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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.

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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.

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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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:

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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.




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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.

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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.
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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. 

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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.
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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. 

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