WVU Mascot Cited for Failure to Wear Blaze Orange
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on December 12, 2012 @ 3:07PM
Created on December 12, 2012 @ 1:29PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University Mountaineer Jonathan Kimble has been cited for failure to wear blaze orange when he killed a bear with the musket that's part of his costume.
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 wasn't wearing orange when he shot the black bear Dec. 3.
The kill was legal but triggered a public outcry after Kimble posted a video online.
Kimble has since agreed to stop hunting with the musket.
Kimble has until Dec. 26 to enter a plea in Pendleton County Magistrate Court. He faces a fine of up to $50, plus court costs.
The musket can fire ammunition but fires only gunpowder at WVU events.
Kimble didn't immediately comment Wednesday.
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