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Associated Press, Published December 27 2012

Team mascot who killed bear with costume's musket pays $20 hunting citation

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University mascot Jonathan Kimble says he has paid a $20 hunting citation and he hopes the issue is in the past.

The Division of Natural Resources cited Kimble for failure to wear blaze orange when he killed a black bear in Pendleton County on Dec. 3 with the musket that's part of his costume.

Kimble tells The Dominion Post (http://bit.ly/qq8Bd9 ) that he paid the fine last week.

The kill was legal but it triggered an outcry after Kimble posted a video online. The musket can fire ammunition but it fires only gunpowder at WVU events.

Kimble has since agreed to stop hunting with the musket.

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Information from: The Dominion Post, http://www.dominionpost.com


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