David Berry Jr was ordered to watch the classic 1942 animation - which tells the story of a young buck forced to find his feet after his mom is killed by poachers - at least once a month during his year-long jail sentence. It's not clear why this is the case, as the specific details of his deer crimes aren't included in available online court records, and RFT can not confirm whether every deer Berry illegally killed was a slender mother doe raising an exquisitely animated, wobbly-legged deer baby who was starting to find their way in the world.
If Berry Jr. stays in for his full sentence of 16 months, he should be able to recite all of the lines from the Disney classic.
Missouri hunter David Berry Jr watch the Disney film Bambi repeatedly after being convicted in what is reportedly one of the state's biggest poaching cases. But the judge added a special addition to his sentence.
He said the hunters would take the heads of the "trophy bucks" and left "the bodies of the deer to waste".
Berry was arrested by police along with three family members, including his dad.
"Berry Jr.'s convictions are the tip of a long list of illegal fish and game activity by him and other members of his family."
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"Taking just the heads is their version of obtaining a 'trophy, ' and leaving the carcass behind is merely an afterthought", he continued.
"In situations like this, with serial poachers who have no regard for the animals, rules of fair chase, or aren't bothered by the fact that they're stealing from others, it's all about greed and ego".
Officials say it is one of the largest such cases ever investigated by the state of Missouri.
After an eight-and-a-half-month investigation, starting in 2015, into incidents in far-flung places like Kansas, Nebraska and Canada, Berry's dad, David Sr.
According to court records, Berry's predicament stretches back to 2016, when he was busted for illegally killing wildlife in Lawrence County and charged with a misdemeanor.
They have paid $51,000 (£40,400) in fines and court costs.