Convicted Poacher Must Watch ‘Bambi’ Once A Month In Jail!

Missouri Hunter Sentenced To Watch ‘Bambi’ At Least Monthly While Incarcerated

Missouri man must watch ‘Bambi’ monthly as part of poaching punishment, judge rules

A judge in Lawrence County gave Berry the Younger one year behind bars for the poaching violations and added an additional stipulation: once every month, starting on or before December 23, Berry will have to sit and watch the 1942 Walt Disney animated film most famous for traumatizing three generations and counting of young children.

David Berry Jr, from Missouri, will have to watch the film at least once a month during his year-long jail sentence, according to local newspaper, the Springfield News-Leader.

It's understood to be one of the largest such cases ever investigated by the state of Missouri.

In addition to Berry Jr's required Bambi viewings, the poacher has also had his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges revoked for life.

Berry and two family members were arrested on charges of killing hundreds of deer over three years, according to the Missouri Conservation Authority, which announced the sentence in a December 13 statement.

Investigators say David Berry Sr's other son, Eric Berry, was later caught with another person spotlighting deer, where poachers use light at night to make deer pause and easier to hunt.

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Fourteen people have been ensnared in a multi-year investigation of illegal hunting spanning Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Canada.

Berry Sr is now awaiting his sentence for his most recent offense.

"It is unknown how many deer the main group of suspects has taken illegally over the past several years", said Lawrence County Conservation Agent Andy Barnes.

"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.

Prosecuting attorney Don Trotter said: "The deer were trophy bucks taken illegally, mostly at night, for their heads, leaving the bodies of the deer to waste".

The other men involved in the illegal slaughtering of hundreds of deer were offered different punishments with majority getting their hunting privileges revoked for up to eighteen years along with some pretty hefty fines. A fifth man who assisted the family has had his hunting privileges revoked for five years.

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