A father and a son illegally shot a mother bear in front of its "shrill" puppies & # 39; before shooting the two newborns, shows a video.
Andrew Renner, 41, and his son, Owen Renner, 18, were charged with poaching after their crime was captured by cameras in Alaska used for investigation.
The bears were fired on April 14, but the video was not seen until months later when the researchers picked up the tapes from Esther Island in Prince William Sound.
A father and son illegally shot a bear mother in front of her "shrill" puppies & # 39; before shooting the two newborns, shows a video (stock image)
The two were unaware that they were being filmed and the camera also surprised them when they returned to the lair two days later to cover up the deaths.
"The video shows Renner and O Renner skiing to the lair and then to O Renner firing two shots at the sow who denounced them," said a report from the state police.
"A Renner then kills the screaming newborn bear cubs and discards their bodies from the lair."
Renner reported that he killed the mother bear, but tried to pass it off as a legal crop in Granite Bay and did not mention the puppies.
But the video showed the son shooting the mother bear twice before turning his hunting rifle towards the little puppies.
"The puppies began to scream in the lair after firing the initial shots," said the court documents seen by CBS News.
Andrew Renner, 41, and his son, Owen Renner, 18, were charged with poaching after their crime was captured by cameras in Alaska used for research (stock image)
"The defendants listen for several minutes and finally realize that it is not the dead pig, but the orphaned puppies, who make the sounds.
"The defendants are closer to the lair where Andrew Renner points through his telescopic sight only a few meters away and shoots several more shots, killing the newborn puppies."
Andrew Renner said then: "It does not matter. Beat. & # 39;
After all the animals were dead, Mr. Renner noticed the collars of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game with the puppies and resolved to "get rid of these guys."
In another of the videos seen in court, Owen Renner, who was 17 years old at the time, said: "They will never be able to connect with us."
The bears were fired on April 14, but the video was not seen until months later when the researchers picked up the tapes of Esther Island in Prince William Sound (stock image)
Two days later, the couple returned to the scene and disposed of the bodies of the puppies and picked up the shell caps left by their rifles.
Both were accused of poaching, possession and transport of illegal hunting, and Mr. Renner was also charged with forgery of evidence.
Bears can be hunted legally in the area under certain conditions, but mother bears with puppies are strictly out of bounds.
The mother was one of 20 supervised in a US Forest Service. UU And a study by Alaska Fish and Game on the decline of black bear populations.