Alaska bear killed by poacher: footage released (Watch)

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Alaska bear killed by poacher: footage released (Watch)
Alaska bear killed by poacher: footage released (Watch)

Video of a father and son illegally killing a mother bear and her two cubs in Alaska was released this week, two months after the men were sentenced for the act.

The video, published to YouTube by the Humane Society of the United States, shows footage from a camera set up to film the bears as part of a wildlife study.

“They’ll never be able to link it to us,” a man identified as the son, Owen Renner, says in a clip.

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The footage, filmed in April 2018, was released by the Alaska Department of Public Safety following a public records request by the Humane Society, according to Alaska’s KTUU-TV.

The video shows father Andrew Renner and son Owen Renner skiing up to a den on an island in Prince William Sound, the Alaska Department of Law said in a statement. The father aims a rifle inside the den before firing “at least two shots” at the bear inside.

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“Seconds after the fatal gunshots, cubs began shrieking in the den,” the department said.

The father then fires several shots “at point-blank range,” killing the newborn cubs, per the statement. The father and son high-five in the video. Owen Renner poses for a photo with the mother bear’s carcass.

The father and son butchered the carcass before bagging it and skiing away, per the department, only to return two days later to collect the cubs’ carcasses.

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“You and me, we don’t (expletive) around,” the younger man says. “We go where we want to kill (expletive).”

A motion-activated camera filmed above them, part of a joint study on bears between the U.S. Forest Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Warning: video contains graphic content. View discretion is advised.

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