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Re: A few thoughts on mountain goat permits
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2018, 07:46:09 PM »
Shanevg, didn’t you draw a goat tag in wa before?
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Re: A few thoughts on mountain goat permits
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2018, 08:21:59 PM »
Shanevg, didn’t you draw a goat tag in wa before?

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Re: A few thoughts on mountain goat permits
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2018, 10:15:21 PM »
My little Bro also said screw it hes going to AK on a $10,000 + Goat hunt this year. To much for me with going to New Zealand next yr. He will be up hunting on his 50 B day. Kinda cool
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Re: A few thoughts on mountain goat permits
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2018, 12:06:08 AM »
My little Bro also said screw it hes going to AK on a $10,000 + Goat hunt this year. To much for me with going to New Zealand next yr. He will be up hunting on his 50 B day. Kinda cool

good luck to him, I'm headed for Alaska or Canada as soon as I can swing it for a goat
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Re: A few thoughts on mountain goat permits
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2018, 07:18:00 AM »
Well said.  When I had my goat tag everything you said was what i experienced.  A tough hunt for sure.  I knew that waiting later in the season would bring weather that would be beyond my capabilities.  I spent almost every weekend in the summer in the back country deciding where to hunt and getting in shape.  And it is true it can be dangerous and not everyone can do it.

I was really lucky in finding a goat before the season that i wanted and was even more lucky to find him again when season opened.  By far the most memorable and earned hunt i have ever had.


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Re: A few thoughts on mountain goat permits
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2018, 07:51:37 AM »
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Re: A few thoughts on mountain goat permits
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2018, 07:53:16 AM »
Mine was 1972, those good thoughts worked then and now, thanks

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Re: A few thoughts on mountain goat permits
« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2018, 08:30:13 AM »
Well said.  When I had my goat tag everything you said was what i experienced.  A tough hunt for sure.  I knew that waiting later in the season would bring weather that would be beyond my capabilities.  I spent almost every weekend in the summer in the back country deciding where to hunt and getting in shape.  And it is true it can be dangerous and not everyone can do it.

I was really lucky in finding a goat before the season that i wanted and was even more lucky to find him again when season opened.  By far the most memorable and earned hunt i have ever had.




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Re: A few thoughts on mountain goat permits
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2018, 08:34:27 AM »
Great video. Great thread.
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Re: A few thoughts on mountain goat permits
« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2018, 08:46:36 AM »
I got lucky and drew a goat tag first try in 1993, I hunted my butt  off, did conditioning prior to hunting and was glad I did, my tag was in an area that has been closed an awful long time now Ruth creek. And I shot my billy way back in the sticks,had to spend the night on the mountain,had search and rescue called on us, hiked out a different way than we went in..... because of terrain issues (had to descend a chimney thingee that was un climbable). I was 25 years old, I'd never do it again,one is more than enough,meat was horrible and experience memorable. I had a gun rack made out of the front hooves/legs and a shoulder mount. If I had it to do again...... 1/4 mount with a front leg standing on a rock shelf., take pictures, I didn't and they are only in my mind. Use a big gun, mine was marginal ,7mm rem mag, 3 inch group in his boiler room hardly phased him at 300 yards, he ran and jumped. My buddy lives in alaska, he blew the heart out of a goat 2 years ago, a small billy, uses his brown bear gun 375 hh mag, his goat also ran 75 yards after being shot. They are tough,and don't have the freak out when shot like sheep or whitetails, they soak it up. Shanevg has most likely had his boots where mine have been. Good luck to all potential draw recipients. Start working out NOW!

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Re: A few thoughts on mountain goat permits
« Reply #40 on: April 21, 2018, 09:01:50 AM »
Great Post Josh, Thank you for the great information. I am at max points for goat and not holding my breath for a tag in Washington any time soon. So I put a deposit down to hunt goats in AK. The total cost of the hunt not including gratuities and commercial air line tickets is 4,250.00.  Sorry I cant divulge the name of the outfitter but hunts like these come up from time to time. Good luck to all in their quest for a Mountain Goat.
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Re: A few thoughts on mountain goat permits
« Reply #41 on: April 21, 2018, 09:02:59 AM »
Great Post Josh, Thank you for the great information. I am at max points for goat and not holding my breath for a tag in Washington any time soon. So I put a deposit down to hunt goats in AK. The total cost of the hunt not including gratuities and commercial air line tickets is 4,250.00.  Sorry I cant divulge the name of the outfitter but hunts like these come up from time to time. Good luck to all in their quest for a Mountain Goat.

So that means you're gonna draw WA this year too then. When you do, let me know. I'm there.
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Re: A few thoughts on mountain goat permits
« Reply #42 on: April 21, 2018, 09:10:47 AM »
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Great Post Josh, Thank you for the great information. I am at max points for goat and not holding my breath for a tag in Washington any time soon. So I put a deposit down to hunt goats in AK. The total cost of the hunt not including gratuities and commercial air line tickets is 4,250.00.  Sorry I cant divulge the name of the outfitter but hunts like these come up from time to time. Good luck to all in their quest for a Mountain Goat.

So that means you're gonna draw WA this year too then. When you do, let me know. I'm there.

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Re: A few thoughts on mountain goat permits
« Reply #43 on: April 21, 2018, 09:17:34 AM »
This year will be even harder for backpackers in the Goat Rocks due the east and west permits.  Eastside not much access without stock and the 1000 line gone...But some real nice Goats up there.
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Re: A few thoughts on mountain goat permits
« Reply #44 on: April 21, 2018, 10:02:31 AM »
This year will be even harder for backpackers in the Goat Rocks due the east and west permits.  Eastside not much access without stock and the 1000 line gone...But some real nice Goats up there.

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