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3878 No. 3878 ID: 58f4ea
The musket toted by West Virginia University's Mountaineer isn't just a prop — it's a bona fide weapon, and mascot Jonathan Kimble demonstrated that when he brought down a black bear with it in the woods.
Now WVU has ordered Kimble to stop using his university-issued weapon on hunting trips after a video of this week's kill was posted online. He says hunting with the gun is a Mountaineer mascot tradition.

The 24-year-old Franklin resident accompanied more than a dozen friends and family on the trip in Pendleton County on Monday. In the video, Kimble is shown firing the musket at the bear in a tree.

"Let's go Mountaineers!" Kimble yells afterward. He also posted a photo of himself with the bear on Twitter.
The WVU mascot wears buckskin and a coonskin cap and fires the musket — loaded with black powder but minus ammunition — at home athletic events and other sponsored activities. Hunting isn't one of them.

"While Jonathan Kimble's actions broke no laws or regulations, the university has discussed this with him, and he agrees that it would be appropriate to forego using the musket in this way in the future," said WVU spokesman John Bolt.

Kimble said Friday that he's been hunting all his life and this was the first black bear he's ever killed. He said all his friends have congratulated him for that.
"Hunting can be a controversial topic," Kimble said. "I apologize to any of those who took offense to the video. It definitely wasn't my intent to offend anybody."
Kimble said he taking the musket on hunting trips has become a tradition with the mascots.

"Other Mountaineers have gone and shot multiple deer with it before. I've taken it with me deer hunting before, also."
Some WVU fans stood behind Kimble on Friday.

"This is a smart young man from West Virginia who did nothing wrong, who was celebrating who he is," said Robert Hickman, who holds two degrees from WVU and lives near Fairmont.
"If you're from West Virginia and you love the outdoors, or if you hunt or don't hunt, or if you fish or don't fish, it is a celebration of this state. As a former WVU graduate, I'm thrilled to death with him. Happy as can be."
The Mountaineer mascot first appeared at athletic events in the 1936-1937 school year. The Mountaineer is selected each year and the mascot's outfit is custom tailored to fit the winner.
Last February, the bearded Kimble was chosen from among 13 applicants.

http://news.yahoo.com/wvu-mascot-told-stop-firing-musket-wildlife-201117245--spt.html
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>> No. 3879 ID: 3a9c19
that is a tiny ass bear
>> No. 3880 ID: f99430
dumb faggot shoots bear cub

more at 11
>> No. 3881 ID: e87159
>>45835
>>45852
black bears arent that big you tards. have you ever seen an animal outside of a zoo?
>> No. 3882 ID: 544d2a
>>45874

On a daily basis.

And that's a yearling, maybe a bit older.

Which make for better eating, really
>> No. 3883 ID: d6e397
>>45874
Even for a black bear that is pretty tiny.

Whatever though, I'd probably shoot it too if I bothered buying tags. Bear meat isn't that great.
>> No. 3884 ID: 3a9c19
>>45874
I've hunted black bear before, and eaten it

The carcass fills the back of a small truck without being stretched out, and weighs a hell of a lot

Unless the dude in OP pic is a three meter giant, that's not an adult bear
>> No. 3885 ID: f99430
>>45874
last I checked they are bigger then a fucking black lab, HAVE YOU ever seen a bear? pull your head out of your ass.
>> No. 3886 ID: e87159
>>45875
>>45876
>>45881
>>45882
ITT manchildren that have never seen anything besides specimen creatures from zoos and animal preserves telling fish stories.

Blckbears in the wild are usually less than 400lbs.
>> No. 3887 ID: 544d2a
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3887
>>45887

0/10.

Yes, the typical blackie is less than 400lbs.

What's in the OP photo probably doesn't weigh much more than the guy over it. In other words: a yearling.

Try again.
>> No. 3888 ID: e87159
>>45888
Prove it faggot.
>> No. 3889 ID: 544d2a
>>45891

GIS "black bear yearling"

Since apparently you can't into picture names.

Or read any article on black bear biology, anywhere.

1/10, only awarding a point because I've never seen a "completely ignorant of black bears" troll before.
>> No. 3890 ID: e87159
>>45892
That's not the bear from OP. Are you autistic?
>> No. 3891 ID: 544d2a
>>45897

Your trolling is getting less and less plausible. Isn't it about bed time for you?
>> No. 3892 ID: e87159
>>45898
You can't think of a compelling argument and you sure as shit have no proof to back your claim, so you are going to stamp your feet and yell troll!

And you imply I'm the one acting childish? Lol
>> No. 3893 ID: 544d2a
>>45899

No, you're a troll because the proof is rather self-evident; meanwhile you're trying to state something that runs contrary to simple biological facts. Whatever, it's quite evident you have no interest in any meaningful discussion and are simply here to rustle jimmies.

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>> No. 3894 ID: e87159
>>45904
You browse image boards looking for meaningful conversation?

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>> No. 3895 ID: 3a9c19
>>45887
I have literally hunted bear, eaten bear sausages and bear nuggets

You're either a troll in which case gtfo banbait, or you're a fucking retard in which case welcome to /n/

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>> No. 3896 ID: b68f06
This is the most pointless argument I've seen on opchan in a long time.
>> No. 3897 ID: 1524b0
>>45937

>THAT IS A SMALL BEAR

>NO ITS NOT FAGGOT

The internet amazes me sometimes
>> No. 3898 ID: 388296
>>45944

>THAT IS AN ADORABLE DACHSHUND
>> No. 3899 ID: bc3bc7
Yeesh, I come to this thread expecting John Kimble jokes.

Instead, stupid.

"Put the musket on the bear-skin carpet."

...well, I suppose that's also stupid.
>> No. 3900 ID: eae507
>>45944
Holy shit, this made me splutter my tea straight out of my mouth. I was thinking the same thing.

Christ people, this really isnt some sort of earth changing issue. Cant you discuss something as stupid as bear size without everyone calling each other idiots and faggots?
>> No. 3901 ID: ffd9a5
NO MORE BEAR SIZE ARGUMENT OR DING DONG BANNU
>> No. 3902 ID: c439c1
>>46207

Four day bans for calling out an obvious troll... in a thread that's been dead for days.

A raging faggot is you.
>> No. 3903 ID: c25a57
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3903
>>45968
>> No. 3904 ID: ffd9a5
>>46238
I guess I should look at post dates. How did it get back up top anyway, someone must have posted then deleted their post.
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