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Montana State Record Archery Goat!
Mountain Goat
Contributors to this thread:
chasin bugles 14-Apr-15
Lee 14-Apr-15
CCOVEY 14-Apr-15
Ken 14-Apr-15
HUNT MAN 14-Apr-15
sureshot 14-Apr-15
sticksender 14-Apr-15
muskeg 14-Apr-15
Mountain.Blade 14-Apr-15
t-roy 14-Apr-15
JTV 14-Apr-15
IdyllwildArcher 14-Apr-15
TMA1010 14-Apr-15
elmer@laptop 15-Apr-15
OFFHNTN 15-Apr-15
huntmaster 15-Apr-15
iceman 15-Apr-15
chasin bugles 15-Apr-15
chasin bugles 15-Apr-15
Rancher 15-Apr-15
hunt'n addict 15-Apr-15
GhostBird 15-Apr-15
GhostBird 15-Apr-15
midwest 15-Apr-15
njbuck 15-Apr-15
Julius K 15-Apr-15
Chukar 15-Apr-15
TreeWalker 15-Apr-15
Bowboy 15-Apr-15
TXCO 15-Apr-15
SteveB 15-Apr-15
cityhunter 15-Apr-15
chasin bugles 15-Apr-15
chasin bugles 15-Apr-15
chasin bugles 15-Apr-15
rooselk 16-Apr-15
Adventurewriter 17-Apr-15
Paul@thefort 17-Apr-15
Mark Watkins 17-Apr-15
LWood 17-Apr-15
chasin bugles 17-Apr-15
Eric B. 17-Apr-15
Bou'bound 17-Apr-15
grizzlyhunter 18-Apr-15
Jason Stafford 20-Apr-15
14-Apr-15

chasin bugles's embedded Photo
chasin bugles's embedded Photo
Well its official! I'm the proud new owner of an archery state record mountain goat!!! With 10 3/8" on his unbroken horn and 5 1/2" bases, I was in for a heck of a surprise when I got back to town and put a tape on him. Record aside, this was easily one of my favorite hunts to date. The culmination of great memories and even better help in some of the most impressive country in Northwest Montana, the places these animals call home are as challenging as they are beautiful. Ive been working with Eastmans to do up a story so more details to follow. Good luck in this year's draws, I encourage those of you who pull the tag of a lifetime this year to stick it out with your bow through to the end. The delay in gratification is easily worth it!

From: Lee
14-Apr-15
Very cool! Congrats!!

Lee

From: CCOVEY
14-Apr-15
Congrats!

From: Ken
14-Apr-15
Congratulations! Great goat.

From: HUNT MAN
14-Apr-15
Nice goat and great photo. The weather looks nice to. HUNT

From: sureshot
14-Apr-15
Congratulations and great trophy photo!

From: sticksender
14-Apr-15
Beautiful Billy, looks like a horse.

How old was he?

From: muskeg
14-Apr-15
nice Bill ....

14-Apr-15
Nice

From: t-roy
14-Apr-15
Awesome goat!! Congrats to you for sticking to your guns.....er...bow!

From: JTV
14-Apr-15
Nice, congrats ...

14-Apr-15
Grats

Did he break his other side when he fell or was it already broken?

From: TMA1010
14-Apr-15
That is a brute of a goat - very strong work. Congratulations.

From: elmer@laptop
15-Apr-15
Cool. Let's hear the whole story of your hunt!!

From: OFFHNTN
15-Apr-15
Wow.....look at the head on that guy! Congratulations!!!

From: huntmaster
15-Apr-15
Sweet! Congrats!

From: iceman
15-Apr-15
Awesome! Congrats.

15-Apr-15
Thanks guys, he was either 11 or 12 sticksender. His horn was broken before the shot. Lucked out there as he didnt make it 10 yards, most of it rolling. All that he was missing was 5/8" on that side. That does account for alot when it comes to scoring though. His net would have been 51" even instead of 49 6/8". Considering all I was after was a mature billy, I dont lose any sleep over it.

15-Apr-15
Thanks guys, he was either 11 or 12 sticksender. His horn was broken before the shot. Lucked out there as he didnt make it 10 yards, most of it rolling. All that he was missing was 5/8" on that side. That does account for alot when it comes to scoring though. His net would have been 51" even instead of 49 6/8". Considering all I was after was a mature billy, I dont lose any sleep over it.

From: Rancher
15-Apr-15
That is one beautiful goat,congrats to everyone involved.

15-Apr-15
Congratulations! Beautiful goat.

From: GhostBird
15-Apr-15
Congratulations!!!

From: GhostBird
15-Apr-15
Congratulations!!!

From: midwest
15-Apr-15
Congrats!

From: njbuck
15-Apr-15
Great job!

From: Julius K
15-Apr-15
Beauty

From: Chukar
15-Apr-15
Congratulations! Thanks for sharing!

From: TreeWalker
15-Apr-15
Great job!

From: Bowboy
15-Apr-15
Very nice goat congrats!

From: TXCO
15-Apr-15
Awesome and congrats!

From: SteveB
15-Apr-15
One beautiful and well earned goat!

From: cityhunter
15-Apr-15
Way to go whats the final score

15-Apr-15

chasin bugles's Link
49 6/8

15-Apr-15

chasin bugles's Link

15-Apr-15

chasin bugles's Link

From: rooselk
16-Apr-15
Congrats on an outstanding animal!

17-Apr-15
Wow...congrads love a big Billy...they just are the coolest

From: Paul@thefort
17-Apr-15
A beast for sure. How much to you believe he weighed on the hoof?

Very nice and looking forward to read the story.

My best, Paul

From: Mark Watkins
17-Apr-15
Congrats!

Mark

From: LWood
17-Apr-15
Congratulations! That is a huge billy.

Lenny

17-Apr-15
Paul, the meat pack weighed 80# & the cape and head load was 70. Our guess was 300# on the hoof, maybe just under. After trimming/cleaning all the meat we ended up with 50# of steak & burger. Steaks a little chewey but otherwise surprisingly good.

From: Eric B.
17-Apr-15
Awesome goat !

From: Bou'bound
17-Apr-15
this tread is missing some serious day by day details and photos. probably just a small oversight that will be quickly remedied by the new state record holder himself.

18-Apr-15

grizzlyhunter's embedded Photo
grizzlyhunter's embedded Photo
Congrats on the great billy. I know how you must have felt after putting the tape to him. I was lucky enough to shoot the new Utah Traditional Bowhunter state record in 2012 on a DIY hunt. I was not even going to get it scored but the fish and game officer that seen it said I need to. He scored 49 4/8 . Congrats again.

20-Apr-15
Great goats guys, congrats.

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