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Re: Out of state mountain goat
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2017, 09:13:50 PM »
Rub it in 😜


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Re: Out of state mountain goat
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2017, 06:54:32 PM »
Did you guys fly up? I'm thinking maybe drive up because shipping meat and hides home seems intimidating and expensive.

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Re: Out of state mountain goat
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2017, 08:08:51 AM »
Did you guys fly up? I'm thinking maybe drive up because shipping meat and hides home seems intimidating and expensive.

I drove up.  Took 21 hours.  You have two options if you hunt with North River.  You can drive to Smithers BC and catch a charter flight  directly to their lodge from there, takes about 2.5 hours.  15 hour drive from Bonney Lake to Smithers. 

Or, you can drive to Tatogga Lake Resort on the Cassiar hwy.  (Awesome drive and lots of animals along the way.  Had black bears standing in the highway in numerous spots.) Takes an extra 6 hours.  But there you'll catch a little float plane and fly in about 45 min to their lodge.  I opted for this option just so I could see more country along the way, and I went up two days earlier than expected as they offered it if I drove all the way.  Otherwise you're stuck with their main flight from Smithers with the other group of hunters and you're in there the entire length of the scheduled hunt even if you kill on day one.  If you drive to Tatogga and kill early, you can fly out back to your truck and drive home early. 

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Re: Out of state mountain goat
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2017, 08:25:41 AM »
I was checking out their price list, beyond that and your drive up costs (fuel, lodging, food) any unexpected expenses jump out at you? 

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Re: Out of state mountain goat
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2017, 08:39:17 AM »
quite the road trip, not sure where the lodge itself is?



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Re: Out of state mountain goat
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2017, 09:10:14 AM »
It's not much of a lodge.  Restaurant and about 8 cabins you can stay in.  The Cassiar HWY is very desolate.  It's one of those there's not fuel for 100 miles so fill up here. 

And you still have the hunt cost itself added to that pricing.  They don't have the actual hunt costs on their site right now as they are making adjustments for 2018.  I believe a goat hunt is $14,000.

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Re: Out of state mountain goat
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2017, 10:05:21 AM »
It's not much of a lodge.  Restaurant and about 8 cabins you can stay in.  The Cassiar HWY is very desolate.  It's one of those there's not fuel for 100 miles so fill up here. 

And you still have the hunt cost itself added to that pricing.  They don't have the actual hunt costs on their site right now as they are making adjustments for 2018.  I believe a goat hunt is $14,000.

BC requires a guide for non-res goat hunt, right?
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Re: Out of state mountain goat
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2017, 11:29:00 AM »
I would go with Jason Bunch of Kodiak back country adventures. He is the man for goats!!

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Re: Out of state mountain goat
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2017, 05:02:19 PM »
It's not much of a lodge.  Restaurant and about 8 cabins you can stay in.  The Cassiar HWY is very desolate.  It's one of those there's not fuel for 100 miles so fill up here. 

And you still have the hunt cost itself added to that pricing.  They don't have the actual hunt costs on their site right now as they are making adjustments for 2018.  I believe a goat hunt is $14,000.

BC requires a guide for non-res goat hunt, right?

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Re: Out of state mountain goat
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2017, 07:10:19 PM »
It's not much of a lodge.  Restaurant and about 8 cabins you can stay in.  The Cassiar HWY is very desolate.  It's one of those there's not fuel for 100 miles so fill up here. 

And you still have the hunt cost itself added to that pricing.  They don't have the actual hunt costs on their site right now as they are making adjustments for 2018.  I believe a goat hunt is $14,000.

BC requires a guide for non-res goat hunt, right?

Now that you've got one under your belt your a goat guy destined to take more huh???

That's actually something I'm kind of worried about.

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Re: Out of state mountain goat
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2017, 07:26:03 PM »
Do it while you still can so you'll have something to remember when you cant.
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Re: Out of state mountain goat
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2017, 08:02:55 AM »
It's not much of a lodge.  Restaurant and about 8 cabins you can stay in.  The Cassiar HWY is very desolate.  It's one of those there's not fuel for 100 miles so fill up here. 

And you still have the hunt cost itself added to that pricing.  They don't have the actual hunt costs on their site right now as they are making adjustments for 2018.  I believe a goat hunt is $14,000.

BC requires a guide for non-res goat hunt, right?

Now that you've got one under your belt your a goat guy destined to take more huh???

That's actually something I'm kind of worried about.

Maybe since I'm a big time goat guy now someone will sponsor me just so they can say I hunted with their outfit. Dunno...something I'm going to work on though. I'll have to have my wingman @Rainier10 there with me though.
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Re: Out of state mountain goat
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2017, 08:30:11 AM »
It's addicting for sure.  I got the bug just listening to Josh's build up to the hunt and after getting to go along I think I'm hooked.

I have always put in for Washington thinking it would be cool but after tagging along I really want to do it again.

I am sure to most $14K seems expensive but after going on a successful goat hunt I can tell you the memories are more than worth it.

I seriously can't quit thinking about what a blast it was and how beautiful the country that you are hunting in was.

I have hunted bears and fished in Alaska multiple times.  It is an amazing place and I can only imagine goat country would be spectacular.

Someone mentioned that if you are going to go goat hunting to be sure to hike and train alot in advance.  I don't think that can be stressed enough, goat country is brutal and if you are going to drop that kind of coin on a hunt you don't want to be held back because you weren't physically ready for the challenge.

Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.

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Re: Out of state mountain goat
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2017, 10:06:40 AM »
It's not much of a lodge.  Restaurant and about 8 cabins you can stay in.  The Cassiar HWY is very desolate.  It's one of those there's not fuel for 100 miles so fill up here. 

And you still have the hunt cost itself added to that pricing.  They don't have the actual hunt costs on their site right now as they are making adjustments for 2018.  I believe a goat hunt is $14,000.

BC requires a guide for non-res goat hunt, right?

Now that you've got one under your belt your a goat guy destined to take more huh???

That's actually something I'm kind of worried about.

I want to go back and get one with my bow now.  The country up there is EXTREMELY addicting!  I didn't want to leave.  I love elk hunting and deer hunting down here, but there's something about that country up there that has be wanting to go back, bad.

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Re: Out of state mountain goat
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2017, 10:22:10 AM »
It's not much of a lodge.  Restaurant and about 8 cabins you can stay in.  The Cassiar HWY is very desolate.  It's one of those there's not fuel for 100 miles so fill up here. 

And you still have the hunt cost itself added to that pricing.  They don't have the actual hunt costs on their site right now as they are making adjustments for 2018.  I believe a goat hunt is $14,000.

BC requires a guide for non-res goat hunt, right?

Now that you've got one under your belt your a goat guy destined to take more huh???

That's actually something I'm kind of worried about.

I want to go back and get one with my bow now.  The country up there is EXTREMELY addicting!  I didn't want to leave.  I love elk hunting and deer hunting down here, but there's something about that country up there that has be wanting to go back, bad.
Is getting one with a bow a feasible thing up there?  I know I was close enough to shoot one with a bow this year but this was my first experience and I think a lot of things went perfectly right for me to be in that position.  The most important one is I didn't have a weapon at the time and I seem to always get close if I don't have any means of actually killing an animal.  :chuckle:
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.

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