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Offline HntnFsh

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Mountain goat question
« on: August 13, 2022, 07:36:44 PM »
 I know where a goat is hanging out that is pretty easy access. I got within 30 yards of it today and wanted to get a picture. It was behind a brushy alder or willow type bush. I should have taken a picture of it but to get a good one I would have needed to move another couple yards. I waited for the wife to come up to see it and by the time she got up to where I was at it headed over the cliff.

There were a few well used beds in the area and I want to put a trail cam up to see if I can get some good pictures. One of the beds is on a ledge that Is about big enough to set 2 basketballs on and no access. Another bed that looks like its been used a few times is in a better area that I may be able to get a camera on. I am wondering if there is anything I can use as an attractant for it. Is salt a waste of time? I would like to set the camera up fairly close to this bedding area but not so close as to spook it.

Is this a pipe dream? Or do any of you think its doable?

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Re: Mountain goat question
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2022, 08:36:00 PM »
The mountain goats on the Mt Rose and Mt Elenor trails above Lake Cushman, are attracted the the salt from the hikers pee along the trails.
So I would think salt might work.  :dunno:
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Re: Mountain goat question
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2022, 08:45:43 PM »
If I remember correctly there was a well known spot to see them outside of mazama where they'd lick some kind of natural salt

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Re: Mountain goat question
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2022, 10:26:28 PM »
Pee soaked sponge hung on a tree limb. It will find it. Don't bring anything up there from domestic goats for scent though.

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Re: Mountain goat question
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2022, 06:24:27 AM »
Goats are very salt hungry.

Yes JP, up near Dead horse point

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Re: Mountain goat question
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2022, 02:22:11 PM »
Thanks. If I get any good pictures I'll post some up!

 


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