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Conflict Goat?
« on: March 17, 2018, 12:05:22 AM »
Sorry if I missed this, but are "Conflict Goat" tags not a thing anymore?

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Re: Conflict Goat?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 12:17:00 AM »
Not sure but the plan at this point I believe is to capture and relocate a lot of those goats.
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Re: Conflict Goat?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2018, 12:23:43 AM »
Was hoping to get one relocated to my living room wall but looks like the chances of that are in the past!!!
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Re: Conflict Goat?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2018, 08:39:19 AM »
Dont give up. I drew with 9 points, which sounds like a lot but look at everyone else. A guy gets lucky once in a while. 
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Re: Conflict Goat?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2018, 10:36:06 AM »
 :yeah: sometimes you beat the odds big time. :chuckle: :tup:
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Re: Conflict Goat?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2018, 09:51:53 PM »
No conflicts with me... :tup:

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Re: Conflict Goat?
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2018, 03:04:42 PM »
They renamed it East  Olympic Mountains. still separate from other goat tags. looks like 3 tags this year.

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Re: Conflict Goat?
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2018, 03:07:38 PM »
East Olympic Mountains A 1 Sept. 15 - 25 Aug. 28
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Re: Conflict Goat?
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2018, 03:41:43 PM »
I never did understand why WDFW did not offer this hunt so that it did not qualify as your once in a lifetime (OIL) goat.  :dunno: I mean who wants to blow their years of point building to go shoot any goat including nannies as WDFW urges hunters to do with this tag?
If the goal was really to reduce conflict and not specifically make it a trophy tag they should have set this hunt up so that it did not qualify to be your OIL goat. Meaning that if you drew the conflict tag and got a goat, you could still apply for the other goat tags and your conflict goat was not considered to be your OIL goat. If I remember correctly, there was a big push by hunters to waive the OIL status of these conflict tags, but WDFW shot it down. They could have simply offered more tags that did not qualify as OIL goats and got much better results to achieve the original goal, CONFLICT REDUCTION. But no, now there will be an expensive project to try to relocate goats instead of managing the hunt in an intelligent fashion.
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Re: Conflict Goat?
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2018, 04:07:15 PM »
Isn't it only OIL if you kill a goat?

If it wasn't OIL I would be applying every single year....and so would everyone else under the sun.
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Re: Conflict Goat?
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2018, 04:30:22 PM »
Isn't it only OIL if you kill a goat?

If it wasn't OIL I would be applying every single year....and so would everyone else under the sun.

If the goal is to reduce or eliminate the herd why place any barrier to application on it at all? It's not being billed as a normal goat hunt so applying the oil designation seems off from their stayed message.

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Re: Conflict Goat?
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2018, 04:43:05 PM »
Isn't it only OIL if you kill a goat?

If it wasn't OIL I would be applying every single year....and so would everyone else under the sun.

If the goal is to reduce or eliminate the herd why place any barrier to application on it at all? It's not being billed as a normal goat hunt so applying the oil designation seems off from their stayed message.

Ya I agree with you.

This is just me, and I don't expect anyone else to think the same way as me although I suspect more than a few do. I would never apply for this hunt knowing it was an OIL hunt. Let me rephrase that. I would never shoot the first goat I saw(like they want you to) knowing it was an OIL hunt. I guess I'm not surprised people do, but I don't want my WA OIL mountain goat to be a nanny.
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Re: Conflict Goat?
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2018, 04:48:44 PM »
Wow, I didn't realize it would waste the OIL opportunity, I probably will quit applying.
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Re: Conflict Goat?
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2018, 05:43:08 PM »
Odds are so terrible of ever drawing any goat tag in wa Id gladly take whatever tag I could get knowing it is oil.  :twocents:

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Re: Conflict Goat?
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2018, 06:28:05 PM »
Odds are so terrible of ever drawing any goat tag in wa Id gladly take whatever tag I could get knowing it is oil.  :twocents:
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