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Goat hunt reports?
Where is all the goat hunt reports? Have only had one all fall. Was anyone else successful? What about the Babine guys?
Had rain 8 of 10 days.
Caught a few of these.
Planning to post my adventure or write an article for Bowhunter.
Russell where you success at the end?
Russell, I have that same pic...
I have my story mostly written and will get it posted up next week some time if all goes well.
How was the Sockeye run this year guys? Many Sockeye left that didn't turn reddish yet? Something is wrong with both these pics guys.......I don't see one beverage in the background!
I only fished for a couple hours and caught two red sockeye.
My beverage was in the front of the boat!!
I had a great trip with Beaverfoot, but did not get a goat. Passed a nanny on day 5 at five yards at full draw. Passed a youngish billy on day 8 at 28. Saw over 80 in ten days, but as goat hunters know seeing them and seeing shooters that one can get to, and recover if shot, are different things.
absolutely one of the best and most rewarding and demanding and satisfying hunts of the 57 guided hunts I have been on. Spectacular and classic in all regards.
Glad you had a good hunt with beaverfoot Grant! To bad you couldn't get your big billy. Really looking forward to that hunt with them next year!
i have been surprised by lack of mtn goat hunt reports as well, but I have a report i can share.
I was one of the lucky ones to draw a Montana mountain goat tag this year. I put a lot of work into my tag, and pretty much skipped archery elk this year so i could concentrate on my goat tag. My camp was 9.8 miles one way from the trail head, and I did a total of 4 trips in including scouting in August and hunting in September. In total i put over 80 miles on my horses during that time hunting and going into and out of camp. It was really tough hunting, in total during my all my trips i saw a total of only 5 billies (saw 25-30 nannies & kids also). Of the 5 billies, only 3 were accessible, and on my last trip in i ended up tagging this guy. Not as long of horns as i wanted, but i am extremely excited to tag a billy, as it is only about 50% success on the tag i drew. And his hair is amazing, he is absolutely beautiful! Due to the terrain i was hunting, lack of goats, and time, my bow got shelved and i let the Sako bark! I was able to get directly above him and shoot pretty much straight down at 170 yds. He only fell about 200 feet and stopped in a wash out. In the country i was hunting, 200 feet is nothing... many of the goats were on 300-1000 ft vertical cliffs.
I am still amazed by the country that these critters live in... I have a newly acquired respect for these animals that only those who have hunted them will understand... truly amazing animals!!
Congrats on the goat Josh.
You going to do a write up Grant? Would love to hear/see it.
no write up but will send a few photos
nanny that passed at 5 yards with yearling.
waking up at 8600 ft and looking down on the clouds. the people down there thought it was a cloudy day
goat on that cliff but you will never see it.
it is not the larger white visible dots
nanny and kid at 562 yards on cliff to left of pines. I could have held my 550 yard pin high but she was not legal with a kid.
Curt Wells wrote about this mountain face in an article a few years ago. Names death trail. also was on Bowhunter TV. scary stuff. had to navigate it 4 times. that was enough.
About halfway though the hunt I came up with the phrase....
"On an easy day of goat hunting you are afraid you are going to die. On a hard day of goat hunting you are afraid you won't."
There were some hard days.
What a personal accomplishment though. Unreal.
and one last picture. the goat on this cliff is circled. it is a nanny bedded. only a spotting scope could confirm it. amazing
Nice pics. It is truly incredible some of the precarious spots where Mountain Goats choose to hang out!
Wow...that is some serious terrain, Bou! Beautiful pics.
Best of Luck, Jeff
Thanks for sharing the pics Bou. I think your quote might just get repeated again!
Nice pics! I do love the quote you came up with.
How long is the horns? and what area did u get him in, congrats I've seen folks eat their goat tag due to holding out for a big billy,
I shot mine last year with my Hoyt in 132 area been waiting a long long time for my tag, 20 sum years,
I leave for BC October 22nd, keep the motivation coming!
Awesome pictures of your hunt Bou. Thanks for posting.
Boggs, Be careful up there. Snow and ice makes for some dangerous hunting.
Damn the luck bou' but thanks for sharing.
Good luck, Robb
Size?? Looks like a 8 inch, small body tells me a 3 to 4 year old, What's the verdict bou?
verdict is I did not get a goat
I mean archer sorry bou, how's that goat scoring dry lake?
Colorado, Monday morning. Had a fun hunt with a good buddy.
Congrats on the goat! Any story or other pic to go with it? I just love a good goat story.
This was my view in my Goat unit Monday opening morning
Always, some amazing country..,
Boys better get them Montana goats snow is gonna beat the season up, good luck might have to pack a rifle if your running outa options
some great pictures Bou, thanks for sharing
Any other reports, updates, photos out there.
Great thread...congrats to you goat harvesters!
Nice pics Grant....breathtaking!
On the road to BC, I'll have an update for ya November 3rd!
Later opening morning the fog cleared out but it was still way to windy to shoot an arrow, as the wind at times would almost tip us over. We did find this Billy and Nanny when the skies cleared some.
Couple of hours later I decided to go ahead and try for this Billy the wind let up for a few seconds when I got in close just as the Billy raised his head and looked at me. Shot was good and he was down within 60 yards.
Great job and nice animal and photo
Damn nice Covey & Rock
Good luck, Robb
"And with a recurve, too"......................................Sorry Rock, I couldn't resist.
That is a nice looking glove ;0-
Congrats on the goats guys!
Isn't Ermine (Justin Davis) hunting them also? There should be some more pictures soon.
Yeah ermine is headed down here shortly. He was concentrating on moose first.
I’ll bet he’s concentrating on goats now. He killed a slammer moose the other day.
elk first, then goat. Still plugging away in Wyoming.... hopefully not too nasty down in g5 by the time I get there...
Goat country is some fascinating territory. Thank all of you for sharing your adventures. Congrats to the "tag fillers"- very nice looking animals.
Just back from several days of chasing goats. One "almost got a shot" and turned down one. Winter came in. Both rifle hunting partners killed billies. Hopefully get back late October for another round.
I think Cazador owes us at least one more picture. One with much more hair in it.
Agree, Rod. C’mon Cazador. “Put some hair around it”!
Would you shoot this goat? Male or female? Look at characteristics
If you like his gloves you should see his hat.
Looks like a pretty darn good Billy!
Pics can be deceiving, but: Definitely a billy, probably three years old and going to measure about 42" maybe 43". If you are bow hunting in a tough area, you should shoot that goat. Unless you are picky and are getting opportunities at significantly bigger billies.
Long face, slight hump in snout, horns look to be at least 8x5. Only question would be if there was an even bigger, older one around? If not, I'd probably shoot him!
Looks very similar to the goat my daughter killed last Friday. Billy
Toughest animal to judge without a close second. Was on this goat for an hour and couldn’t tell what it was.
So I Move in, about 20 yds and boom the goat explodes up onto the rocks and I hear the sound of arrow on rock.
I tried to take a photo of how steep it was but it didn’t come out, more on that.
Working down to him.
And a goat in hand turns out to be a Nice Billy.
Very nice, Cazador. Congrats! Congrats to your daughter as well, Harvester!
Shout out to the badlands 2200 I don’t know how many elk, deer, and sheep this thing has packed out, but she’s seen her last season. deboned goat , head, and all for the pack out.
And like most goat hunts, no goat is killed without a fall. Just after this photo was take down he went 100yds, over and over again head looking like A rag doll on his way down.
In the end a couple character scars on his face and he did chip his horns. 9. 1/8 on one side 8 3/4 on the other. Should be about 44-45 when all said and done.
Nice work Caz. Can’t wait to hear the story over a cold one.
Congrats on a nice billy Cazador!! What (approximate) area were you hunting? Always interesting to see the age and growth rates for different conditions.
DIY here in Colorado.