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    Winter goat hunt

    Got out for a winter goat hunt with a friend recently. Was a fun hunt with a multi-discipline approach involving different methods of travel. As soon as we arrived at the spot, we spotted quite a few goats in between the fog and clouds. Weather was iffy and it was lightly raining with it forecast to turn to heavy snow, increasing avalanche hazard... We decided to make a play right away and headed up using a standing treeline on a ridge on a huge slide path as cover. We worked to a point where we figured we'd get a good view and found 14 goats in and around a cave/ledge system. Combination of nannies, kids, and billies, but no monsters. Ranged them at 545 yards and with the rain having turned to snow and poor lighting we had to work closer to 330 yards. Decided this was the chance with heavy snow and getting late in the day. Lined up on the biggest billy and dropped him with a spine shot. He fell but his head was still up and moving, so I lobbed several more rounds into him (and around him) to no avail. Ended up having to dispatch him point blank as we walked up to him, these goats are tough critters. Rolled him down in the snow to get to a safer area less threatened by avalanches and then broke him down in the dark before picking our way down the mountain in a snowstorm. Got back quite late (11pm) and set up camp absolutely drenched by wet snow, and man those hot tents are nice for drying off. All in all was a great and interesting adventure with the bonus of a freezer top-up! Caliber was a .270 win mtn rifle, shooting old school 130gr winchester silvertip ammo. Billy was no monster at 8.25" 3.5 yrs old but as mentioned with weather and time limitations I'm happy to have him in my freezer.

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    Re: Winter goat hunt

    Heck ya I'd be happy with him too, congrats! Looking forward to seeing some pics...LEH I'm assuming, or did you shoot him during an open season?

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    Re: Winter goat hunt

    that’s a Tough hunt in August never mind February, great job!

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    Re: Winter goat hunt

    I don’t have any luck posting pictures on this site anymore unfortunately

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    Arrow Re: Winter goat hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by kitnayakwa77 View Post
    I donít have any luck posting pictures on this site anymore unfortunately
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    Awesome!!

    Certainly can tell the weather was crapping out!!

    Cheers!
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    Re: Winter goat hunt

    Nice share. Ya make it sound easy!!!! What are we looking at in the photo, goats wintering in the aspen on more gentle terrain? You skied in?


    I sure like the taste of goat.
    Toughest critters in North America for sure.
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    Re: Winter goat hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by Husky7mm View Post
    Nice share. Ya make it sound easy!!!! What are we looking at in the photo, goats wintering in the aspen on more gentle terrain? You skied in?


    I sure like the taste of goat.
    Toughest critters in North America for sure.
    bottom edge of a big slide after rolling and dragging him down to the safe place in photo to process

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    Re: Winter goat hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by kitnayakwa77 View Post
    bottom edge of a big slide after rolling and dragging him down to the safe place in photo to process
    Thats makes more sense. Thought for a second that I could see a round bail off in the distance. Lol
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