Published: Tue, December 18, 2018
Science | By Michele Flores

Poacher Ordered to Watch 'Bambi' Repeatedly

Poacher Ordered to Watch 'Bambi' Repeatedly

Berry was sentenced to a year in prison as a result of his crime, and a judge decreed that the convicted poacher would be required to watch "Bambi" once a month for the duration of his sentence.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that the operation was one of the largest deer-poaching cases in state history.

According to court records, Berry's predicament stretches back to 2016, when he was busted for illegally killing wildlife in Lawrence County and charged with a misdemeanor.

"Berry Jr.'s convictions are the tip of a long list of illegal fish and game activity by him and other members of his family."

In addition to his jail stint, Lawrence County Judge Robert George ordered the offender to watch the classic 1942 Walt Disney movie, where Bambi's mother is shot and killed by hunters. "It would be safe to say that several hundred deer were taken illegally".

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"Conservation investigators estimated that the group was responsible for killing hundreds of deer over a three-year period", Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Don Trotter said.

If Berry Jr. stays in for his full sentence of 16 months, he should be able to recite all of the lines from the Disney classic.

Over almost nine years, David Berry and his two sons, David Berry Jr and Kyle Berry, killed the deer, mostly at night, then cut off their heads and antlers - leaving the bodies to rot where they fell.

"In situations like this, with serial poachers who have no regard for the animals, rules of fair chase or aren't bothered by the fact that they're stealing from others, it's all about greed and ego", Randy Doman, the Missouri Department of Conservation's protection division chief, told the Springfield News-Leader.

David Berry Jr. and David Berry Sr. lost their Missouri hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for life, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. The 29-year-old was also sentenced to 120 days in jail in a nearby county for a felony firearms probation violation. In total, the other co-conspirators faced a litany of charges and paid almost US$200,000 (NZ$293,000) in bonds and fines and served 33 days in jail, according to the department of conservation. A fifth defendant, Jerimiah Cline, who is accused of assisting the Berrys and taking wildlife himself, had his hunting privileges revoked for five years.

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