Anaheim Ducks defenceman Clayton Stoner is expected to enter a plea in a Vancouver court on Friday, November 13 after allegedly killing a grizzly bear in 2013.
Stoner faces five charges after he allegedly shot and killed the bear in the Great Bear Rainforest in B.C.’s north coast, a region protected by Coastal First Nations with a strict ban on hunting grizzly bears since 2012.
The Port McNeil, B.C. native now faces two charges of knowingly making a false statement to obtain a license, one charge of hunting without a license, hunting wildlife out of season and the unlawful possession of dead wildlife.
A short film called Bears Forever shows images of the bear that Stoner allegedly shot and killed. The Coastal First Nations say the bear was named Cheeky and was skinned and dismembered with the carcass left to rot.