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Shot Distance on your Mtn Goat?
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Contributors to this thread:
Bou'bound 04-Apr-13
Elmer@mobile 04-Apr-13
Waterfowler 04-Apr-13
Mark Watkins 04-Apr-13
Mathews Man 04-Apr-13
INbowdude 04-Apr-13
gohunt 04-Apr-13
Elmer@mobile 04-Apr-13
Medicinemann 04-Apr-13
Hawkeye 04-Apr-13
Blacktail Bob 04-Apr-13
kota-man 04-Apr-13
Steve H. 04-Apr-13
'Ike' (Phone) 05-Apr-13
Mountain.Blade 05-Apr-13
Mountain.Blade 05-Apr-13
IdyllwildArcher 05-Apr-13
GoneAgain 05-Apr-13
steff 05-Apr-13
Bigpizzaman 05-Apr-13
Bowboy 05-Apr-13
JTreeman 05-Apr-13
Blacktail Bob 05-Apr-13
Nick Muche 05-Apr-13
Blacktail Bob 05-Apr-13
Chris Durando 05-Apr-13
J Man 05-Apr-13
Jimmysharpstick 05-Apr-13
Blacktail Bob 05-Apr-13
Jimmysharpstick 05-Apr-13
Blacktail Bob 05-Apr-13
Hunter11 05-Apr-13
LongbowLes 05-Apr-13
lucky chuck 05-Apr-13
MarkU 05-Apr-13
grizzlyhunter 06-Apr-13
Mtgoat 06-Apr-13
Pat Lefemine 06-Apr-13
Ziek 06-Apr-13
Paul@thefort 06-Apr-13
huntnbum30 07-Apr-13
Eric B. 07-Apr-13
JTreeman 07-Apr-13
mathewsshooter 07-Apr-13
goyt 07-Apr-13
Kurt 07-Apr-13
Keith in colorado 07-Apr-13
BULELK1 08-Apr-13
Tim Floyd @Hm 09-Apr-13
Bigdan 09-Apr-13
Bigdan 09-Apr-13
doublelung 09-Apr-13
keep 09-Apr-13
loesshillsarcher 09-Apr-13
Bou'bound 23-Sep-13
Ziek 23-Sep-13
IronMike 23-Sep-13
Bou'bound 04-Jan-14
TurkeyBowMaster 04-Jan-14
Bear Track 04-Jan-14
ursman 05-Jan-14
Paul@thefort 05-Jan-14
sharpstick 05-Jan-14
jrb(CO) 05-Jan-14
Twanger 05-Jan-14
Drnaln 05-Jan-14
axle2axle 09-Jan-14
Bigpizzaman 09-Jan-14
Ambush 09-Jan-14
KW 10-Jan-14
KSMTNMAN 11-Jan-14
Yellowjacket 11-Jan-14
bowbearman 11-Jan-14
Bou'bound 03-Aug-14
Mad Trapper 04-Aug-14
MATHEWSSHOOTER 05-Aug-14
Bou'bound 20-Aug-14
Matt Dorram 21-Aug-14
Bou'bound 23-May-15
Rambo 23-May-15
Mountain.Blade 24-May-15
Dave 24-May-15
Cajunarcher 24-May-15
Dikndirt 24-May-15
chasin bugles 24-May-15
chasin bugles 24-May-15
chasin bugles 24-May-15
Bou'bound 11-Mar-16
Bowboy 11-Mar-16
Medicinemann 12-Mar-16
Neubauer 12-Mar-16
ELKMAN 12-Mar-16
Pat Lefemine 12-Mar-16
Nick Muche 12-Mar-16
Rackmastr 12-Mar-16
kota-man 12-Mar-16
Bowboy 12-Mar-16
bentstick 12-Mar-16
HuntingAdict 14-Mar-16
ELKMAN 14-Mar-16
sethosu 15-Mar-16
skeet 29-Jul-17
From: Bou'bound
04-Apr-13
How long a shot was it when you killed your goat?

Bowhunters only need respond.

Thanks

From: Elmer@mobile
04-Apr-13
25 yards!

From: Waterfowler
04-Apr-13
8 yards slightly below

From: Mark Watkins
04-Apr-13
Bou, hoping not to hijack, but rather add to..... And angle up/down?

From: Mathews Man
04-Apr-13
25 yards downhill 20 degrees

From: INbowdude
04-Apr-13
35 yards downhill (don't remember the angle degrees).

From: gohunt
04-Apr-13
62 yards straight at 13,000

From: Elmer@mobile
04-Apr-13
25 yards flat shot!

From: Medicinemann
04-Apr-13
11 yards.....slight downward angle....

From: Hawkeye
04-Apr-13
Angle compensating RF said 50 at severe angle over ledge. Checked after with non-compensating function and read 60.

Glad I had it.

04-Apr-13
1) 25 yards on the level 2) 35 yards on the level 3) 30 yards slight downhill 4) 30 yards more downhill 5) 6 yards slight uphill 6) 34 yards on the level

From: kota-man
04-Apr-13
47 Gradual down

From: Steve H.
04-Apr-13
28; 11; and 7 feet.

05-Apr-13
I'm really starting to not like Bob....

;-)

Great thread...

05-Apr-13

05-Apr-13
30 yards

05-Apr-13
About 15 to 20 years it's looking...

From: GoneAgain
05-Apr-13
27 yards Slightly downhill about 10 degrees

From: steff
05-Apr-13
6 yds ( after he moved out from 6 feet).

From: Bigpizzaman
05-Apr-13
64yards level

From: Bowboy
05-Apr-13
26 yards steep down hill angle.

From: JTreeman
05-Apr-13
Blacktail bob is my hero!

--Jim

05-Apr-13
I stopped by ADF&G yesterday to pick up new rule changes.

Unit 8, RG480, Kodiak Island South... extend season by approximately 3 months, season dates changed from Aug 20 - Dec 15 to Aug 20 - March 20. Increase bag limit to two (2) goats.

Units 7, 13D and 16, allow brown bears to be taken at bait stations during black bear baiting seasons with a bear baiting permit.

By the end of May, I’ll have cabins in both of these locations. Lookout Mtn Goats and Brown Bears! There is another thread running asking what to do to keep from going stir crazy? Find employment in and move to Alaska, it is truly the Great Land if you’re a Bowhunter.

From: Nick Muche
05-Apr-13
^^^Couple more years and I will be living there. I can't wait!

05-Apr-13
More than any other species I've hunted; I think patience is a virtue when hunting Mtn Goats. They will eventually come off those really bad spots to feed and, when they do, you can be there to get a good shot.

My experience is that anything under about 35 yards is a good shot opportunity.

05-Apr-13
15 yards quartering to

From: J Man
05-Apr-13
52 yards slight down hill

05-Apr-13
1)10 yards on the level 2)33yards on the run on the level 3)42 yards on the level 4)44 yards on the level. I finally feel like I compare to Blacktail Bob!

Bob, all your shots were at the same goat like mine, right?

05-Apr-13
Nope

05-Apr-13
Ya, I thought so.

05-Apr-13
I just got lucky. I understand completely how you could shoot the same goat with multiple arrows.

From: Hunter11
05-Apr-13
28 yards ish pretty flat

From: LongbowLes
05-Apr-13
My story's kinda like Jimmy's^. First shot 12 yards 18 degrees down.

From: lucky chuck
05-Apr-13
40 yards....straight downhill !...Never been on a Goat hunt when i' didn,nt get hurt / injured !...anyone else "Know that feeling"?

From: MarkU
05-Apr-13
I got to 3 yards on a goat that was feeding, backed up and my buddy with the tag shot it at 4 yards. Idaho.

06-Apr-13

grizzlyhunter's embedded Photo
grizzlyhunter's embedded Photo
30 yards down hill. Utah

From: Mtgoat
06-Apr-13
About 40 yards, slight uphill. Second shot at 5 yards. And, like gohunt, it was at about 13,000 feet.

From: Pat Lefemine
06-Apr-13
Goat 1 - 15 yards

Goat 2 - 12 yards (fell off a cliff and never recovered)

Goat 3 - 15 yards

From: Ziek
06-Apr-13
32 yds. slightly down hill.

From: Paul@thefort
06-Apr-13
21 yards, first shot through the neck.

30 yards, second shot full length of body.

Slightly level

He still lived for another 10 minutes before I cound get there, and then started to roll down the hill. Ran up and tied him to a snag to prevent him from going over a 200' drop off.

From: huntnbum30
07-Apr-13
8 yards straight quartering towards

From: Eric B.
07-Apr-13
17 yds. level ground - 12" billy...Oh...you mean when I was awake ?

From: JTreeman
07-Apr-13
Ha, Eric b. I was thinking (or dreaming) a very similar senerio!

--Jim

07-Apr-13
1st goat 25yrds 2nd goat 30yrds than 65yrd up hill

From: goyt
07-Apr-13
20 yards slightly up hill. Not enough to matter.

From: Kurt
07-Apr-13
First goat 20 yards, second goat 25 yards

07-Apr-13
20 level

From: BULELK1
08-Apr-13
My first (Colo) was under 50 yards straight down dang near.

My second one (Utah) was under 40 yards straight up dang near!

Good luck, Robb

09-Apr-13
19 yards ... Slightly downhill

From: Bigdan
09-Apr-13
1st one 5yds 2nd one 20yds Last one 35yds

From: Bigdan
09-Apr-13

From: doublelung
09-Apr-13

doublelung's embedded Photo
doublelung's embedded Photo
45 yards. Bedded. No angle.

From: keep
09-Apr-13
15 yds but had to shoot around the 10 or so nannies standing between 18 inches and him

Jack at Babine will confirm the 18" comment as they were right next to him

09-Apr-13
45 yds

From: Bou'bound
23-Sep-13
any other input on this one

From: Ziek
23-Sep-13
My wife Cindy - 24 yrds down a steep slope, walking, slightly quartered away. Double lung, recovered within 100 yds.

From: IronMike
23-Sep-13
43 yds, steep downhill

From: Bou'bound
04-Jan-14

04-Jan-14
Surprised my how close these shots are. Pretty much chip shots...one pin would do 90% of these. I was truly expecting an average of over 40.

From: Bear Track
04-Jan-14
My dream hunt and I think I want to do it with Bob!

From: ursman
05-Jan-14
First goat one shot at 12 yds broadside Second goat 8 yds head on, one arrow

From: Paul@thefort
05-Jan-14
Colorado goat, First shot through the base of the neck, was 22 yards. He went around the corner and the second arrow went completely from left hip to rt shoulder, at 30 yards

From: sharpstick
05-Jan-14
32 but was VERY steep angle so had to shoot for 19

Cheers

Sharpstick

From: jrb(CO)
05-Jan-14
1st 24 yards slightly up hill

2nd 53 yards very steep down hill

From: Twanger
05-Jan-14
20 yards level

From: Drnaln
05-Jan-14
Great info! I also am starting to dislike/envy Bob! David

From: axle2axle
09-Jan-14
20 yards...down hill

From: Bigpizzaman
09-Jan-14
Second one was 40 yards level!

From: Ambush
09-Jan-14
#1 forty five yards step downhill.

#2 40 yards slightly up hill.

From: KW
10-Jan-14
#1 Alaska 92 yards

#2 Idaho 54 Yards

From: KSMTNMAN
11-Jan-14
First shot was 35 yards and just for security a second at 85 yards. He only went 40 yards after the 2nd lung shot.

From: Yellowjacket
11-Jan-14
1st shot 40 yds pretty level, 2nd shot 15 yds steep down after which the goat rolled about 2,000 ft down the mountain.

From: bowbearman
11-Jan-14
22 yards level ground.

From: Bou'bound
03-Aug-14

From: Mad Trapper
04-Aug-14
1st - 28 yards slighly downhill

2nd - 15 yards directly below me

3rd - 22 yards relatively level

4th - 33 yards downhill

05-Aug-14
1st goat 25 yds 2nd goat 65 yrds up hill

From: Bou'bound
20-Aug-14

21-Aug-14
6 feet, straight down. Missed

30 yards, steep down. Killed

From: Bou'bound
23-May-15
is there a long range / in wind advantage on mountain hunts with blazers vs. full vaness

From: Rambo
23-May-15

30 YARDS /Chastain T/D @ 74#, Easton 2317, Magnus2,50 Yard recovery in the Colorado High country

24-May-15
goat/ibex 30-60 yards

From: Dave
24-May-15
23 yds. Unfortunately, I shot him for 28 because I forgot to change my RF back to angle compensation and hit him a little high.

From: Cajunarcher
24-May-15
12 yds pretty steep doward angle

From: Dikndirt
24-May-15
35 yards slightly up hill quartered towards me.

24-May-15
30 yds, level, slightly quartered away.

24-May-15

24-May-15

From: Bou'bound
11-Mar-16
other than an angle compensating rangefinder are their any tips for judging the "hold on distance"

From: Bowboy
11-Mar-16
My second goat was 8yds level. No need to try and estimate on your own just use a compensating range finder and take the shot. I like the Leopold RX II with the red reticle.

From: Medicinemann
12-Mar-16
If you have a rangefinder, but it doesn't have the angle correcting feature, a real quick 'n dirty rule of thumb is: A.) For a thirty degree shot angle (downhill OR uphill), multiply the rangefinder distance by .9 B.) For a forty five degree shot angle (downhill OR uphill), multiply the rangefinder distance by .7 C.) For a sixty degree shot angle (downhill OR uphill), multiply the rangefinder distance by .5

So, for example, if you have a goat feeding beneath you at 30 yards, and you estimate the downhill angle to be 45 degrees, you would use your 20 yard pin. 30 yards multiplied by .7 = 21 yards. Here's the rub, many people tend to over-estimate slope angle.....Remember, the same correction applies for an UPHILL shot.

So in that regard, I agree with Bowboy X 2. Get an angle correcting rangefinder. You don't have to worry about over-estimating slope steepness (so you don't get the angle wrong), you don't have to do the distance correction in your head, and it is an instantaneous reading.

Personally, I find it very difficult to stand on a 60 degree slope....let alone attempt a shot with my bow....and as the angle decreases, my accuracy seems to improve proportionally. I seem to shoot the best when both feet are approximately level....a side hill shot worked better for me, than a steep uphill or downhill shot, if my feet were not level....plus, a sidehill shot doesn't require any angle correction for distance (just be careful not to cant the bow). Uphill and downhill shots weren't difficult if my feet were level. You might want to experiment and see if the same thing applies to you....if not, you are luckier than I am.

From: Neubauer
12-Mar-16
57 yards quartering away. Dead in 20 yards.

From: ELKMAN
12-Mar-16
Blazers are NEVER an advantage for hunting! Noisiest vane in the industry. Check out the Flex Fletch SK-300s...

From: Pat Lefemine
12-Mar-16
Shot 3

15 yards 8 yards 18 yards

They are not hard to get close to. But you have to have the right situation.

From: Nick Muche
12-Mar-16
Those SKs are awesome vanes. Just picked a bunch of them up.

From: Rackmastr
12-Mar-16
When most of you guys say they aren't hard to get close to (I've hunted a couple with rifle but haven't tried to get super tight with a bow yet - this year) do you find that they are easier to come at from above?

Done enough mountain hunting for sheep, goats, etc but never pursued goats with the bow. I'm just curious about tips or suggestions on stalking to inside 30-40 yards.

From: kota-man
12-Mar-16
Jake...The last thing I need to be doing at "crunch" time is MATH! I agree, one NEEDS a angle comp range finder.

From: Bowboy
12-Mar-16
I always come from above if possible. My last one I came in from the side.

From: bentstick
12-Mar-16

bentstick's embedded Photo
bentstick's embedded Photo
If you can get lucky enough to get really close then the angle won't matter; mine was 12 yards.

From: HuntingAdict
14-Mar-16
Awesome info guys, this thread is killing me! I'm off to BC August 2017 with Babine to chase goats for the first time. I'm a little surprised at how close a lot of your shots have been, I hope I am as lucky!

From: ELKMAN
14-Mar-16
I haven't been able to even get close to a Goat TAG!!! :-(

From: sethosu
15-Mar-16

sethosu's embedded Photo
sethosu's embedded Photo
22yqrds

From: skeet
29-Jul-17
Glad to hear you can get close to them. I like them close

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