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  1. #21
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    Re: Goat information, first hunt

    Not sure what MU you are going to hunt but if its in Norther BC Oct may be a little late only because of the weather. There will probably be snow and freezing temp so mountain climbing would be dangerous.

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    Re: Goat information, first hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by TARCHER View Post
    I strongly recommend coming down the same route you ascended on.
    Thanks, learnt that lesson somethin fierce last November

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    Re: Goat information, first hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by RackStar View Post
    What area are you going?

    I got my first goat August 15th, they do what goats do, chill in the cliffs. I got lucky and he came down to feed as we got within 300 yards. Lucked out.
    Quote Originally Posted by tuchodi View Post
    Not sure what MU you are going to hunt but if its in Norther BC Oct may be a little late only because of the weather. There will probably be snow and freezing temp so mountain climbing would be dangerous.
    Coastal mountains

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    Re: Goat information, first hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by TheObserver View Post
    Coastal mountains
    Great choice! Hunted there a few times . . . text me if you want to chat further (250-318-1091)
    "Every time is a once-in-a-lifetime experience . . . all different" Glenn St. Charles

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    Re: Goat information, first hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by tuchodi View Post
    Not sure what MU you are going to hunt but if its in Norther BC Oct may be a little late only because of the weather. There will probably be snow and freezing temp so mountain climbing would be dangerous.
    theres always that trade-off, early and no snow goats can be anywhere in their range, later the snows tend to push them lower, easier to spot maybe, more time on south slopes and possibly more within reach
    crampons are mandatory
    Glad to say I have hunted Northern BC

    Simon Fraser had pretty good judgement on what he found in BC

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    Re: Goat information, first hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by BCbillies View Post
    Great choice! Hunted there a few times . . . text me if you want to chat further (250-318-1091)
    ... a few times... lol
    WSSBC Life Member

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    Re: Goat information, first hunt

    Best of luck - I'm quite jealous - It will be another year at least before I can start approaching a goat hunt. Do post pictures/stories when you get there.

  8. #28
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    Re: Goat information, first hunt

    My biggest tip would be pack light! Pack so you can pack up camp every morning, hike with it on you all day and then set it up again in a different location. If you hunt from a base camp you will need to cover so many more KMs. October they won’t be moving much so you will need to be lol.

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    Re: Goat information, first hunt

    Lots of good advice so far.
    My thoughts would be
    GOOD WELL FITTING HIKING BOOTS. Not your every day hunting boots that feel good walking on roads.
    Optics save miles
    Walking sticks save knees
    Take out the shoulder if you can with a fallow up shot as they tend to jump over the edge.
    Good Luck

  10. #30
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    Re: Goat information, first hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by David.T View Post
    My biggest tip would be pack light! Pack so you can pack up camp every morning, hike with it on you all day and then set it up again in a different location. If you hunt from a base camp you will need to cover so many more KMs. October they won’t be moving much so you will need to be lol.
    Okay noted thank you, thinking about picking up a bivy this year for Elk hunting so that could be perfect for the goat, figure this is the lightest other than just setting up a lean to with a tarp.

    I hunted out of a base camp last year for Elk and it was less than ideal for that area would have been better mobile every day if needed. I first started backpack hunting last year and really learnt what I need and dont need and man was I going WAY to heavy last year. Just did a 4 day scouting trip and was so light and nice.

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