West Virginia Bars Mascot from Hunting with His Mountaineer Musket

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West Virginia Bars Mascot from Hunting with His Mountaineer Musket
Courtesy of @WVUMascot

On the field, West Virginia's mascot, "The Mountaineer," looks like a real McCoy in head-to-foot buckskin, topped by a coonskin cap. Off the field, it turns out he can shoot like one, too, as current mascot John Kimble proved this week when he used the university-issued musket that comes with the getup to take down a first black bear on a hunting trip with friends and family in Pendleton County, W.Va. Just a little truth in advertising, right?

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