We hear about creative sentences that judges will sometimes impose to those convicted of a crime. Maybe it is speaking 200 hours a year about the dangers of drinking and driving for being found guilty of a DUI, it could be going back and repairing or painting over graffiti left behind. A judge in Missouri has taken a different route when sentencing a man found guilty of poaching deer. Watch the Disney movie 'Bambi' once a month. 

According to the Springfield News-Leader four members of a southwest Missouri family were caught in a multi-year poaching case where authorities say hundreds of deer were killed illegally.

It has been dubbed by some as one of Missouri's largest cases of deer poaching, ever.

The case was so bad that the judge in the case Robert George ordered a special addition to the jail time one of the poachers received.

Court records showed that David Berry Jr "is to view the Walt Disney movie Bambi, with the first viewing being on or before December 23, 2018, and at least one such viewing each month thereafter, during Defendants incarceration in the Lawrence County Jail."

The News-Leader stated that early last week David Berry Jr. received a 120-day sentence for a felony firearms probation violation and on Dec. 6, he received a one-year jail sentence after pleading guilty to taking wildlife illegally on Oct. 11. The 120-day sentence Berry Jr. received will be served in addition to the one-year sentence he also received.

You can read about the other guys here, but you've got to give it to the judge, in this case, it's an eye-catching sentence that's making national news.

To report a poaching violation here in Minnesota, call 800-652-9093 24 hours a day, or key in #TIP on your cell phone.

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