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    Next next hour is spent taking some photos and the usual celebration. But we are both seriously noticing our dehydration situation. Problem 2 is our kill kit and headlamps are back in our packs. Daylight isn’t goingto last too much longer so we decide to open the goat up for the night and bline back to our packs while we have daylight. We don’t want to mess up the cape job as it will be a first for both of us and also for deboning. So we boogie down the mountain collect our packs and make the trek into the night to get down to the valley bottom.
    The next day we are back up as light as possible to collect mr billy. We come up the good side of the mountain to avoid the nasty section from the last day. We reach the goat at some point mid day and get to work with caping and deboning. We pull off the cape and instantly see his boiler room is riddled with holes . Even pulling a perfectly mushroomed barnes bullet from the shoulder. Apparantly all the shots had connected perfectly. That goat sucked up his fair share without even flinching. We took awhile to cape and process but by late afternoon we had the entire cape including a rug section and all the meat. Loaded. All that was left was a gutpile and a few bones for the birds.Once again we hiked down into the dark finally completed and exhausted.
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    Lessons learned fromthis trip were the importance of not leaving your backpack with out the basic especially headlamps. Make sure you have enough water, and always expect it to take longer and be farther than you think.
    The Biologist was eager to do our inspection when we home later, informing us that our area has a 5% success rate for residents and the last resident to harvest out of there was 3 years previous from his records.That made us feel like a million bucks. The goat had 8.5 inch horns and was aged at 6 years, which was an solid mature billy for that area by the biologist. We also had the section of rug material from the hide and when the biologist saw it he laughed and informed us that we didn’t need to leave the giant balls attached . We packed those nards off that mountain for no reason considering the taxidermist refused to include them in the rug .

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    Re: Krag Dwellers Part 1

    Thanks for posting , it was a good read nice billy.

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    Re: Krag Dwellers Part 1

    Excellent read!

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    Thanks for the well written story
    congratulations

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    Great story dd!! Thank you for taking the time to share it, huge congrats on a great billy!!

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    Thanks, i can’t take credit for the goat it was my buds i was the pack mule on this trip.
    it was truly a great adventure we shared together. we did have a few more goat adventures after that year which i’ll try and write the part 2 soon.

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    Re: Krag Dwellers Part 1

    Well done dd. You have been bitten, there is no known cure !

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