MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — 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.