12-28-12 WVU mascot Kimble pays $20 hunting citation

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University mascot Jonathan Kimble says he has paid a $20 hunting citation and that 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 muzzleloader that’s part of his costume.

Kimble says he paid the fine last week.

The kill was legal but it triggered an outcry after Kimble posted a video of it online. The rifle can fire ammunition, but only gunpowder is used at WVU events.

Kimble has agreed not to hunt with it anymore.

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