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TTU cheerleader stars in YouTube series 'Kendall Jones: Game On!'

Published: Oct. 21, 2014 at 1:54 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2014 at 3:51 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Texas Tech University cheerleader that became the center of a nationwide controversy for hunting exotic animals now has her own series on YouTube.

Kendall Jones tracks her hunting adventures in "Kendall Jones: Game On!." The hunting show is sponsored by Remington.

In the premiere episode Jones and her best friend and fellow TTU cheerleader, Taylor Altom, hit the road to go gator hunting in Lake Charles, Louisiana. According to Jones' YouTube page, the hunt was "A part of the State of Louisiana's Department of Wildlife & Fisheries annual Alligator Season legally harvested on Private land."

to view Kendall's YouTube channel.

Jones' YouTube channels says the purpose of her hunting trip in Lake Charles is part of a conservation act to preserve animals:

"The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (Department) manages the American alligator as a commercial, renewable natural resource. The goals of the Department's alligator program are to manage and conserve Louisiana's alligators as part of the state's wetland ecosystem, provide benefits to the species, its habitat and the other species of fish and wildlife associated with alligators."

Jones sparked controversy earlier this year after dozens of pictures of exotic animals that were either shot tor treated were posted to her professional Facebook page. She faced major backlash for her African safari trip as she documented her journey to bag The Big Five (Cape Buffalo, African Elephant, African Lion, African Leopard, White/Black Rhino).

Jones says she shot or treated he animals as part of a "wildlife conservation" project in Zimbabwe. The project is part of an effort to preserve the wildlife population and help maintain the health of the animals.

Anti-hunting activist across the U.S. were outraged at Jones and gathered 40,000 signatures to have her Facebook deactivated. Jones was forced to start a

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Another petition was started to have Jones banned from South Africa.

Her family says she also received death threats.


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