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    LA Times: Missouri poacher is ordered to repeatedly watch 'Bambi'

    A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie “Bambi” as part of his sentence in a scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer.

    David Berry Jr. was ordered to watch the Disney classic at least once a month during his yearlong jail sentence in what conservation agents have called one of the largest deer poaching cases in state history, the Springfield News-Leader reports .

    “The deer were trophy bucks taken illegally, mostly at night, for their heads, leaving the bodies of the deer to waste,” said Don Trotter, the prosecuting attorney in Lawrence County.

    Berry, his father, two brothers and another man who helped them had their hunting, fishing and trapping privileges revoked temporarily or permanently. The men have paid a combined $51,000 in fines and court costs — but the judge ordered a special addition to Berry's sentence for illegally taking wildlife.

    Court records show he was ordered by Lawrence County Judge Robert George to “view the Walt Disney movie ‘Bambi,’ with the first viewing being on or before Dec. 23, 2018, and at least one such viewing each month thereafter” while at the county jail.

    Berry was also sentenced to 120 days in jail in nearby Barton County for a firearms probation violation....
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