Mississippi man fined, banned from hunting for killing birds

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OXFORD, Miss. — A Mississippi man has been ordered to pay a $50,000 fine for his role in trapping and killing migratory birds over three to four years.

U.S. Attorney William C. Lamar in a news release says 53-year-old Frederick Corder, of Corinth, was sentenced Wednesday and placed on probation for two years. He also was banned from hunting anywhere in the world or participating in field trials for two years.

Corder was found guilty of eight counts of violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and one count of conspiracy to violate the MBTA following an August bench trial before U.S. Magistrate Judge David A. Sanders in Oxford. Each count pertained to the taking or attempted taking of migratory birds of prey, including hawks and owls, on Cedar Oak Plantation in Marshall County.