally, Andrew Renner was charged with tampering with evidence, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and second degree falsification.
Authorities say Andrew Renner falsified documentation about shooting the bear when it was really his son who opened fire. He also failed to note how many bears they had illegally killed.
The father and son who pleaded guilty to illegally killing a black bear sow and her two newborn cubs were sentenced Tuesday to months of jail time and thousands of dollars in fines. https://t.co/mbxVj9crY7
— Stephen Wells (@StephenEWells) January 24, 2019
Andrew and Owen Renner sentenced:
In January, Andrew Renner was sentenced to five months in jail with two months suspended.
The dailymail reports Andrew Renner also ordered to pay a fine of $20,000 with $11,000 suspended, forfeit his 22’ Sea Sport ocean boat and trailer, 2012 GMC Sierra pickup truck, two rifles, two handguns, two iPhones, and two sets of backcountry skis which were used in the offenses. His hunting license was revoked for 10 years.
Owen Renner was sentenced to suspended jail time, community works service and required to take a hunter’s safety course. His hunting license was suspended for two years.
Both defendants were ordered to pay $1,800 restitution, the amount set by statute for illegally killing black bears.