Haines man gets jail time for killing brown bears
A 23-year-old Haines man will serve time in jail after he chased three brown bears from his home and killed them last year, authorities say.
Dalton Huston will serve 180 days in jail with 90 suspended for taking a sow and two cubs during a closed season, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers. He also received fines totaling $10,900, was placed on probation and had his hunting privileges revoked until Feb. 5, 2017 because of the August incident.
According to troopers, Huston returned to his home at mile 7.5 of the Haines Highway Aug. 10 to find the sow and cubs rummaging through trash scattered around his property. He chased them from his home before shooting them with a rifle, which was forfeited to the State of Alaska.