West Virginia mascot who hunted cited for failure
December 12, 2012
New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia University mascot who got in trouble for using his uniform musket to kill a bear has been cited for another problem - not wearing blaze orange during the bear hunt.
Mountaineers mascot Jonathan Kimble wears buckskin and a coonskin cap and fires the musket - loaded with black powder but minus ammunition - at home athletic events.
Kimble wasn't wearing the required hunter orange when he shot a black bear Dec. 3. The kill was legal but triggered a public outcry after Kimble posted a video online.
State Division of Natural Resources spokesman Hoy Murphy says hunters are required to wear 400 square inches of the high-visibility color for safety reasons.
Kimble has agreed to stop hunting with the musket. He didn't immediately comment Wednesday.
The Associated Press News Service
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved
24-9 L33 Picks, 42-16 L58 Streak
15-6 L21, 31-14 L45, 12-3 G-Plays
17-7 Week 13, 25-10 Last 35 Picks
7-2 L9, 22-10 +1,615 L4 Saturdays
3-1 Sat., 17-8 G-Plays, +1,185 TY
10-4 Guarantees This Year
9-2 Saturday, 12-7 Guarantees TY
4-0 L4, 14-5 Run, 21-9 L10 Sat.
7-2 L2 Saturdays, 13-6 L19 Plays
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10%
off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20%
off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000
Member Plays each month!