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Old 10-01-2009, 10:53 AM   #1
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Goat Hunt

This past summer i returned home from a meeting. i saw i had a message on the answering machine. it was the utah division of wildlife services informing me that i was the being awarded a rocky mountain goat tag that had been turned in. i was the 1st alternate on the list. so with some thought i decided to take the tag.

anyhow i thought i would share my hunting experience with you all. i posted this in the utah forum and i think they enjoyed it.

the arrival!!


loading up the food.


Finally we spot some goats in the cliffs.


So i decided to chase them with the bow. well when i poked my head over the rocks to get a look, those goats must have winded me. becuase they were on the move. and the moved right up the hillside and over the top before stopping.


So we finally spotted another goat several miles away. this goat was way high above tree line. how do you tie a horse up when you have no trees? rocks work just fine!


their the goat be. feeding away as we move in closer...
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:58 AM   #2
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Moving into position.


when this goat spotted us it started to high tail it out of there. being rushed and not seeing very many goats(5 total) with only one day left of hunting i had made my mind that this just might be the goat. as my buddy ranged it and said it had decent horn mass with good curvature i thought this might be my only chance. with not really having the opportunity to get back in the high country with horses i knew this was it!

as it almost always is with hunting, decisions happen fast... so i pulled the trigger!


I ended up shooting a nanny. never saw a billie the whole trip. the distance between the two i put the sneak on with the bow and this one was almost 6 miles as the crow flies according to google earth. take into account all the horses being ridden through the timber off the high line trail. i was very happy to harvest this animal and to have this experience to share with some of my best buds!


group hugging photo.


only way to hunt the high country. have a big game transporter!


this animal will be going on the wall as one would expect. i am very pleased with the whole hunt. am i disappointed i didnt harvest a billie? not at all!!! hunting for me is not about horn mass or length... that really doesnt matter. it was a grand opportunity to hunt something ive never hunted and share it with the best of friends.
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:21 AM   #3
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That is a dream hunt for me. Congratulations! It's nice to hear a story of someone that actually enjoys the EXPERIENCE and not just the end results or the score sheet.

How long did it take for you to draw this tag?
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:22 AM   #4
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Great post! Amazing country up there.
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:38 PM   #5
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Amazing story! Thank you for sharing. Any goat is a good goat! That was a hunt you will remember forever! Congrats!
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:21 PM   #6
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That is a dream hunt for me. Congratulations! It's nice to hear a story of someone that actually enjoys the EXPERIENCE and not just the end results or the score sheet.

How long did it take for you to draw this tag?
thanks!! i had 3 or 4 bonus points. 130 people put in this area for 4 tags. half the tags went to the people with the most bonus points. so their were 2 tags for the rest of us. not good odds, but hey i got lucky!!
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:40 PM   #7
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awesome hunt. i would be happy with a nanny too.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:13 AM   #8
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Looks like a trophy to me!


Good pics of an awesome hunt make it priceless.



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Old 10-05-2009, 12:20 PM   #9
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Way to go!
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:21 PM   #10
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Thanks for sharing your hunt with us. I really enjoyed it.
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