collapse
GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR GPS MAP Guided Moose And Black Bear Hunts

Author Topic: 2017 Alpine Lakes Mountain Goat Survey  (Read 7519 times)

Offline yakimanoob

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2016
  • Posts: 739
  • Location: Naches
Re: 2017 Alpine Lakes Mountain Goat Survey
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2017, 10:15:25 PM »
I'd love to hear any reports/outcomes of the survey.  Our dates were wrong but I still got to chat with Allen, which was a pleasure.  I'm hoping the population study comes out with way more animals than we thought so maybe I'll have a prayer of drawing a tag in my lifetime :)

I'm 30 and just moved to WA and just getting into hunting, so I'm certainly a few years behind on my points...

Offline Dode

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 196
Re: 2017 Alpine Lakes Mountain Goat Survey
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2017, 06:13:09 AM »
I counted 23 of them in my area! Sorry for the double pic.
Mountain top!

Offline jackelope

  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+22)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 37533
  • Location: Duvall, WA
  • Groups: WSB RMGA NRA RMEF BHA
Re: 2017 Alpine Lakes Mountain Goat Survey
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2017, 07:20:45 AM »
I'd love to hear any reports/outcomes of the survey.  Our dates were wrong but I still got to chat with Allen, which was a pleasure.  I'm hoping the population study comes out with way more animals than we thought so maybe I'll have a prayer of drawing a tag in my lifetime :)

I'm 30 and just moved to WA and just getting into hunting, so I'm certainly a few years behind on my points...

Hey I was not applying for permits when I was 30(35 was my first year) and I'm going mountain goat hunting this year. In a perfect world, I'll be 44 when I kill my goat.
:fire.:

" In today's instant gratification society, more and more pressure revolves around success and the measurement of one's prowess as a hunter by inches on a score chart or field photos produced on social media. Don't fall into the trap. Hunting is-and always will be- about the hunt, the adventure, the views, and time spent with close friends and family. " Ryan Hatfield

My posts, opinions and statements do not represent those of this forum

Online quadrafire

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
  • Posts: 7007
  • Location: Spokane
Re: 2017 Alpine Lakes Mountain Goat Survey
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2017, 07:34:47 AM »
I'd love to hear any reports/outcomes of the survey.  Our dates were wrong but I still got to chat with Allen, which was a pleasure.  I'm hoping the population study comes out with way more animals than we thought so maybe I'll have a prayer of drawing a tag in my lifetime :)

I'm 30 and just moved to WA and just getting into hunting, so I'm certainly a few years behind on my points...

Hey I was not applying for permits when I was 30(35 was my first year) and I'm going mountain goat hunting this year. In a perfect world, I'll be 44 when I kill my goat.
Yea but you drew LONG before you were due.  ;)

Offline X-Force

  • Solo Hunter
  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2007
  • Posts: 3962
Re: 2017 Alpine Lakes Mountain Goat Survey
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2017, 10:02:24 AM »
Just wanted to recap our goat count experience. We were only in there for a short stint compared to some guys but it was fun camping and counting animals.

24 goats in basically a day. Most were near the trail and lake Ingalls. We camped in the NF just outside of the wilderness boundary. Beautiful country.

We saw 3 aggressive goat encounters all were nannys and 2 had kids.
A guy just inside of the wilderness boundary was booted from his camp by a nanny and kid who pushed him 150 yards all the way back to the trail and only left him alone after 8 people on the trail stared her down.
Second aggressive goat was near the lake where a guy got between the goats and water. A nanny pushed him around a dead tree and down the hill until her and her group had a clear walking path to the lake.
Third goat wasn't totally aggressive but kept pushing in on us while we were sitting on a cliff watching goats below. She would sneak in to 15 yards or so, get shooed off an come back in after a couple minutes. We finally let her have the rock and we headed back to camp.
Groupie:                         Podcast:
RMEF                              Gritty
NRA                                Western bowhunter
SCI                                 The Hunt Backcountry
BHA                                MeatEater
SAB                                Hunt Talk Radio

Offline boneaddict

  • Site Sponsor
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 42490
  • Location: Selah, Washington
Re: 2017 Alpine Lakes Mountain Goat Survey
« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2017, 10:10:02 AM »
Love the photos
My website.....DDK Photography
http://ddkphotography.pixels.com

Offline jackelope

  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+22)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 37533
  • Location: Duvall, WA
  • Groups: WSB RMGA NRA RMEF BHA
Re: 2017 Alpine Lakes Mountain Goat Survey
« Reply #36 on: September 25, 2017, 12:11:31 PM »
Thanks for the photo's, X-Force!!
 
:fire.:

" In today's instant gratification society, more and more pressure revolves around success and the measurement of one's prowess as a hunter by inches on a score chart or field photos produced on social media. Don't fall into the trap. Hunting is-and always will be- about the hunt, the adventure, the views, and time spent with close friends and family. " Ryan Hatfield

My posts, opinions and statements do not represent those of this forum

Offline Bushcraft

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 451
  • Groups: NRA, SCI, NSSF, RMEF, RMGA, MDF, WSF, DU, HHC, WWC, WDAC
Re: 2017 Alpine Lakes Mountain Goat Survey
« Reply #37 on: September 25, 2017, 12:53:29 PM »
Great pics!  I'll have to post some from the count too.

The goats in the area, particularly the core Enchantments are highly habituated towards humans and have come to realize that we are an easy source of salt (from our urine and sweaty clothes and gear that's left out).  It's likely that they weren't necessarily acting aggressively, but just trying to get close or stay close to a Salt Dispenser.  ;)

The best response is to hurl rocks at or near them if they get too close.  This almost always scares them off.  Don't physically engage them with hiking sticks as this will likely trigger a fight instinct...and they'll win.  As you no doubt observed they are constantly jockeying for food and bedding and are not at all kind to one another in the process.  It's like watching a dysfunctional family.  :chuckle:  If fact, during translocation projects, we need to crate them individually or they'll kill or severely hurt one another.
Liberalism is the philosophy of Western suicide.

*Proud supporter of NRA, NRA-ILA SCI, SCIF, SCI-PAC, NSSF, RMEF, RMGA, MDF, WSF, DU, WWA, HHC, WWC

 

* Recent Topics

Left over multiseason tags by HoofsandWings
[Today at 04:06:51 PM]


camping canopy by vandeman17
[Today at 03:59:45 PM]


Croc Mount is done by bearpaw
[Today at 03:59:44 PM]


Roof tent by KB88
[Today at 03:59:33 PM]


Archery ELK 560 Lewis by slickmannick
[Today at 03:59:16 PM]


WTS/WTT T/C Black Diamond XR inline muzzy by Dirtnap
[Today at 03:58:57 PM]


Took two years, but finally completed by redi
[Today at 03:58:06 PM]


Skeeters by Elkcollector82
[Today at 03:53:57 PM]


The shedding of velvet has begun by 1851navycolt
[Today at 03:53:35 PM]


Zuchini sandwich by gaddy
[Today at 03:31:34 PM]


FS: Kifaru Megatarp with Annex by X-Force
[Today at 03:29:10 PM]


Tripod recommendations in the $200-ish range for backpack hunts? by yakimanoob
[Today at 03:21:02 PM]


WTS Curt Manufacturing A16 5th Wheel Hitch with GM Puck System Legs $650.00 by Blacktail Sniper
[Today at 03:15:32 PM]


Wtb kayak by Machias
[Today at 03:12:33 PM]


The rare BLACK COYOTE! by Go Blue
[Today at 03:11:40 PM]


Can you help Washingtonians for Wildlife Conservation at the state fair? by Special T
[Today at 02:52:37 PM]


Tips on locating/find birds by T-Bone
[Today at 02:50:17 PM]


WDFW to take lethal action on Togo pack. by WaltAlpine
[Today at 02:33:05 PM]


Straight on by Pathfinder101
[Today at 02:08:49 PM]


2 person 3 season tent recommendations by Switchback
[Today at 02:04:54 PM]