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Mountain Goat Success!
Mountain Goat
Contributors to this thread:
LWood 30-Aug-14
LWood 30-Aug-14
Bou'bound 30-Aug-14
Dennis Razza 30-Aug-14
LWood 30-Aug-14
BULELK1 31-Aug-14
Woodsman416 31-Aug-14
writer 31-Aug-14
LWood 31-Aug-14
LWood 31-Aug-14
LWood 31-Aug-14
LWood 31-Aug-14
Bigpizzaman 31-Aug-14
LWood 31-Aug-14
LWood 31-Aug-14
LWood 31-Aug-14
BULELK1 31-Aug-14
LWood 31-Aug-14
LWood 31-Aug-14
CD 31-Aug-14
hunt'n addict 31-Aug-14
kota-man 31-Aug-14
moosenelson 31-Aug-14
Medicinemann 01-Sep-14
Rob Nye 01-Sep-14
Straight Shooter 01-Sep-14
Ken 01-Sep-14
TREESTANDWOLF 01-Sep-14
Southern draw 01-Sep-14
Mark Watkins 01-Sep-14
Clutch 01-Sep-14
steff 01-Sep-14
LBshooter 01-Sep-14
Dream Catcher@work 01-Sep-14
Blake Patton 01-Sep-14
Woodsman416 01-Sep-14
Bou'bound 01-Sep-14
LWood 01-Sep-14
BOWUNTR 01-Sep-14
LWood 01-Sep-14
LWood 01-Sep-14
LWood 01-Sep-14
elmer@laptop 01-Sep-14
LWood 01-Sep-14
Nick Muche 01-Sep-14
Cajunarcher 01-Sep-14
bhunter 01-Sep-14
INbowdude 01-Sep-14
BULELK1 01-Sep-14
LWood 01-Sep-14
Whip 01-Sep-14
glidingindian 01-Sep-14
IdyllwildArcher 01-Sep-14
Db1 01-Sep-14
bowbeck 01-Sep-14
jdee 01-Sep-14
sureshot 01-Sep-14
'Ike' (Phone) 02-Sep-14
loesshillsarcher 02-Sep-14
Mad Trapper 02-Sep-14
KY EyeBow 02-Sep-14
nanuke22 02-Sep-14
nanuke22 02-Sep-14
LWood 02-Sep-14
Beav 02-Sep-14
Pat Lefemine 04-Sep-14
Reflex 04-Sep-14
Nesser 04-Sep-14
Dirty D 05-Sep-14
Matt Palmquist 22-Jul-15
huntmaster 22-Jul-15
Jeff Pals 22-Jul-15
chasin bugles 22-Jul-15
MBMule 22-Jul-15
LWood 23-Jul-15
Dennis Razza 23-Jul-15
Reflex 23-Jul-15
From: LWood
30-Aug-14
Got it done in BC with Bolen & Lewis! Sitting at the airport in Terrace waiting to fly home to Texas. So rewarding when all your preparation pays off. I will add photos as time allows on the way home.

From: LWood
30-Aug-14

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Flew in on the 24th. First hunt day was scheduled for the 25th. Woke up to rain and it rained most of the day. Shot my bow some and watched hunting videos most of the day waiting for the weather to clear, but it never did. My guide, Ben, took me Salmon fishing late Monday evening. Skeena River.

From: Bou'bound
30-Aug-14
great job. no drama in this thread given the title. well done!

From: Dennis Razza
30-Aug-14
Way to get it done Lenny. look forward to the details.

From: LWood
30-Aug-14
Sorry guys, I thought I could add to this on my flight from Vancouver to Houston. The wifi on the plane was not available today. About to board my last flight. Almost home. I'll finish it tomorrow.

Thanks Grant and Dennis.

From: BULELK1
31-Aug-14
Looking forward to you hunt story.

Travel safe--

Good luck, Robb

From: Woodsman416
31-Aug-14
Congrats! Anxiously awaiting the story and pics.

From: writer
31-Aug-14
Great, look forward to reading it.

From: LWood
31-Aug-14

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LWood's embedded Photo
Tuesday, August 26th. Another rainy day with low clouds. Luckily, the clouds broke by late afternoon and we were able to get out. First super cub ride!

From: LWood
31-Aug-14

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LWood's embedded Photo
Beautiful country.

From: LWood
31-Aug-14

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Lake we landed on. View from base camp tent.

From: LWood
31-Aug-14
As soon as I got to base camp, we got our packs ready and started up. It was almost a 4 hour hike (climb!!!) and we were using headlamps for the last hour of it. Luckily the terrain was not too bad and safe to walk by headlamp. The first three hours were very steep and could not be done in the dark. So glad I trained hard for this hunt to get where we needed to be in time..

At spike camp, we got our tent up, ate some mountain house spaghetti, and turned in for the night. Neither Ben nor I had trouble sleeping.

From: Bigpizzaman
31-Aug-14
CONGRATS!!

From: LWood
31-Aug-14

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Wednesday, August 27th. First day to hunt. View from tent while eating our oatmeal.

From: LWood
31-Aug-14

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We still had a 1000' climb to the top before we started hunting the ridges. As soon as we crest the top, Ben spots a couple of goats to right. They are in a bad spot so we head along the ridge to the left. Here is my guide, Ben.

From: LWood
31-Aug-14

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After several hours and seeing several more goats, Ben spots a lone Billy headed to bed. We watch him kick out his bed for his afternoon nap. It is 12pm. Ben takes his time to remember all the important landmarks. We get to the spot where we can head down and drop our packs. The stalk is on. The Billy is 750' below us against a cliff. Ben says when we see him, it will be close. Here is the view on my stalk down, breathtaking!

From: BULELK1
31-Aug-14
Sweet!!

Looking forward for sure.

Good luck, Robb

From: LWood
31-Aug-14

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Ben and I crept out to where he was suppose to be. We couldn't see him. We backed out and dropped down to the next bench, still no goat. Ben knew it was the first bench. We went back up and walked a little further out ( a little more than I was comfortable ). Ben whispered...."he's right there, he's right there...... like 10 yards". I still couldn't see him. Ben held my bow and I stepped down two more steps. He handed me my bow and I drilled him at 10 yards. He bolted from his bed and ran underneath us. I put another in him straight down into his right lung. The billy ran around the corner and looked very sick. We knew we had my goat. Smile time.

From: LWood
31-Aug-14

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My Billy ended up falling, as a lot of goats do. But, mine fell into a 500' hell hole. It took some time, but we got down to him. It was miracle his horns did not break. We piled up some rocks to prop him up to keep him from sliding. The scenery behind him was spectacular.

From: CD
31-Aug-14
Awesome!!!! Congratulations!!! And beautiful pictures! (other than the mug shot! lol)

31-Aug-14
Congratulations. Beautiful billy!

From: kota-man
31-Aug-14
Beautiful...Congrats.

From: moosenelson
31-Aug-14
Awesome! My dream animal with a beauty of a pic to top it off! Thx dude.

From: Medicinemann
01-Sep-14
Nice!!!

From: Rob Nye
01-Sep-14
Congrats! Great adventure and photos!

01-Sep-14
Congrats, way to get it done.

DJ

From: Ken
01-Sep-14
Congrats on the billy. Beautiful animal.

01-Sep-14
Yes congrats!!! Way to get it done.

01-Sep-14
Congrats nice goat

From: Mark Watkins
01-Sep-14
Awesome! Congrats!

Mark

From: Clutch
01-Sep-14
Congrats--Super trip--

From: steff
01-Sep-14
Congrats! Nice billie.

From: LBshooter
01-Sep-14
Nice, congrats!

01-Sep-14
WOW!!! Wonderful story and thanks for sharing it with us. Congrats!!!

From: Blake Patton
01-Sep-14
Well done Lenny! CONGRATS!

From: Woodsman416
01-Sep-14
Great ram and story! Congrats.

From: Bou'bound
01-Sep-14
So very excellent. More pictures please. I know you took more. Each one is a treasure

From: LWood
01-Sep-14
Thanks guys for all the comments!

Grant - I do have more and will get them posted!

From: BOWUNTR
01-Sep-14
Congratulations buddy... I'm very happy for you. Great story and photos. Ed F

From: LWood
01-Sep-14

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LWood's embedded Photo

From: LWood
01-Sep-14

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From: LWood
01-Sep-14
It took us until dark to get back to camp with all the meat and cape. A quick mountain house meal and off to bed.

From: elmer@laptop
01-Sep-14
Way to go

From: LWood
01-Sep-14

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Thursday, August 28th.

We woke to some fog but got all our stuff together and started down. I am still amazed how strong Ben was, as his load was much heavier. Ben you're a BEAST in the mountains!

Loaded and Ready! A heavy pack sure feels good when you've had success.

From: Nick Muche
01-Sep-14
That is awesome man! Congrats! Beautiful country...

From: Cajunarcher
01-Sep-14
Congrats on an awesome hunt!

From: bhunter
01-Sep-14
Congratulations on the nice goat and great adventure! ben is a good young guide!

From: INbowdude
01-Sep-14
Thanks. Brings back some great memories.

From: BULELK1
01-Sep-14
You did Great!!

Congrats man.

Good luck, Robb

From: LWood
01-Sep-14
Thanks guys!

From: Whip
01-Sep-14
What a dream!!! Congratulations - and thanks for sharing!

01-Sep-14
Congrats Lenny!! Great pics and story , thank you for sharing .

01-Sep-14
Grats! What beautiful country...

From: Db1
01-Sep-14
Congrats! Great goat! Well done

From: bowbeck
01-Sep-14
Congrats!! Nice goat!!

From: jdee
01-Sep-14
What a hunt !! Big congrats.

From: sureshot
01-Sep-14
Congrats, looks like a great hunt!

02-Sep-14
Great job, congrats...

02-Sep-14
Congrats Lenny!! Great accomplishment!

From: Mad Trapper
02-Sep-14
Way to go Lenny!!!!!!!! You make goat hunting look way too easy.

From: KY EyeBow
02-Sep-14
Congrats!!!! That hunt is on my "bucket list". Good job getting it done!

From: nanuke22
02-Sep-14
Congrats!! Larry can you shoot me an e mail I would like to pick your brains as I have a hunt with Bolen & Lewis next Sept.

steved@deannuntiselectric.com

From: nanuke22
02-Sep-14
Sorry I meant Lenny Lol!!

From: LWood
02-Sep-14
Thanks again for all the comments. I am still smiling about my hunt. It is tough coming back to work after being in such a beautiful place.

Tom - I don't think any part of goat hunting is easy :).

Steve - I will send you my contact info.

From: Beav
02-Sep-14
Great job and congrats on an awesome trophy!

From: Pat Lefemine
04-Sep-14
Fantastic! Congrats!!

From: Reflex
04-Sep-14
Wow! Awesome pictures from an awesome hunt. Congrats!

From: Nesser
04-Sep-14
Congrats...beautiful goat

From: Dirty D
05-Sep-14
Congrats, great story & goat!

22-Jul-15
Good stuff Lenny! Figured I would bring it back to the top:)

From: huntmaster
22-Jul-15
Congrats Lenny!! Beautiful pics, can't wait until next year!

From: Jeff Pals
22-Jul-15
Thanks for bringing this up today Matt. This is just what I needed to pump me up. I am heading there the last ten days of September.

Lenny congrats again. It was great to meet you at the Bowsite Meet & Greet in Phoenix.

-Jeff

22-Jul-15
Great read, thanks for sharing. And congrats on the billy, hes a beauty!

From: MBMule
22-Jul-15

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Lenny, I'm pretty sure you and I hunted the same lake last year. I won't say the name, but does this view look familiar? I hunted it in mid-September.

From: LWood
23-Jul-15
Thanks Matt for bringing it up.

Jeff, I enjoyed meeting you as well. Good luck on your hunt. Calves and quads, calves and quads.

Lenny

From: Dennis Razza
23-Jul-15
Had to come back for another read. Great job Lenny!

From: Reflex
23-Jul-15
Missed this the first time around. Glad I didn't the second time! Way to go on an awesome goat! That is some beautiful country.

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