Hunter sentenced to watch Bambi monthly after killing hunders of deer
A man has been sentenced to watch Disney’s ‘Bambi’ “at least” once a month for a whole year, after being caught illegally hunting hundreds of deer.
29-year-old David Berry Jr, from Brookline, Missouri, has been ordered to watch the animated film every month during his year-long incarceration.
Berry Jr, alongside his father and brothers, was busted for a multi-year poaching scheme that state officials say was one of the biggest cases ever in Missouri’s history.
The men were found guilty of violating numerous hunting laws including hunting out of season, using prohibited weapons like lights to temporarily blind deer, and killing the deer while cruising from inside a moving vehicle.
Lawrence County 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.”
Berry pleaded guilty to to taking wildlife illegally and received a sentence of a year in prison.
In addition to the incarceration, Lawrence County Judge Robert George ordered Berry to “view the Walt Disney movie Bambi , with the first viewing being on or before 23 December, 2018, and at least one such viewing each month thereafter” during his time in jail.