Haines man charged for shooting 3 bears

rown bear cubs near Haines photographed in 2010. (RayMorris1/Flickr Creative Commons)
rown bear cubs near Haines photographed in 2010. (RayMorris1/Flickr Creative Commons)

A Haines man faces misdemeanor charges after shooting three brown bears on his property last month.

The Beach Road resident was charged on June 27th with three Class A misdemeanors.

The man contacted Haines police and Alaska Wildlife Troopers on June 17th to report he shot a sow and two cubs that were getting into his trash.

A dispatch from state troopers says an investigation found he did not follow the regulations in place for taking of game in defense of life or property.

The man was issued a summons to appear in Haines court.