CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) – A Corinth man pleads not guilty to federal charges he killed owls and hawks.
Frederick Corder, 53, is accused of trapping the predatory birds on a hunting plantation in Marshall County.
The federal indictment says Corder and another man captured and killed between 40 and 160 birds from October 2010 to January 2015.
The indictment says the birds were trapped to protect the quail population on the 1,800-acre Cedar Oak Plantation.
Corder is charged with one count of conspiracy to capture and kill migratory birds and eight counts of killing migratory birds.
A trial date has not been set.