In another moment, just after the killing, the father can be heard saying: “It doesn’t matter. Bear down.”
Well, it mattered.
“What we saw is that there were two bear cubs that were completely defenseless and were shot at point-blank range,” Assistant Attorney General Aaron Peterson, who prosecuted the case, told the court, calling the crime the “most egregious bear cub poaching case his office has ever seen."
The father was sentenced to three months in prison, a $9,000 fine and his hunting license has been taken away for 10 years. The son was sentenced to 30 days of suspended jail time, community service and his hunting license has been taken away for two years.