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Title: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on June 16, 2017, 02:59:09 PM
I was trying to come up with some wisecrackin' way to make this post but this is serious bidness, so I just can't do it.
Since yesterday morning I've been on pins and needles feeling like I was going to puke my guts out with anxiety. I opened up my WDFW login and hit the temporary backdoor about 15 times and saw that I wasn't holding any new licenses. That was that new backdoor method that worked for a few minutes. Well I watched a bunch of folks posting on here that they had a license showing for elk or deer or whatever and started to feel like I didn't draw anything. I clicked it one last time and all of a sudden realized that I was in fact holding a new license. Read what it said, decided it couldn't be true, and went back to work with a little bit of the butterflies in my gut. Call it butterflies, call it nausea, call it what you want. A little while later I saw that the special hunts tab had showed up on the WDFW website. Well...it's now or never. I logged back in, went to special hunts and about crapped myself. Couldn't believe what I was seeing.  I drew a permit. A permit I never in a million years expected to draw. Looks like I'll be going mountain goat hunting in the Goat Rocks Wilderness this fall. I still can't believe it. I can't imagine a more quintessential western backpack mountain hunting experience than a mountain goat hunt. And to be doing it in Washington, relatively close to home in an area like the Goat Rocks... I'm beyond amazed at what is coming my way this fall. I've hunted pretty much my whole life. I grew up back east in the Catskill Mountains in upstate NY. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect I'd be mountain goat hunting. I've let the cat out of the bag a little with a few friends and have received more offers to help than I can count already and for that I'll be forever grateful. I'm hoping for an amazing adventure, good times with friends and family and hopefully a nice billy to top off the memories that will be made this fall that will undoubtedly last a lifetime.
Before you guys gang tackle me, I will say that I'm totally thrilled to finally draw an OIL permit but with 9 points, I feel like I drew long before I should have. I feel bad for you guys who have been applying twice as long or more than I have.


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Post by: huntnphool on June 16, 2017, 03:01:40 PM
Congrats Josh, this will be a fun one to follow. :tup:
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Post by: 92xj on June 16, 2017, 03:04:02 PM
Congrats. One of the best places in the world I've been in.
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Post by: 92xj on June 16, 2017, 03:04:24 PM
PS, I hate you
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Post by: Woodchuck on June 16, 2017, 03:06:48 PM
 :chuckle: Congrats man, looking forward to the story.  :tup:
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Post by: vandeman17 on June 16, 2017, 03:07:02 PM
Congrats Josh. That is awesome! Well done
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Post by: DOUBLELUNG on June 16, 2017, 03:09:37 PM
Congrats!  I am happy for you.
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Post by: Rainier10 on June 16, 2017, 03:09:56 PM
Super happy for you.  Can't wait to hear all the details.
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Post by: Mfowl on June 16, 2017, 03:10:12 PM
Congrats! Good luck! And enjoy!
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Post by: jackelope on June 16, 2017, 03:12:05 PM
Oh and by the way, @Timberstalker , the fireworks pic I posted the other day was multi-purpose.

 :chuckle:

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Post by: Timberstalker on June 16, 2017, 03:12:13 PM
Nice Jack!!
I can't wait to see it unfold.  You going to try out the Long Range .25?
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Post by: Timberstalker on June 16, 2017, 03:12:54 PM
Oh and by the way, @Timberstalker , the fireworks pic I posted the other day was multi-purpose.

 :chuckle:

That's good S!  Remember, I have a strong back and a weak mind.  Hint, Hint.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on June 16, 2017, 03:13:51 PM
Nice Jack!!
I can't wait to see it unfold.  You going to try out the Long Range .25?

I think I'll be opting for something a little heavier.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on June 16, 2017, 03:14:27 PM
Thanks for all the kind words. I'm not gonna lie. This whole thing is a little overwhelming.
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Post by: Luckyone on June 16, 2017, 03:19:17 PM
 Congrats!
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Post by: Russ McDonald on June 16, 2017, 03:21:07 PM
Congrats.

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Post by: Southpole on June 16, 2017, 03:25:08 PM
Yay to Gringo31, Rainier10 & Roperfive88 for 2017 prediction of an admin drawing a oil tag  8)
 Congrats on the goat tag too :tup: :tup: :tup:
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Post by: Biggerhammer on June 16, 2017, 03:26:33 PM
WoW!! Congratulations 🎉!!
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Post by: Stein on June 16, 2017, 03:28:13 PM
 Very cool!


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Post by: The scout on June 16, 2017, 03:28:28 PM
Very cool! Top 2 units to draw here, I have seen tons of goats up there while elk hunting. No matter what shape you are in get in better shape. The sky's the limit, if you can hit it hard you could come away with a real trophy goat. Pick Kent @white pass outfitters brain also, his brother lives goats. Give er hell when the time comes :tup:
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Post by: trophyhunt on June 16, 2017, 03:29:36 PM
Wow, congrats Josh!!!!
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Post by: Brushbuster on June 16, 2017, 03:37:10 PM
Glad to see a Hunt Wa member pull such a great tag!! Can't wait to follow along on your adventure. Big congratulations to you!!  :tup:
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Post by: Falcon on June 16, 2017, 03:37:26 PM
Huge congrats.   You will have a hunt of a lifetime.

Lace up the climbing boots :tup:
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Post by: cbond3318 on June 16, 2017, 03:40:22 PM
Congratulations man!   :tup:
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Post by: jackelope on June 16, 2017, 03:53:08 PM
Thank you... I can't wait.
 :yike:
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Post by: Bob33 on June 16, 2017, 04:06:35 PM
And the tale of the journey of a lifetime begins. I'm really thrilled that you have this opportunity and look forward to following along with your adventure. Congratulations.
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Post by: h20hunter on June 16, 2017, 04:08:09 PM
Uh.....kaboom?
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Post by: jackelope on June 16, 2017, 04:08:42 PM
Uh.....kaboom?

Uhh....ya....
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Post by: mp.hunter on June 16, 2017, 04:12:40 PM
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Post by: X-Force on June 16, 2017, 04:13:07 PM
Fall of a lifetime! Congrats cant to follow along
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Post by: dscubame on June 16, 2017, 04:15:27 PM
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Well deserved in my opinion.
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Post by: stew pidasso on June 16, 2017, 04:21:03 PM
Right on man. Do it up.
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Post by: bobcat on June 16, 2017, 04:49:35 PM
Congratulations! That will be a fun hunt for sure. Better get in shape though!

Odds on that were probably something like 1 in 500.
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Post by: Ironhead on June 16, 2017, 04:49:58 PM
Congratulations Josh, looking forward to following along.

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Post by: jackmaster on June 16, 2017, 04:53:39 PM
That is gonna be a blast of a hunt !!! Definetly do that one up !!  Congratulations  :tup:
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Post by: actionshooter on June 16, 2017, 05:06:35 PM
That's awesome!   Super excited that people on the board can share the stories and at the same time...... you suck :)
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Post by: outdooraddict on June 16, 2017, 05:13:41 PM
congrats.  I would recommend kent and his brother too at white pass outfitters.  he packed me in on an elk hunt a few years ago, and I seen a lot of goats, two goat hunters next to us killed theirs and while out from camp enjoying the peacefulness a big billy was hanging out and living by our camp.  if it interests you and can afford a drop camp, id once again call white pass outfitters, he will put you right were you need to be
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Post by: Bigshooter on June 16, 2017, 05:17:23 PM
Congrats. 
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on June 16, 2017, 05:36:47 PM
Congrats man :IBCOOL: Cant wait to see you thump a dandy goat :IBCOOL:
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Post by: Crunchy on June 16, 2017, 06:03:40 PM
Congrats.  Gives me a little hope that I may draw someday. 
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Post by: elkoholic1 on June 16, 2017, 06:10:12 PM
 :tup: :tup:  congrats
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Post by: bowhunterforever on June 16, 2017, 06:16:07 PM
Congrats :tup:
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Post by: Dan-o on June 16, 2017, 06:37:52 PM
Very cool.   

I am truly very happy for you.    :tup:
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Post by: sled on June 16, 2017, 06:50:12 PM
YES!!!!!!
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Post by: ghosthunter on June 16, 2017, 06:58:58 PM
Nice
Good for you.
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Post by: pcal on June 16, 2017, 07:15:07 PM
Take a hike to scout a wknd before your hunt to Coyote Lake.(Lily Lake Trail,clear branch cowlitz river trail.The trail is signed to lost lake at intersection with an old shelter. As there is no maintained trail to coyote you'll have to get a topo map.The yakima cascade horsemen maintained it some years.Set up a scope on the knob between coyote and lost hat lake(north side of lake facing west tword coal ridge).You should see lots of goats.With a partner to help pack out you shouldnt require an outfitter as its only 5 miles from lily lake trailhead and all downhill.I packed out a small blacktail in 1 trip by myself.The pack only weighed 146#s.The wknd that I took that buck I had 2 big billys on a rock outcrop stand above me while I boned out my buck less than 200 yrds from me.This is above the lake on the meadow benches full of deer and elk,too.Brush can hide the brown critters but the goats stand out even with snow patches covering the creeks.For a young heathy guy a scramble up to shooting range  from your spotting hide shouldnt be a problem.Think subalpine like crimpons for traction and figure 8 belay descender,100' rope for getting you and your game down the steep pitches.If you have good boots you might not need the crimpons but your knees will thank you if you have them. I stuffed the meat&head into my pack,threw the doubled  line around an outcrop & descended to the next bench.I then retrieved the line and repeated it til I was back to my camp on the lake.Getting my gear back into the pack took less than an hour and 4 hours to reach the rig at the trailhead. Hope to see your goat pictures posted here.Get it mounted as most of us will never get the chance.
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Post by: Widgeondeke on June 16, 2017, 07:31:48 PM
Bout time you post.
 Made me wait 24+ hours to type Congrats  :tup:  you Jackwagon

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Post by: HUNTINCOUPLE on June 16, 2017, 07:36:46 PM
Congrats Jack!!!!! My old man and his cousins hammered the the goats in the late 60's. Great stories to come. :tup:
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Post by: BoomWhop on June 16, 2017, 08:01:14 PM
Nice to see one the good guys get a great tag. Congrats.  :tup:
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Post by: Halo on June 16, 2017, 08:08:22 PM
Congrats, I had that tag in 2000 and it is an incredible hunt. I would be happy to share what I know from the 100+ miles of boot leather I burned up there scouting and hunting.
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Post by: NRA4LIFE on June 16, 2017, 08:09:45 PM
OMIGOD Josh, that is awesome.  (BTW I have put that table saw to good use, thanks.)  I'm retired now, if you need any help, let me know.  I'm a good pack mule.
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Post by: trophyhunt on June 16, 2017, 08:14:59 PM
Take a hike to scout a wknd before your hunt to Coyote Lake.(Lily Lake Trail,clear branch cowlitz river trail.The trail is signed to lost lake at intersection with an old shelter. As there is no maintained trail to coyote you'll have to get a topo map.The yakima cascade horsemen maintained it some years.Set up a scope on the knob between coyote and lost hat lake(north side of lake facing west tword coal ridge).You should see lots of goats.With a partner to help pack out you shouldnt require an outfitter as its only 5 miles from lily lake trailhead and all downhill.I packed out a small blacktail in 1 trip by myself.The pack only weighed 146#s.The wknd that I took that buck I had 2 big billys on a rock outcrop stand above me while I boned out my buck less than 200 yrds from me.This is above the lake on the meadow benches full of deer and elk,too.Brush can hide the brown critters but the goats stand out even with snow patches covering the creeks.For a young heathy guy a scramble up to shooting range  from your spotting hide shouldnt be a problem.Think subalpine like crimpons for traction and figure 8 belay descender,100' rope for getting you and your game down the steep pitches.If you have good boots you might not need the crimpons but your knees will thank you if you have them. I stuffed the meat&head into my pack,threw the doubled  line around an outcrop & descended to the next bench.I then retrieved the line and repeated it til I was back to my camp on the lake.Getting my gear back into the pack took less than an hour and 4 hours to reach the rig at the trailhead. Hope to see your goat pictures posted here.Get it mounted as most of us will never get the chance.
Josh, I think I'd pm this guy and talk with him! 
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Post by: jackelope on June 16, 2017, 08:27:54 PM
Ya jeez wow. I already can't thank you guys enough. This is going to be DIY. No guides. Nothing against guides, it's just not in my budget at this point. I talked to White Pass Outfitters already. Been bouncing some ideas off of him. Good dude.  Some of you will be getting pm's and phone calls. I can't thank you enough.
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Post by: Jpmiller on June 16, 2017, 08:29:18 PM
Congrats! Hope we can count on you posting scouting and hunt updates.
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Post by: ctwiggs1 on June 16, 2017, 09:02:45 PM
Oh man that's a hunt I wish I could tag along with. Thank God for the internet!  Congrats!
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Post by: NOCK NOCK on June 16, 2017, 09:10:09 PM
Awesome pull Josh, couldn't have happened to a better dude!!  Living vicariously through you on this hunt.
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Post by: Jason on June 16, 2017, 09:38:48 PM
Ya jeez wow. I already can't thank you guys enough. This is going to be DIY. No guides. Nothing against guides, it's just not in my budget at this point. I talked to White Pass Outfitters already. Been bouncing some ideas off of him. Good dude.  Some of you will be getting pm's and phone calls. I can't thank you enough.
Congrats on a great permit  :bow: only wish it was me  :chuckle: but I'm more than happy that it was a good guy from this site that got it and we will be able to see the results.
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Post by: The100Road on June 16, 2017, 09:48:21 PM
Quality Buck blues Muley and now goat???? Can you please PM who you are paying and how much it's going to cost me?  :tup:
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Post by: DaveMonti on June 16, 2017, 09:48:57 PM
Great news Josh!  Hunt of a lifetime!  I'm genuinely happy for you!
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Post by: RB on June 16, 2017, 10:06:09 PM
Right on man that is cool!  8)
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Post by: Lincoln4 on June 16, 2017, 10:33:20 PM
WOW...   :IBCOOL:
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Post by: jackelope on June 16, 2017, 10:36:34 PM
Quality Buck blues Muley and now goat???? Can you please PM who you are paying and how much it's going to cost me?  :tup:
I've been blessed with good luck in the draws. Drew my quality buck permit in the Blues with 4 points in 2010 and killed a nice buck. Got a foothills west whitetail permit in 2013 with 7 points I think and blew it on a nice buck. Now I got this with 9 points. 
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Post by: greenhead_killer on June 16, 2017, 10:58:15 PM
Don't ever apologize for playing the game and winning josh. This is great news. Gives us a chance to live an experience that we might not ever get to personally have. This is just great any way we all look at it. Glad it happened to you. I know you will be kind enough to drag us through this whole experience with you. Best of luck to you. -Jed
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Post by: Todd_ID on June 17, 2017, 12:47:36 AM
Don't ever apologize for playing the game and winning josh. This is great news. Gives us a chance to live an experience that we might not ever get to personally have. This is just great any way we all look at it. Glad it happened to you. I know you will be kind enough to drag us through this whole experience with you. Best of luck to you. -Jed
Great response, and I agree. Josh deserves this tag because he's done as much and more in this state for conservation than most of us have. His hunting ethics will shine throughout this hunt. He'll scout, he'll ask, and he'll beg info.

In the end we'll have a great hunt to relive through his posts. That's all we can ask of a man.
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Post by: bearpaw on June 17, 2017, 12:59:58 AM
Congrats Josh, I'm looking forward to following your adventure!  :tup: :tup: :tup:
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Post by: Eric M on June 17, 2017, 02:08:27 AM
 :yeah:
Congrats Josh, I'm looking forward to following your adventure!  :tup: :tup: :tup:
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Post by: fishngamereaper on June 17, 2017, 05:54:16 AM
 :tup: Awesome...





But hey, seriously if you don't want it I will make you a deal. Ill trade ya 20 pts for it. One time offer, let me know.


 :chuckle:
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Post by: Gringo31 on June 17, 2017, 07:15:15 AM
Congratulations


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Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: bobcat on June 17, 2017, 07:24:44 AM
Alright, I already said congratulations, but I have to say, the title of this thread is wrong- nobody is ever "due" to draw a mountain goat hunt. Doesn't matter if you've been applying for 50 years. That person is no more deserving of a tag than a person applying for the first time. So enjoy your hunt and don't ever feel that someone else was more entitled to the tag than you were.
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Post by: BOWHUNTER45 on June 17, 2017, 07:58:58 AM
Awesome man !!  Be waiting to hear stories about that hunt !
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Post by: 520backyard on June 17, 2017, 08:27:42 AM
Congrats a goat tag is a great hunt!!!.Took a really nice billy out of smith creek unit in 97. My advise is to hunt as much as you can early in your season when there are blue sky days since scoping is a big part of the equation hunting goats. Once the weather changes and socks in, your ability to spot and stalk is drastically reduced.  The older the billy the more yellow tinged they will be, that's what your looking. Good luck on your hunt!
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Post by: Rob on June 17, 2017, 08:35:30 AM
Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy!
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Post by: lokidog on June 17, 2017, 09:12:03 AM
Awesome! Congratulations!
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Post by: elkrack on June 17, 2017, 12:02:40 PM
Congrats on the draw sent you a pm
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Post by: jackelope on June 17, 2017, 12:24:24 PM
Congrats on the draw sent you a pm

Thanks man....right back at you!!
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Post by: Caseyd on June 17, 2017, 12:57:34 PM
Congrats  :o
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Post by: time2hunt on June 17, 2017, 04:54:13 PM
A little teaser and a must for a map. Once again congrats  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170617/93466ad82a60e36f5ba85052df2b3e06.jpg)
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Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: buckcanyonlodge on June 17, 2017, 05:19:01 PM
No goats there anymore....They have re-named it No-Goat Rocks. :hello: :sry: :tup:
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Post by: JimmyHoffa on June 17, 2017, 06:24:23 PM
Wow, congrats Jackelope.  Should be such a great time. 
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Post by: PlateauNDN on June 17, 2017, 06:38:53 PM
Now, when you do the write-up there should be plenty of spacing, time in between posting paragraphs and theatrical story line. When I read it I want to feel as if I was there and it was entertaining. :chuckle: :tup:
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Post by: Pathfinder101 on June 17, 2017, 06:44:41 PM
Congrats Josh, this will be a fun one to follow. :tup:
:yeah:  Glad to hear you drew.   :tup:
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Post by: 257 Wby Mag on June 17, 2017, 09:01:21 PM
Very happy for you Josh, congrats and enjoy the journey..
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Post by: kingfisher360 on June 18, 2017, 01:25:21 AM
Congrats on the tag I sent you a pm my wife drew that tag last year
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Post by: Jpmiller on June 18, 2017, 08:41:55 AM
So you have your first scouting trip planned yet?
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Post by: jackelope on June 18, 2017, 07:50:39 PM
So you have your first scouting trip planned yet?
Probably going to be at least mid July before goat country is accessible from what I've gathered.
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Post by: bugs n bones on June 18, 2017, 07:56:41 PM
Congrats my friend! 8)
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Post by: whacker1 on June 18, 2017, 08:33:50 PM
Congrats
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Post by: et1702 on June 19, 2017, 07:43:04 AM
Awesome Josh, Congrats!  Regarding access, yes, it might be a couple more weeks.  I was down lower in RR area about 1.5 weeks ago and still patches of snow in shady areas down pretty low.  High country still looked pretty socked in.

ET
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Post by: Fl0und3rz on June 19, 2017, 07:47:08 AM
Quote
mountain goat hunting in the Goat Rocks Wilderness this fall. I still can't believe it. I can't imagine a more quintessential western backpack mountain hunting experience than a mountain goat hunt.

Outstanding! Congratulations. I remember hunting up there, back in the day.  Beautiful country.  Best of luck.
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Post by: pianoman9701 on June 19, 2017, 07:50:34 AM
Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy! Congratulations.
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Post by: quadrafire on June 19, 2017, 07:54:41 AM
Dude!!!!! Congrats. That is awesome
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Post by: boneaddict on June 19, 2017, 08:43:25 AM
Congratulations man! 
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Post by: 2MANY on June 19, 2017, 08:50:05 AM
Congrats.
I would recommend studying up on the difference between a big goat and a typical goat.
Billy's have some trade marks that separate them from nannies.
All Billys can look similar.

Just my 2 cents.

Cheers.
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Post by: ian_padron on June 27, 2017, 09:32:03 PM
This will be a fun one to tag along on, good luck!

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Post by: Gringo31 on June 28, 2017, 02:03:12 PM
Still happy knowing how happy you must be....   :tup:
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Post by: jackelope on June 28, 2017, 03:26:26 PM
Just giddy. Thank you!
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Rainier10 on June 28, 2017, 03:44:17 PM
Just giddy. Thank you!
When is the last time you checked results to make sure it hasn't changed?
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Southpole on June 28, 2017, 03:53:45 PM
You shouldn't feel so bad about drawing with low points. Last year my husband drew 1 of 2 quality elk tags in the Teanaway with only 2 points. Don't know how or why that happened but it happened. For a second there I did feel bad for the guys that have been putting in for years, just for a second though. You just have to embrace what you have been gifted. Pour your heart and soul into it the best you know how. Enjoy every tiny moment, from the time you found out you drew to the time you drive back from your trip with a big ol' billy in the back of your rig. Most importantly, keep us entertained with your epic hunt on here, we can't wait either  :tup:
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Elkstuffer on July 01, 2017, 07:36:23 PM
Congratulations Josh!!!!! If it couldn't be me with my 20 points I'm glad it was you with your 9 :chuckle:
Deerthug on here had that tag a few years ago and may be able to provide you some insight also.
Good luck buddy and keep me posted!
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Jackjr on July 01, 2017, 10:30:04 PM
Congratulations!!!!!   Good luck.  I just found out today that I drew a goat tag.   Looked when the results first came out as soon as everything came out and must of missed it.  Opened my mail today from fish and game figuring it was for my cow permit I drew.  And the read I drew a goat permit.  Did not know until today.  I was like how did I misss the selected on my goat app.  17 points but finally got lucky.   
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Timberstalker on July 01, 2017, 10:34:22 PM
That's one helluva surprise.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on July 03, 2017, 08:34:21 AM
A little teaser and a must for a map. Once again congrats  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170617/93466ad82a60e36f5ba85052df2b3e06.jpg)
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Ordered the map. Thanks, man.
Getting close to time to hit some trails and find some goats!
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Rainier10 on July 03, 2017, 04:20:57 PM
Stretch and flex my friend, we are not getting any younger.  Slow and steady.  :tup:
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on July 03, 2017, 05:26:27 PM
Well they weren't kidding.

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Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Timberstalker on July 03, 2017, 05:41:53 PM
Pretty sure I'd hand deliver that bad boy.  :tup:
Congrats again!
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: elkrack on July 03, 2017, 08:42:57 PM
Well they weren't kidding.

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Well you could always forfeit the tag and fill in my name :chuckle:
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: RB on July 05, 2017, 09:51:05 AM
Well they weren't kidding.

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Awesome! I called last year to get mine and the person in Olympia was very good to work with had my tag in hand within a few days and saved a road trip to the capital!
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: baker5150 on July 05, 2017, 10:00:45 AM
So if you don't purchase the tag they will offer it to another applicant?  Has anyone heard of that happening?
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on July 05, 2017, 10:44:26 AM
The interesting part about the whole ...pay by July 31st... thing is, I emailed them a week ago or so asking what I needed to do and they told me once I got that notification in the mail, I had 10 days to pay for the tag. Now I have that letter and it says July 31. It doesn't matter to me in my case, it'll be paid for this week, but I'm not sure if one hand knows what the other is doing down there.

I've not heard of any other applicants get offered an unclaimed tag, ever.
 
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Skyvalhunter on July 05, 2017, 12:07:51 PM
All those that drew, good luck and hope everything goes well. Here I sit with 2 handfuls of points, could have bought a new rifle by now.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: RB on July 05, 2017, 06:28:31 PM
The interesting part about the whole ...pay by July 31st... thing is, I emailed them a week ago or so asking what I needed to do and they told me once I got that notification in the mail, I had 10 days to pay for the tag. Now I have that letter and it says July 31. It doesn't matter to me in my case, it'll be paid for this week, but I'm not sure if one hand knows what the other is doing down there.

I've not heard of any other applicants get offered an unclaimed tag, ever.


Yeah it was super easy to buy over the phone. The only suggestion I made to them and the biologist is, it would be nice if they had a nicer tag rather than just a cheesy print out like a Deer, Elk, Bear, or cougar tag. I think it would awesome if they were old style printed on a separate paper that looked official and meant more than just any other tag. This will be an awesome experience enjoy!
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: mburrows on July 05, 2017, 08:27:06 PM
Tagging along. Good luck!
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: 280ackley on July 05, 2017, 09:11:09 PM
 :yeah:
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: rosscrazyelk on July 25, 2017, 07:30:10 PM
I am behind in the times. Congrats on the draw.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on July 26, 2017, 11:34:17 AM

First scouting trip planned. Overnighting 8/6-8/7. Hopefully I get some good pics and find the one.
 :yike:
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Miles on July 26, 2017, 11:43:35 AM

First scouting trip planned. Overnighting 8/6-8/7. Hopefully I get some good pics and find the one.
 :yike:


 :tup:   Take lots of pictures!
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Southpole on July 26, 2017, 11:58:23 AM

First scouting trip planned. Overnighting 8/6-8/7. Hopefully I get some good pics and find the one.
 :yike:


 :tup:   Take lots of pictures!
:yeah: How exciting!!
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: ghostshell on July 27, 2017, 10:12:40 PM
not sure why you posted long befor due? anyone who trashes anyone on a draw of any oil tag needs better things to think about. i would be happy for anyone drawing with 1 point. it is part of a lottery.... congrats and have fun.........
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Jpmiller on July 28, 2017, 06:33:41 AM

First scouting trip planned. Overnighting 8/6-8/7. Hopefully I get some good pics and find the one.
 :yike:

And on your way back to the truck find a bear.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: 2MANY on July 28, 2017, 07:57:26 AM
Truck??

You mean your not planning to ride your bike to the trail head to get in goat shape. :)
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on July 28, 2017, 08:21:25 AM

First scouting trip planned. Overnighting 8/6-8/7. Hopefully I get some good pics and find the one.
 :yike:

And on your way back to the truck find a bear.

I think I'll be a week too early to do that.

 

Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jagermiester on July 28, 2017, 09:38:28 AM
Tag
So cool for you I hope it is everything that you have dreamed of.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: quadrafire on August 03, 2017, 10:02:41 AM

First scouting trip planned. Overnighting 8/6-8/7. Hopefully I get some good pics and find the one.
 :yike:
Better come home rested, big day on the 8th.... :tup:
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on August 07, 2017, 05:57:12 PM
Scouting trip #1 is in the books. Wow. What an amazing place. Saw some goats and saw some amazing country. Can't wait to go back.

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Breaking out into the big views.

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More to come later. Gotta go have a burger and a beer. I deserve it.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Alan K on August 07, 2017, 06:03:19 PM
 :tup:
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on August 07, 2017, 10:33:50 PM
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Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on August 07, 2017, 10:36:23 PM
First goat sightings in the basin we spent the night in last night.

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Camp for the night.

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Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on August 07, 2017, 10:38:58 PM
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Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Special T on August 07, 2017, 10:39:35 PM
Make sure to piss on flat rocks where you have been and seen them. It will draw them like moths to a flame!

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Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on August 07, 2017, 10:39:43 PM
Capped it all off with some tacos and a couple of these:

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Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: carpsniperg2 on August 08, 2017, 12:05:27 AM
Good stuff
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Post by: bowhunterforever on August 08, 2017, 02:01:18 AM
Awesome looking country :tup:
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Post by: Timberstalker on August 08, 2017, 05:31:40 AM
Wow, good stuff Jackelope.  :tup:
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Post by: bearpaw on August 08, 2017, 06:12:59 AM
that's some nice country  :tup:
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Jpmiller on August 08, 2017, 06:14:07 AM
Feeling encouraged? Looks like a good trip.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Skyvalhunter on August 08, 2017, 06:31:50 AM
As a FYI if you happen to bend or break those Black Diamond hiking poles you can purchase sections of them. I have bent and broke a few.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: lord grizzly on August 08, 2017, 06:39:21 AM
should be a pretty short hunt. man I miss that country
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: quadrafire on August 08, 2017, 08:06:59 AM
I can't tell from the pics, but is that a big herd of goats?
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: cbond3318 on August 08, 2017, 08:21:08 AM
Awesome country!
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on August 08, 2017, 08:31:51 AM
As a FYI if you happen to bend or break those Black Diamond hiking poles you can purchase sections of them. I have bent and broke a few.

That's my sister in law's bent pole. She bent it on the AT last month and hasn't contacted them yet. My Eastons are still straight LOL.

I can't tell from the pics, but is that a big herd of goats?

Yeah, there's about 40-ish nannies and kids just below the rock face straight up from my left foot.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: dscubame on August 08, 2017, 08:40:14 AM
That is so damn cool!!
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: idaho guy on August 17, 2017, 10:27:52 AM
awesome country! good for you on the tag mountain goat is the last animail on my bucket list I have not been able to get.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on August 17, 2017, 10:35:38 AM
Thank you. I've got a ways to go to catch up I guess!!

I've got a couple more weekends of family stuff to handle then I'll be back out looking again. Hard to believe I can be mountain goat hunting in a month. I do plan to wait a while for them to hair up and will probably hunt in early October.


Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: idaho guy on August 17, 2017, 11:13:13 AM
 :tup:
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: 2MANY on August 17, 2017, 11:51:03 AM

Looks like fun.

It goes without saying but dat dare country will be a little cooler in October.
Be prepared.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on August 17, 2017, 11:54:33 AM

Looks like fun.

It goes without saying but dat dare country will be a little cooler in October.
Be prepared.

Something I've put a lot of time into thinking about. I think I'm good from a gear standpoint. I do worry a little about early season snow, but maybe I'm overthinking it.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: carpsniperg2 on August 17, 2017, 11:59:07 AM
What are you thinking for a mount if you get a nice goat with good hair? Are you going to do a shoulder or a half or full body mount?
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: blackveltbowhunter on August 17, 2017, 12:11:08 PM

Looks like fun.

It goes without saying but dat dare country will be a little cooler in October.
Be prepared.

Something I've put a lot of time into thinking about. I think I'm good from a gear standpoint. I do worry a little about early season snow, but maybe I'm overthinking it.

Except for access, I would take snow over rain in that country, but you are wise to wait IMHO.  :tup:
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on August 17, 2017, 12:18:53 PM
What are you thinking for a mount if you get a nice goat with good hair? Are you going to do a shoulder or a half or full body mount?

Well....that's a tough one at this point. Shoulder pedestal is what I'm thinking, but we're gearing up for a new house, so the goat may end up euro'd for now with the cape taxidermy tanned. Once we get the new place, then decide on the mount so I know which way I want it facing, form, etc. Hopefully that makes sense.


Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Jpmiller on August 17, 2017, 12:28:00 PM
Is it that much more to get the whole hide tanned as opposed to just the cape? You can make a spot for a full.body mountain goat a criteria for the new place lol.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: RB on August 17, 2017, 12:31:14 PM
I am having a half mount done with mine, when talking with the taxidermist a full mount is like adding a love seat to your living area, half mount I will be able to hang on the wall and take up less floor space.

 :twocents:
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: carpsniperg2 on August 17, 2017, 12:44:39 PM
What are you thinking for a mount if you get a nice goat with good hair? Are you going to do a shoulder or a half or full body mount?

Well....that's a tough one at this point. Shoulder pedestal is what I'm thinking, but we're gearing up for a new house, so the goat may end up euro'd for now with the cape taxidermy tanned. Once we get the new place, then decide on the mount so I know which way I want it facing, form, etc. Hopefully that makes sense.

Yeah it does indeed.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: fillthefreezer on August 17, 2017, 01:02:30 PM
Something I've put a lot of time into thinking about. I think I'm good from a gear standpoint. I do worry a little about early season snow, but maybe I'm overthinking it.
you should be fine on that end, cold glassing sessions would be more my worry
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Jonathan_S on August 17, 2017, 01:33:12 PM
It's getting so close! Thanks for all the pictures Jackelope. Good to know these goat tags really exist
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Post by: Jpmiller on August 17, 2017, 01:38:23 PM
It's getting so close! Thanks for all the pictures Jackelope. Good to know these goat tags really exist

They might not exist. Wdfw could have just given him one knowing he would post about it on here and this get us all re energized about goat hunting and continue pouring our dollars into the draw.....
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Post by: lewy on August 17, 2017, 02:24:08 PM
Beautiful country! What a great draw, I'm jealous!
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Post by: Tschaefer72 on August 17, 2017, 02:43:02 PM
Thanks for the pictures and update. That country is amazing. Cheering you on in this hunt!
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: NRA4LIFE on August 17, 2017, 02:53:48 PM
Go get him Josh.  Can't wait to see the results.  Congrats on that tag.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on August 17, 2017, 02:57:08 PM
I am having a half mount done with mine, when talking with the taxidermist a full mount is like adding a love seat to your living area, half mount I will be able to hang on the wall and take up less floor space.

 :twocents:

I've looked at a few full body mounts. They're really big. I mean...enormous. I don't have near the room for that.
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Post by: Holg3107 on August 17, 2017, 03:02:39 PM
Good luck Jackelope!

As far as mounts go for me I think a goat rug is about as cool as they come! Also the most flexible as far as displaying, but there are lots of options, just thought id throw that into the mix as its not as popular as a half or full mount.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on August 17, 2017, 03:13:13 PM
Actually thought real hard about a rug. If I kill a goat and the conditions are right, I might skin him out for a rug. We'll see where he's at and what kind of hair he's got when I put my hands on him and go from there.
It's a consideration for sure.


Thanks for all the kind words and good wishes. I can't believe it's so close to happening.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Skillet on August 17, 2017, 03:24:40 PM
Friend here in Sitka has a mountain goat rug.  Really cool, can be moved easily, put away easily or displayed in several ways. 

Good luck Josh, look forward to following your hunt.

 :tup:
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Todd_ID on September 15, 2017, 12:00:08 PM
Got one down yet? It's opening day!
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on September 15, 2017, 12:17:40 PM
Got one down yet? It's opening day!

Not yet...waiting on hair to grow. I want an abominable snowman looking goat.
 
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Rob on September 15, 2017, 12:52:18 PM
Any issues with the fires?
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on September 16, 2017, 11:40:52 AM
Any issues with the fires?

Can't believe you said that out loud.


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Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on September 16, 2017, 11:41:12 AM
Any issues with the fires?

Can't believe you said that out loud.


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Really, no issues at this time.


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Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: bearpaw on September 16, 2017, 12:03:43 PM
Are you going to wait till mid/late October?
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Post by: Jpmiller on September 16, 2017, 12:37:54 PM
Any issues with the fires?

Can't believe you said that out loud.


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Really, no issues at this time.


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You better that blaze in your signature out before it starts another one!
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on September 16, 2017, 01:54:45 PM
Are you going to wait till mid/late October?

Early October.


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Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Rob on September 18, 2017, 08:04:51 AM
Any issues with the fires?

Can't believe you said that out loud.


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Really, no issues at this time.


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Cool.  I flew home from San Jose last Wednesday and there must have been 40 fires between Northern California and Portland. 

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Post by: huntnphool on September 18, 2017, 09:04:39 AM
Good plan Josh. :tup:
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Post by: X-Force on September 18, 2017, 10:57:15 AM
Are you going to wait till mid/late October?

Early October.


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Great time to be up there.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: 92xj on September 20, 2017, 09:15:24 AM
Prepping for snow?
It's white up there right now.
I know you hate floorless, but a floorless with a stove might save your comfort up there.
If you need/want, you can borrow my megatarp with titanium stove...
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on September 20, 2017, 11:23:03 AM
Prepping for snow?
It's white up there right now.
I know you hate floorless, but a floorless with a stove might save your comfort up there.
If you need/want, you can borrow my megatarp with titanium stove...

Thanks for the offer, but I'm going to use my own stuff. I'm good with a little less comfort. I have the floorless option as well but no stove. It's in the works though.
Looks like some warm weather coming in after this snap. Only a couple inches of snow predicted then upper 30's at night and mid to upper 50's during the day early next week. I got a picture of the snow in the rocks.. it's pretty amazingly beautiful. It's not my photo to share otherwise I'd post it up.

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Post by: 92xj on September 20, 2017, 11:48:54 AM
Roger that.
But if you get in a pinch, let me know, you're more than welcome, even just the stove.
It is looking amazing up there. Got a few pictures just before the front moved in with clear blue sky.
Good luck!
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on September 20, 2017, 12:24:38 PM
Roger that.
But if you get in a pinch, let me know, you're more than welcome, even just the stove.
It is looking amazing up there. Got a few pictures just before the front moved in with clear blue sky.
Good luck!

Will do, and I really appreciate the offer!

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Post by: The scout on September 20, 2017, 06:55:57 PM
got a foot of snow up in the goat country right now, hopefully it will melt off quick so they stay up high
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Post by: Wacenturion on September 20, 2017, 07:39:53 PM
Good luck Jackelope! 
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Post by: trophyhunt on September 27, 2017, 10:59:36 AM
I think your smart for waiting for a better hide, it must be killing you to not get up there!!  Good luck Josh!
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Rainier10 on September 27, 2017, 11:00:03 AM
A little motivational talk from the past as a refresher for you.  "Never give up"

As I said a few times, congrats to your daughter and to you too, Rick. Just wanted to share this exchange I had with Rick's daughter texting me on her dad's phone while he was driving to the cabin Friday night. There was a lot of joking around about her needing a pet rabbit and stuff, but then she got down to business. I thought you folks would like this exchange. I'm the green messages and she's the gray ones.

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Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on September 27, 2017, 04:01:54 PM
A little motivational talk from the past as a refresher for you.  "Never give up"

As I said a few times, congrats to your daughter and to you too, Rick. Just wanted to share this exchange I had with Rick's daughter texting me on her dad's phone while he was driving to the cabin Friday night. There was a lot of joking around about her needing a pet rabbit and stuff, but then she got down to business. I thought you folks would like this exchange. I'm the green messages and she's the gray ones.

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Hot damn. I loved that conversation with the kid.
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Post by: bearpaw on September 27, 2017, 04:08:19 PM
I think your smart for waiting for a better hide, it must be killing you to not get up there!!  Good luck Josh!

I agree, long hair is awesome on goats!  :tup:
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Post by: Gringo31 on September 28, 2017, 08:08:07 AM
Absolutely! 
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Post by: jackelope on October 01, 2017, 06:56:28 PM
Just came back from an amazing First hunting weekend in the goat rocks. Intended to stay another day but Mother Nature had other ideas. Hiked in Friday night a few miles in the dark and set up camp with fillthefreezer. Got up Saturday morning to socked in views of nothing and rain/snow. With no visibility we sat tight till about noon.  Decided to take a walk and fill out water bladders at least. Ended up running into s couple hikers who said they saw some goats a couple miles up the trail so  we decided to go for it and see if we could turn them up. We eventually found them but no big billy in the group. It was cool to see them and I was relieved to discover theyíre not completely invisible in a snow covered environment. Had them at 150 yards but the little billy was just too young so we let him walk. Headed back to camp in a white out with I donít know how hard the wind was blowing but it was pretty dang hard. Our quick walk to fill up our water supply ended up 7.5 miles RT. Made it back to camp only to find my tent crushed under a crap ton of wet snow. Hereís a few pics.

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We turned in for the night only to have to clear snow buildup from the tent 4-5 times during the night. Woke up this morning and found zero visibility and it wouldnít stop snowing. Gave it a few hours and with no improvement we packed it in a day early and made for the Blue Spruce and a welcome bacon cheeseburger and a couple IPAís. 

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Sorry for not posting pics of a dead billy. Hopefully the bacon cheeseburger gets you by until my next update. What a great time in the mountains. Canít thank fillthefreezer enough. Heís an animal in the mountains.

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Post by: Timberstalker on October 01, 2017, 07:16:42 PM
Nice.  Looking forward to your next trip.
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Post by: h20hunter on October 01, 2017, 07:16:57 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: Pinetar on October 01, 2017, 07:20:01 PM
Looks like fun! Good luck next time out
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Post by: jstone on October 01, 2017, 07:21:34 PM
Great pictures sounds like a blast good luck
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Post by: quadrafire on October 01, 2017, 07:41:05 PM
Whoop. Go get em!!!
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Post by: X-Force on October 01, 2017, 11:35:47 PM
Hopefully the weather cooperates next time.
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Post by: CaNINE on October 02, 2017, 07:38:43 AM
I've been patiently waiting for this hunt to unfold. Following along. Hopefully the weather will open up this week for you.
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Post by: fishngamereaper on October 02, 2017, 08:12:43 AM
Enjoy the ride..It would be no fun to whack one and be done on the first trip.
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Post by: Bob33 on October 02, 2017, 08:20:09 AM
DIY hunts are awesome. The memories will last a lifetime, especially knowing you earned it the old fashioned way.

Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: jackelope on October 02, 2017, 08:30:10 AM
Hereís a couple quick videos. The wind was a whipping!!



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Post by: JLS on October 02, 2017, 08:38:47 AM
Thanks for the update.  Wish I lived closer, I'd give you a hand/set of eyes/pair of legs.  Goats actually stand out pretty good in the snow, particularly in the sun.  Different shades of white.

The Cliffhanger has good burgers too.
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Post by: jackelope on October 02, 2017, 08:43:59 AM
This is the little billy I didnít shoot.



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Post by: jackelope on October 02, 2017, 08:45:10 AM
Family group. Well, part of them.



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Post by: lokidog on October 02, 2017, 09:02:57 AM
I don't believe all of this, it was cold stuff, sounds like a nice crackling fire in the background of your videos.....   :chuckle:   :chuckle:

We were down a lot lower and it was 35 degrees plus a strong wind on the west side of the ridges, so I'm sure it was worse up there.  Good luck
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Post by: boneaddict on October 02, 2017, 12:58:47 PM
Nothing like a good plop of that wet snow down the back of your neck to wake you up.   Brrrrr.  Good stuff.
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Post by: Gringo31 on October 02, 2017, 01:09:38 PM
Good news is that this experience is still in front of you and not behind you.  The hunt, anticipation......is where it's at.


Good Luck!  Soak it all in!  (no pun intended)
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Post by: fillthefreezer on October 03, 2017, 10:51:52 AM
quick video i threw together from the weekend. hope you guys enjoy.

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Post by: tlbradford on October 03, 2017, 10:54:36 AM
Sideways snow!  Sure looks like a goat hunt to me.  I will enjoy following along with the hunt.  Best of luck Josh.
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Post by: jackelope on October 03, 2017, 11:07:59 AM
quick video i threw together from the weekend. hope you guys enjoy.


That music is majestic. Thanks again, bro.
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Post by: jstone on October 03, 2017, 11:40:43 AM
Keep the vids coming
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Post by: Gringo31 on October 03, 2017, 12:43:28 PM
Do I want to know what the pink slippers are about?
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Post by: PlateauNDN on October 03, 2017, 12:49:52 PM
Pink shorts from 1 member and now pink slippers? What's next. :dunno: :chuckle:
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Post by: jackelope on October 03, 2017, 01:14:54 PM
Do I want to know what the pink slippers are about?

Pink shorts from 1 member and now pink slippers? What's next. :dunno: :chuckle:

fillthefreezer's Baffin booties  I bet.
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Post by: jackelope on October 03, 2017, 01:34:07 PM
I don't see any pink slippers. Maybe his foot beds?
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Post by: Caseyd on October 08, 2017, 10:22:13 PM
That wasnít you flown out this weekend I hope Josh  :yike:
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Post by: Rainier10 on October 09, 2017, 08:38:30 AM
That wasnít you flown out this weekend I hope Josh  :yike:
No he was not out hunting goats this weekend.
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Post by: Timberstalker on October 09, 2017, 08:59:16 AM
That wasnít you flown out this weekend I hope Josh  :yike:

Negative, the guy was 55 years old. 
Pretty sure Jackelope is far older.



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Post by: Jason on October 09, 2017, 09:24:04 AM
That wasnít you flown out this weekend I hope Josh  :yike:

Negative, the guy was 55 years old. 
Pretty sure Jackelope is far older.



 :chuckle:
:bow: :bow:
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Post by: jackelope on October 09, 2017, 10:21:18 AM
That wasn’t you flown out this weekend I hope Josh  :yike:

Negative, the guy was 55 years old. 
Pretty sure Jackelope is far older.



 :chuckle:

Thanks man....
I didn't kill a goat yet but I made a new friend.
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Post by: Timberstalker on October 09, 2017, 10:24:16 AM
 :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

Ha.  You're gonna kill a dandy.  Can't wait to see this unfold. :tup:
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Post by: PlateauNDN on October 09, 2017, 11:53:33 AM
Looks like you're becoming a little to friendly with them goats. :bdid: that wasn't a date was it? :chuckle:
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Post by: deerhunter_98520 on October 09, 2017, 06:59:35 PM
I walked into this thread at the wrong time  :chuckle:
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Post by: 92xj on October 12, 2017, 06:11:42 AM
Hope you're not on the road right now heading up, looks like today is going to be brutal up top, High of 30 Low of 20 8" of snow and 22mph winds.  Though Friday evening through Monday looks perfect! 
Good luck if you're heading out.  Cant wait to see and read more of the story.
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Post by: Katmai Guy on October 12, 2017, 07:48:46 AM
Jackalope, gitter done, never know when you wont be able to get to em. :chuckle:
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Post by: jackelope on October 12, 2017, 08:18:04 AM
Hoping for a dead goat some time in the next 5 days.
 :)
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Post by: Widgeondeke on October 12, 2017, 08:27:18 AM
Hoping for a dead goat some time in the next 5 days.
 :)


 :yeah:     :tup:   

hope to get a text in the next 5 days
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Post by: Timberstalker on October 12, 2017, 08:31:04 AM
Been thinking it's getting close!  Can't wait to see what you drum up!
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Post by: jackelope on October 12, 2017, 09:50:55 AM
Been thinking it's getting close!  Can't wait to see what you drum up!

At this point, it's getting complicated logistically. I'm hoping to drum up a mature billy. Snow is a thing and getting me snowed out makes me really, really nervous.
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Post by: 92xj on October 12, 2017, 10:04:56 AM
I'm clearly envious and living vicariously through you, wishing I was on that mountain with the challenges ahead.  I wish you the best and the best luck you can be granted!
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Post by: PlateauNDN on October 12, 2017, 10:06:23 AM
The clock is ticking. Better see a dead goat in the next 5 days.
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on October 12, 2017, 10:11:56 AM
Been thinking it's getting close!  Can't wait to see what you drum up!

At this point, it's getting complicated logistically. I'm hoping to drum up a mature billy. Snow is a thing and getting me snowed out makes me really, really nervous.

Getting snowed out early this year is s real possibility. Where is all this global warming.  :chuckle:
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Post by: 2MANY on October 12, 2017, 10:17:05 AM
Been thinking it's getting close!  Can't wait to see what you drum up!

At this point, it's getting complicated logistically. I'm hoping to drum up a mature billy. Snow is a thing and getting me snowed out makes me really, really nervous.

Jack,
You might want to consider calling Kent.
He might be able to get you in position for a couple of days.
He might have accommodations up there he and you could use between muzzy and riffle.
He knows where a Billy is.
Just a thought.
No regrets.
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Post by: PlateauNDN on October 12, 2017, 10:18:57 AM
I don't know why he's worried. :dunno: hes a billionaire mod, he could just take his chopper to the top and get dropped off and flown out after he's had his team of "moss back guides" cut and pack out his billy. :chuckle:
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Post by: Timberstalker on October 12, 2017, 10:22:57 AM
Been thinking it's getting close!  Can't wait to see what you drum up!

At this point, it's getting complicated logistically. I'm hoping to drum up a mature billy. Snow is a thing and getting me snowed out makes me really, really nervous.

Understandable.  As mentioned, this system looks like a squall, then solid weather for a bit.
It will all pan out.
 :tup:
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Post by: jackelope on October 12, 2017, 10:24:59 AM
I'm feeling really good about the next 4 days. I'll be up where the goats live when the weather breaks. Hoping it all comes together this weekend. Mother Nature has really put the screws to the Goat Rocks tagholders this year. Feeling like this will be a good weekend for us.
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Post by: lokidog on October 12, 2017, 10:30:07 AM
Get a nice one!
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Post by: 2MANY on October 12, 2017, 10:55:41 AM
Aim for the white hair.
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Post by: jackelope on October 12, 2017, 10:58:06 AM
Aim for the white hair.

Aim small, miss small!!
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Post by: ctwiggs1 on October 12, 2017, 11:01:44 AM
Make it happen - we're all pulling for ya man.  This is your year! :tup:
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Post by: Gringo31 on October 12, 2017, 11:41:26 AM
Best of Luck!

Should be some better hair on them by now....
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Post by: cohoho on October 12, 2017, 01:42:51 PM
Good luck Josh!
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on October 12, 2017, 02:16:05 PM
GL man
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Post by: jackelope on October 12, 2017, 02:22:50 PM
Thanks guys. I'll update ASAP. Leaving here tomorrow morning...figured I'd wait till the weather breaks to hike in.
 

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Post by: h20hunter on October 12, 2017, 02:25:04 PM
Get sum
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Post by: X-Force on October 12, 2017, 02:34:14 PM
Good luck. Hopefully the fog pushes out and you can see up there.
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Post by: SkookumHntr on October 12, 2017, 02:45:40 PM
Good luck man!!
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Post by: trophyhunt on October 12, 2017, 04:26:14 PM
Good luck Josh, Give them hell!
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Post by: Whitenuckles on October 12, 2017, 05:22:15 PM
The best of luck bud!! Can't wait to hear your story.
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Post by: DOUBLELUNG on October 12, 2017, 05:47:08 PM
Get some!
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Post by: Elkstuffer on October 12, 2017, 07:20:00 PM
Good luck Josh!!!! Let me know if you get in a jam.
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Post by: jstone on October 13, 2017, 04:20:17 PM
Good luck can't wait for the story and pictures
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Post by: jmscon on October 13, 2017, 05:34:11 PM
Good luck, hope all the pieces fall into place!
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Post by: jackelope on October 15, 2017, 07:36:01 PM
Well sorry to say that Iím still holding a goat tag.  Queez, one of the other tag holders and I spent the weekend up there. Itís sketchy. Probably close to 3í of snow and super difficult getting around. Spent a bunch of time today trying to will a nice billy off the top of the ridge by camp but no dice. Iím grateful to have been able to spend some time in some very Beautiful country. A goat at this point would be icing on the cake. Enjoy some pics. Sorry that there is not a pic of a dead billy.

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Thereís a couple goats up on that ridge.
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Trekking pole for depth reference. Fully extended for me. Iím 6í4Ē
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I might be almost dead in this rare Josh selfie.
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There are worse places to spend a weekend.
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Post by: jackelope on October 15, 2017, 07:38:04 PM
Hereís the goats. Nanny down low in the blue circle. We had a hard time deciding if she was in fact a nanny until we watched her squat to pee. She was biiiggggg.  The billy stayed up on the ridge top just below that rock face the whole time.

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Post by: ctwiggs1 on October 15, 2017, 07:40:24 PM
Just means that Billy is going to be that much sweeter of an experience.  Thanks for the update! :tup:
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Post by: jackelope on October 15, 2017, 08:05:45 PM
If things go right, Queez is going to kill him. Heís still up there now.


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Post by: Jpmiller on October 15, 2017, 08:07:06 PM
You got another trip on the schedule?
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Post by: jackelope on October 15, 2017, 08:08:05 PM
In the works as I type this.


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Post by: time2hunt on October 15, 2017, 08:16:56 PM
Were you and ryan able to make it to Hawkeye point or just to deep


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Post by: jackelope on October 15, 2017, 09:06:26 PM
Were you and ryan able to make it to Hawkeye point or just to deep


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Post by: PlateauNDN on October 15, 2017, 10:54:14 PM
 :yike: :yike: :yike: no dead billy?!??!?!!?  :bash: :bash: :bash:

 :chuckle:
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Post by: trophyhunt on October 16, 2017, 06:26:28 AM
You need my snowmobile??
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Post by: time2hunt on October 16, 2017, 07:12:43 AM
What Jackelope and queez need is for people that are deer and elk hunting in the rimrock unit to keep a eye open for them. 👍


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Post by: trophyhunt on October 16, 2017, 07:13:44 AM
What Jackelope and queez need is for people that are deer and elk hunting in the rimrock unit to keep a eye open for them. 👍


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Post by: jackelope on October 16, 2017, 07:18:34 AM
You need my snowmobile??

I've only been in the wilderness so far so no snowmobiles. I do appreciate it though.

What Jackelope and queez need is for people that are deer and elk hunting in the rimrock unit to keep a eye open for them. 👍


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Thanks dude. That would be great.
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Post by: PlateauNDN on October 16, 2017, 08:35:33 AM
Wasn't there a story posted last year or 2 yrs ago of a guy that had this same tag and ended up killing a nice billy next to rimrock lake??? Boated to it and loaded whole.
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Post by: jackelope on October 16, 2017, 08:44:07 AM
Wasn't there a story posted last year or 2 yrs ago of a guy that had this same tag and ended up killing a nice billy next to rimrock lake??? Boated to it and loaded whole.

A guy killed one off of a lake. Beached his boat, got out and killed him. Maybe it was Walupt Lake?

combs338 is his handle. Only reason I know that is because I was just looking at his thread.
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Post by: quadrafire on October 16, 2017, 09:23:42 AM
You have snowshoes Josh?
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Post by: jackelope on October 16, 2017, 09:51:26 AM
You have snowshoes Josh?

I have snowshoes, but they don't do any good in the cliffs.
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Post by: quadrafire on October 16, 2017, 10:05:11 AM
You have snowshoes Josh?

I have snowshoes, but they don't do any good in the cliffs.
Ahhh...Good point.
Ice Axe maybe? :chuckle:
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Post by: Katmai Guy on October 16, 2017, 10:12:27 AM
Are the goats still up in the snow or do they come down and get in the trees once snow covers the rocks?  Goodluck Jackalope, hate to see people get drawn for something like this and not harvest.
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Post by: trophyhunt on October 16, 2017, 10:17:36 AM
Are the goats still up in the snow or do they come down and get in the trees once snow covers the rocks?  Goodluck Jackalope, hate to see people get drawn for something like this and not harvest.
not sure, but my wife's uncle killed his goat in waist high snow.  I think waiting will get him a much better coat, he will fill his tag!
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on October 16, 2017, 10:20:15 AM
Parachute in with snow skies, kill it ski out👍.
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Post by: Southpole on October 16, 2017, 10:43:02 AM
Parachute in with snow skies, kill it ski out👍.
Bond... James Bond
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Post by: jackelope on October 16, 2017, 12:30:47 PM
Are the goats still up in the snow or do they come down and get in the trees once snow covers the rocks?  Goodluck Jackalope, hate to see people get drawn for something like this and not harvest.

The goats were in the highest parts of the ridges in all the snow.
One of the pics I posted has some circles I drew on them...those are goats. I know you can't see them in the pics but that's where they were.
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Post by: ctwiggs1 on October 16, 2017, 12:33:25 PM
Parachute in with snow skies, kill it ski out👍.

If you don't take this idea seriously, then you don't take OIL seriously.  Just sayin'
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Post by: jackelope on October 16, 2017, 12:39:28 PM
Are the goats still up in the snow or do they come down and get in the trees once snow covers the rocks?  Goodluck Jackalope, hate to see people get drawn for something like this and not harvest.
not sure, but my wife's uncle killed his goat in waist high snow.  I think waiting will get him a much better coat, he will fill his tag!

The goats are carrying pretty amazing coats right now.
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Post by: Bob33 on October 16, 2017, 12:39:38 PM
I'm cold just looking at those photos.

Good luck. Hopefully there will be some weather breaks that allow you to get closer.
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Post by: jackelope on October 16, 2017, 12:41:19 PM
Are the goats still up in the snow or do they come down and get in the trees once snow covers the rocks?  Goodluck Jackalope, hate to see people get drawn for something like this and not harvest.

The goats were in the highest parts of the ridges in all the snow.
One of the pics I posted has some circles I drew on them...those are goats. I know you can't see them in the pics but that's where they were.

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Post by: boneaddict on October 16, 2017, 01:32:01 PM
Im guessing most are timbered bound soon if not already.   I know you are watching the pending weather coming in. :yike:   That's some cool (no pun intended) hunting.   
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: PlateauNDN on October 16, 2017, 01:34:26 PM
Wasn't there a story posted last year or 2 yrs ago of a guy that had this same tag and ended up killing a nice billy next to rimrock lake??? Boated to it and loaded whole.

A guy killed one off of a lake. Beached his boat, got out and killed him. Maybe it was Walupt Lake?

combs338 is his handle. Only reason I know that is because I was just looking at his thread.


Thats the 1 I was thinking of.

Take the HW corporate black super-secret-covert-James bond black hawk and parachute in. I think you should quit with the above 1st world elitist problem and get'er done.

All you have to do is shoot and your super-ultra-high-paid guides can figure out how to get your goat down. :chuckle:
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Jpmiller on October 16, 2017, 01:49:01 PM
Wasn't there a story posted last year or 2 yrs ago of a guy that had this same tag and ended up killing a nice billy next to rimrock lake??? Boated to it and loaded whole.

A guy killed one off of a lake. Beached his boat, got out and killed him. Maybe it was Walupt Lake?

combs338 is his handle. Only reason I know that is because I was just looking at his thread.


Thats the 1 I was thinking of.

Take the HW corporate black super-secret-covert-James bond black hawk and parachute in. I think you should quit with the above 1st world elitist problem and get'er done.

All you have to do is shoot and your super-ultra-high-paid guides can figure out how to get your goat down. :chuckle:

I think I read once to trick to bagging a goat is to head into the woods without your weapon? Just make sure there's someone around to lend you theirs  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Special T on October 16, 2017, 02:02:21 PM
When I was taking Scouts climbing in the Olympics I would have everyone :pee: on rocks. Find a nice flat one and you'll bait them right in with the smell of salt. Worked like a champ for me.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: PlateauNDN on October 16, 2017, 02:29:40 PM
 :chuckle:
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: jackelope on October 16, 2017, 02:31:01 PM
I tried that on a couple rocks at camp when we were weathered in a few weeks ago since we couldn't see more than 100'. Didn't work.
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Timberstalker on October 16, 2017, 04:08:13 PM
Wow, best of luck Josh.  I hope this all works out.

 :tup:
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Kit Carson on October 16, 2017, 04:35:39 PM
Good luck in your adventure!  :tup:
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: fillthefreezer on October 16, 2017, 05:23:39 PM
this hunt is long from over.  :tup:
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Special T on October 16, 2017, 05:27:27 PM
I tried that on a couple rocks at camp when we were weathered in a few weeks ago since we couldn't see more than 100'. Didn't work.

Don't give up on it... it cost nothing, and in the Olympics they will dig a hole to China if you dont!
Title: Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
Post by: Falcon on October 17, 2017, 03:54:32 PM
this hunt is long from over.  :tup:

If it snows too much, Scott will carry you to any summit in 3 feet of snow on his back :chuckle: