FAIRHAVEN, OH - DECEMBER 26: A white tail deer near New Haven, Ohio looks unhappy at having to eat pine tree needles for food since his normal supply of grass and weeds was burried under 2-3 feet of snow December 26, 2004 in Fairhaven, Ohio. The snow storm which hit the Ohio Valley this week left 20-30 inches of snow in parts of Indiana and Ohio and snarled traffic and halted most air traffic in the region. Most wild life is hardpressed to find food under such a heavy blanket of snow which forces them to seek alternative sources of food. (Photo by Michael Williams/Getty Images)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie “Bambi” as part of his sentence for illegally killing hundreds of deer.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that David Berry Jr. is to watch the Walt Disney movie the first time before Sunday and at least once each month during his one-year jail sentence in southwest Missouri’s Lawrence County. He was convicted there of taking wildlife illegally. He also was sentenced last week to 120 days in jail in nearby Barton County for a firearms probation violation.
Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Don Trotter says the deer were killed for their heads, with their bodies left to rot. Three relatives and another man also were caught in what conservation agents are calling one of Missouri’s largest deer poaching cases.