OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - A Corinth man has been ordered to pay a large fine for killing migratory birds.
Frederick Alvin Corder, 53, was sentenced Wednesday, September 19 and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine.
He was also placed on probation for two years.
He was previously found guilty of eight counts charging him with violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) and one count of conspiracy to violate the MBTA.
“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,” stated the U.S. Department of Justice.
The department says he utilized Cedar Oak Plantation for purposes of releasing pen-raised quail for field trials and the training of bird dogs. He participated in a scheme during a three to four-year period to trap and kills hawks and owls that might prey upon the released quail.