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Man sentenced for killing migratory birds

A north Mississippi man will pay a large fine for killing migratory birds.

53-year-old Frederick Alvin Corder,  of Corinth, was ordered to pay a $50,000 fine for his role in trapping and killing migratory birds.

According to U.S. Attorney William C. Lamar, Corder was previously convicted on eight counts of violating the ‘Migratory Bird Treaty Act’ for trapping and killing hawks and owls on his property.

A news release stated that Corder used Cedar Oak Plantation to release pen-raised quail for field trials and the training of bird dogs, and he would kill birds that he feared would attack the released quail.

“We take our mission working with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and the citizens of Mississippi in conserving, protecting, and enhancing fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats very seriously,” said United States Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agent in Charge Santiago. “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement will continue to work closely with our State partners to assist them in these important investigations.”

In addition to the fine, Corder was placed on probation for two years. As a condition of his probation, Corder also faces a worldwide hunting ban for two years.

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