(Charleston Daily Mail) A video circulating on the Internet of a young man hunting bear in the woods with his friends and dogs is raising a few eyebrows across the country.

The hunter, West Virginia University Mountaineer mascot Jonathan Kimble, was carrying the school-issued muzzle-loader rifle in the woods of his native Pendleton County on Monday, which was opening day for bear hunting with firearms.

The video shows Kimble, 24, in a camouflage WVU sweatshirt and a ball cap instead of the well known buckskins and coonskin cap. He points the five-foot long rifle at a treed black bear. Dogs can be heard yipping and whining over the university’s fight song, which was edited over the video.

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