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

Author Topic: Olympics Mountain Goat relocation public meeting  (Read 3157 times)

Offline jackelope

  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+22)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 37125
  • Location: Duvall, WA
  • Groups: WSB RMGA NRA RMEF BHA
Olympics Mountain Goat relocation public meeting
« on: February 23, 2018, 11:37:53 AM »
Monday March 26th 7-9pm, Sultan, WA City Hall office.

There are a ton of varying opinions on this topic. I think I'd like to see them moved to the North Cascades, but am open to hearing others' opinions.

: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 Ridgerunner

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 4181
  • Location: Black Diamond
    • Backcountryhunting.net
Re: Olympics Mountain Goat relocation public meeting
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 11:41:41 AM »
Good meeting, but holding it in Sultan?  Really?  Does anyone live in Sultan?  Talk about out of the way.  I'm guessing they don't want a lot of people at that meeting.

Offline jackelope

  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+22)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 37125
  • Location: Duvall, WA
  • Groups: WSB RMGA NRA RMEF BHA
Re: Olympics Mountain Goat relocation public meeting
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 11:45:24 AM »
Good meeting, but holding it in Sultan?  Really?  Does anyone live in Sultan?  Talk about out of the way.  I'm guessing they don't want a lot of people at that meeting.

Agreed. These meetings always seem to be in weird places.
: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 Dan-o

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2010
  • Posts: 8891
Re: Olympics Mountain Goat relocation public meeting
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 11:47:49 AM »
Is there any historic goat range in Washington that doesn't have goats - or is severely underpopulated?


It would be cool to re-establish them into historical range. 
Member:   Yakstrakgutp (or whatever we are)
I love the BFRO!!!
I wonder how many people will touch their nose to their screen trying to read this...

Offline X-Force

  • Solo Hunter
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2007
  • Posts: 3725
Re: Olympics Mountain Goat relocation public meeting
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2018, 11:49:28 AM »
I wont be able to go but ill be looking forward to an update.
Groupie:                                                Podcast:
RMEF                                                     Gritty Bowmen
NRA                                                       Full Draw Full Time
SCI                                                        The Hunt Backcountry
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers            MeatEater
                                                             Hunt Talk Radio

Offline fishngamereaper

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1878
  • Location: kitsap
Re: Olympics Mountain Goat relocation public meeting
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2018, 11:51:55 AM »
Wish they would just leave them and continue issuing tags. They will learn to avoid humans.  They've been up there a long time, greenies need to learn not go near them.

And wish that meeting was closer to the affected area. Its like having a Moose meeting in Westport.

Offline X-Force

  • Solo Hunter
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2007
  • Posts: 3725
Re: Olympics Mountain Goat relocation public meeting
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2018, 11:54:50 AM »
Wish they would just leave them and continue issuing tags. They will learn to avoid humans.  They've been up there a long time, greenies need to learn not go near them.

And wish that meeting was closer to the affected area. Its like having a Moose meeting in Westport.

Its more about taking away a nonnative species while not euthanizing them.
Groupie:                                                Podcast:
RMEF                                                     Gritty Bowmen
NRA                                                       Full Draw Full Time
SCI                                                        The Hunt Backcountry
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers            MeatEater
                                                             Hunt Talk Radio

Offline fishngamereaper

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1878
  • Location: kitsap
Re: Olympics Mountain Goat relocation public meeting
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2018, 11:57:56 AM »
Wish they would just leave them and continue issuing tags. They will learn to avoid humans.  They've been up there a long time, greenies need to learn not go near them.

And wish that meeting was closer to the affected area. Its like having a Moose meeting in Westport.

Its more about taking away a nonnative species while not euthanizing them.

Ya, I know. Just wish they would leave them. Creates more opportunity for hunters. And they aren't doing that much damage.

Offline Skyvalhunter

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2007
  • Posts: 11623
  • Location: The valley
Re: Olympics Mountain Goat relocation public meeting
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2018, 12:07:18 PM »
Also whats the big deal some old guy gets run over by one and they act like its the end of the world!! :chuckle:

Offline jackelope

  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+22)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 37125
  • Location: Duvall, WA
  • Groups: WSB RMGA NRA RMEF BHA
Re: Olympics Mountain Goat relocation public meeting
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2018, 01:03:38 PM »
Wish they would just leave them and continue issuing tags. They will learn to avoid humans.  They've been up there a long time, greenies need to learn not go near them.

And wish that meeting was closer to the affected area. Its like having a Moose meeting in Westport.

Its more about taking away a nonnative species while not euthanizing them.

Ya, I know. Just wish they would leave them. Creates more opportunity for hunters. And they aren't doing that much damage.

They're hopefully creating more opportunities for hunters in areas where they are supposed to be. And they won't promote shooting nannies, aka the first goat you see, like they do now thereby letting the herd grow.




: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 Ridgeratt

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 3321
Re: Olympics Mountain Goat relocation public meeting
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2018, 02:01:28 PM »
Good meeting, but holding it in Sultan?  Really?  Does anyone live in Sultan?  Talk about out of the way.  I'm guessing they don't want a lot of people at that meeting.

Agreed. These meetings always seem to be in weird places.

Maybe they are short of funds and this is an economical venue.

Offline jackelope

  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+22)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 37125
  • Location: Duvall, WA
  • Groups: WSB RMGA NRA RMEF BHA
Re: Olympics Mountain Goat relocation public meeting
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2018, 02:05:06 PM »
Good meeting, but holding it in Sultan?  Really?  Does anyone live in Sultan?  Talk about out of the way.  I'm guessing they don't want a lot of people at that meeting.

Agreed. These meetings always seem to be in weird places.

Maybe they are short of funds and this is an economical venue.

Hopefully there's a logical reason somewhere.
: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 Ridgeratt

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 3321
Re: Olympics Mountain Goat relocation public meeting
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2018, 02:08:18 PM »
If they redirected some of the consultant's funds they could hold it in the Tacoma Dome. 

Online HighCountryHunter88

  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2010
  • Posts: 1050
  • Location: GRAHAM
Re: Olympics Mountain Goat relocation public meeting
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2018, 02:26:15 PM »
Is there any historic goat range in Washington that doesn't have goats - or is severely underpopulated?


It would be cool to re-establish them into historical range.

I would like to see their population bolstered in the ALW and GPW so we can eventually get to hunt them in those areas.
-Matt

Offline jackelope

  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+22)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 37125
  • Location: Duvall, WA
  • Groups: WSB RMGA NRA RMEF BHA
Re: Olympics Mountain Goat relocation public meeting
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2018, 03:56:53 PM »
If they redirected some of the consultant's funds they could hold it in the Tacoma Dome. 

 :chuckle:  :chuckle:  :chuckle:
: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

 

* Recent Topics

Who drew by dvolmer
[Today at 09:23:00 AM]


2018 Special Permits: Drawing Results by N7XW
[Today at 09:22:28 AM]


washington draw by dvolmer
[Today at 09:21:24 AM]


Broadhead hitting a little high and right by eyesinfront
[Today at 09:19:13 AM]


Wyoming Results! by shanevg
[Today at 09:18:44 AM]


Brought back to life by boneaddict
[Today at 09:13:12 AM]


Budget friendly spotter by fillthefreezer
[Today at 09:11:37 AM]


Bear mauls man involved in Eagle River search for missing hiker by b0bbyg
[Today at 08:55:49 AM]


November 17 buck back from taxi by gunnarnewt
[Today at 08:52:31 AM]


WTB kids quad 80/90 by High Climber
[Today at 08:48:07 AM]


for sale/trade CZ 712 G2 12 GA Semi-auto shotgun (tungsten metal) new $400 by nicz
[Today at 08:42:11 AM]


Oregon Results are beginning to come up by kselkhunter
[Today at 08:38:38 AM]


3 Ways To Modernize Outdoor Brands by Netminder01
[Today at 08:34:05 AM]


The one that got away... by Okanagan
[Today at 08:22:47 AM]


300 BO Build *pics added* by mountainman
[Today at 08:17:54 AM]


Outlawing electrical mountain bikes in Washington? by pianoman9701
[Today at 08:15:08 AM]


Wenatchee WA Fishing Spots by Macs B
[Today at 08:13:55 AM]


Balancing Big Game and Waterfowl by Dhoey07
[Today at 08:12:30 AM]


Bivy? by Macs B
[Today at 08:05:27 AM]