Hunters sue over scarcity of 'shootable' bears, claim lack of one-on-one guides ruined Alaskan expedition

By John Suayan | Nov 6, 2018

HOUSTON – Three local men have filed a state district lawsuit against Alaska-based Cavner & Julian, Inc. after a hunting expedition earlier this year reportedly failed to meet their expectations.

In court documents filed on Nov. 5 in the Harris County 234th District Court, Dan Dinges, Jim Gresham, and Richard Lane allege that C&J misrepresented to them about being accompanied by “one-on-one” guides during the company’s Peninsula Brown Bear Yacht Hunt.

“This representation was false and, in fact, the plaintiffs did not receive ‘one-on-one’ guide service,” the 4-page complaint says. “During the hunt, guides were not present or able to perform competent guide services for much of the hunt.”

According to the men, the lack of guides resulted in two of them not seeing any “shootable” bears while the other was directed to fire at a bear “not of the quality and age that (his) guide had identified.”

The complainants add that C&J “failed to provide an extension of the hunt in order to allow (them) to receive full value of the hunting opportunity as presented.”

Consequently, the hunters seek unspecified monetary damages.

They are represented by the law firm Pierce & O’Neil, LLP in Houston.

Harris County 234th District Court Case No. 2018-79928

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