While in prison, the poacher, named David Berry Jr., is required to watch the Walt Disney movie “Bambi” once a month. This is to make sure he never illegally hunts again.
David Berry was sentenced by Lawrence County Judge, Robert Georgeas as a reaction to one of the state’s largest poaching cases.
In the 1942 animated classic, Bambi’s mother is shot and killed by hunters.
Berry was arrested on August 31, 2016, alongside David Berry Sr. and Kyle Berry after an almost nine-month investigation, and other Missouri residents were ordered to appear in court on related charges, most having to do with illegally taking deer.
Charges from this group alone total more than 300 in state, federal and international jurisdictions.