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New goat areas
« on: January 29, 2018, 07:20:48 PM »
If you are familiar with either of the two new goat areas by mt St. Helens please pm me.  I have a few questions.


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Re: New goat areas
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 07:48:19 PM »
What areas?
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Re: New goat areas
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 07:52:01 PM »
There will be new goat permit hunts in the Margaret backcountry and on Mt St Helens. Also splitting the Goat Rocks into 2 separate permit areas. A West and an east.
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Re: New goat areas
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 10:36:38 AM »
Goat numbers in those new Goat areas have gone up over the years. Glad they have hunts now.

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Re: New goat areas
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 12:01:04 PM »
Anyone know if they will ever bring back the alpine wilderness tag back ?


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Re: New goat areas
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 12:03:42 PM »
Anyone know if they will ever bring back the alpine wilderness tag back ?


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There was a goat count in there last year but i don't know what the final numbers were or if WDFW was able to helicopter count after boots were on the ground.
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Re: New goat areas
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 12:11:07 PM »
I was thinking the Alpine Lakes area would be the next new goat hunt but I guess I was wrong. 

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Re: New goat areas
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2018, 06:47:57 PM »
And still no reopening of the blazed ridge unit  :dunno: >:(
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Re: New goat areas
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2018, 07:21:15 PM »
And still no reopening of the blazed ridge unit  :dunno: >:(
It's open to the raffle and auction tags.

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Re: New goat areas
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2018, 07:29:00 PM »
And still no reopening of the blazed ridge unit  :dunno: >:(
It's open to the raffle and auction tags.

Saw a really nice billy up there 3 years ago.
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Re: New goat areas
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2018, 07:46:27 AM »
And still no reopening of the blazed ridge unit  :dunno: >:(
It's open to the raffle and auction tags.

Nothing wrong with that, however that unit has enough population of goats to easily give out 3-6 tags. Theres a lot of subherds throughout the unit in isolated places that the biologists obviously don't know about. Some huge billies in those subherds too.
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Re: New goat areas
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2018, 07:58:46 AM »
And still no reopening of the blazed ridge unit  :dunno: >:(
It's open to the raffle and auction tags.

Nothing wrong with that, however that unit has enough population of goats to easily give out 3-6 tags. Theres a lot of subherds throughout the unit in isolated places that the biologists obviously don't know about. Some huge billies in those subherds too.

Probably the most controversial unit in terms of why are there no tags....
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Re: New goat areas
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2018, 08:39:49 AM »
And still no reopening of the blazed ridge unit  :dunno: >:(
It's open to the raffle and auction tags.

It's also open to.....ummm...nevermind. :chuckle:

And still no reopening of the blazed ridge unit  :dunno: >:(
It's open to the raffle and auction tags.

Nothing wrong with that, however that unit has enough population of goats to easily give out 3-6 tags. Theres a lot of subherds throughout the unit in isolated places that the biologists obviously don't know about. Some huge billies in those subherds too.

 :yeah: I'll second the last sentence. Nice Billies all over that unit. :drool:
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Re: New goat areas
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2018, 06:48:54 PM »
And still no reopening of the blazed ridge unit  :dunno: >:(
It's open to the raffle and auction tags.

Nothing wrong with that, however that unit has enough population of goats to easily give out 3-6 tags. Theres a lot of subherds throughout the unit in isolated places that the biologists obviously don't know about. Some huge billies in those subherds too.

I'm no goat guy but I saw a Billy up there about twenty yards from some elk, the thing was almost as big as some of the cows. Really wish I could still apply for that tag

 

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