JUNEAU -- A Pennsylvania man who hunted with an Alaska guide during a series of big-game violations that included shooting a black wolf has avoided jail time with a guilty plea.
The Juneau Empire reports that 46-year-old Jeffrey Peacock of Lebanon, Pa., appeared by telephone Tuesday in Juneau District Court.
Peacock pleaded guilty to baiting a bear without a permit, unlawful possession of game and unsworn falsification in the shooting of the black wolf, all misdemeanors.
Six-month jail terms for each of the three convictions were suspended, but Peacock must pay a $2,000 fine, $600 restitution and serve three years on probation.
The wolf killed is believed to be the approachable "Romeo," beloved for years by many residents of Juneau.