The Juneau man convicted of baiting bears and illegally shooting a wolf is now in jail. Park Myers III could be behind bars for up to a month because he was working while he accepted unemployment insurance benefits. Myers was still on probation after pleading guilty in the poaching case. It included the taking of a black wolf believed to be the friendly and popular wolf known by many as ‘Romeo.’
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