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Offline howlow

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« on: May 19, 2018, 11:32:06 AM »
if you get drawn is there guides willing to hunt them in Washington that would know more than the average person since we cant hunt them year after year.   guess I don't have to worry until I draw.   but I would like to tag along to help someone if the wanted some company and I could learn more on them.

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Re: goats
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 12:17:04 PM »
@White Pass Outfitters guides in the Goat Rocks and probably other places. Rugged Class Outfitters and Chinook Pass Outfitters guide in the southern central Cascades as well. I'm sure there are others in other parts of the state.
 
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Re: goats
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2018, 12:37:24 PM »
I just read your post on goat hunting that was good info.   was curious what area did you hunt?   And if I get drawn I'm gonna want to call and talk to you.  you have some good knowledge on the goats.

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Re: goats
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2018, 12:57:36 PM »
Happy to chat. Good luck in the draws.
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Re: goats
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2018, 01:02:09 PM »
Goat country.  Straight up and down just have to hope for a soft landing.

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Re: goats
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2018, 04:23:41 PM »
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Re: goats
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2018, 06:45:16 PM »
Love the pics. Love the country

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Re: goats
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2018, 05:14:50 PM »
looks like if you shot one there they would be at the bottom tenderized

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Re: goats
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2018, 08:51:35 PM »
Got a good picture of this guy getting some sleep

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Re: goats
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2018, 09:40:14 PM »
Got a good picture of this guy getting some sleep

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Must be at nw trex

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Re: goats
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2018, 10:15:28 PM »
Got a good picture of this guy getting some sleep

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Cool pic, but damn the survival instincts are.lacking in that goat. :chuckle:
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Re: goats
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2018, 06:29:51 AM »
you wont need a guide there's plenty of members willing to help out I'm sure.
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Re: goats
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2018, 11:37:34 AM »
cool picture, I bet he was surprised if he woke up and saw how close somebody had got to him

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Re: goats
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2018, 11:31:21 AM »
Got a good picture of this guy getting some sleep

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Heh.  Cool shot! 

Funny how confident some of them get with humans over time.  The Enchantments have some BOLD animals that will just about run you off the trail. 

Even in the huntable populations of the Goat Rocks, I had a big one walk about 20 yards away from my tent in the middle of the night (I had two 50+ lb dogs with me that were unleashed).  Thankfully for the billy they were lazy and sleeping like rocks, but he had to have smelled them and decided it approach anyway. 

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Re: goats
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2018, 11:37:48 AM »
looks like if you shot one there they would be at the bottom tenderized

From what I have gathered from reading several goat hunt stories, it's a common fear.  You have to find the right animal, in the right location.

I've read several reports of losing nearly all of the meat to a fall.  That's a shame.. The likelihood of the average person going on a second goat hunt in their lifetime is pretty slim.  If you get one chance, don't blow it.   Plan for ledges and know how to plant an anchoring shot.   

 

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