Jonathan Kimble is West Virginia’s Mountaineer’s mascot who shot and killed a black bear. The act was not illegal and pictures of the kill were posted on the Internet. The story spread when people found out he used the actual musket that is used on on West Virginia’s field. This made people nervous. Also, WVU had this to say:
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. There are some provisions regarding the gun, but none that prohibit its use outside of University-sponsored functions or for hunting purposes. It is also worth noting that powder is used when the musket is discharged at public functions.
So much for WVU being able to celebrate Touchdowns under Dana Holgorsen with a real musket.