Where to hunt Wild Goat
Many animals can go by the name of “wild goat”, including the original wild goat (Ibex) and the Billy Goat of the Rocky Mountains of North America. Even roe deer is known as “wild goat” in some parts of Siberia. However, when most outfitters speak about “wild goat”, they imply feral domestic goats that went wild in various corners of the world. Wild goat hunting is offered in countries as diverse as Ireland, New Zealand, and Argentina.
Depending on the country, the daily rate for a wild goat hunt may average $400, and the shooting fees are in the $1,000 range. Wild goat hunting is often offered in combination with other species, such as hybrid sheep or red deer. The price of such packages may vary from $1,600 to $3,500 and more, depending on what particular species (trophy or non-trophy) are on the list.
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When to hunt Wild Goat?
Like other feral or exotic animals, hunting opportunities for a wild goat exist at any month of the year. This could mean an opportunity to hunt when most other seasons are closed. The timing of the visit to an exotic country like New Zealand or Argentina is usually determined by weather, or seasons for other animals that the hunter is after. For instance, most big game hunts in Argentina are timed to the red stag rut that usually starts in March and may continue to early May.
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The most common method of hunting wild goat is spot and stalk. Often, the spotting part is opportunistic – if the hunter and the guide notice a good-sized trophy in the course of a less-than-perfect hunt for other species, the hunter may choose to take the opportunity and hunt this animal. Then the hunters make a careful approach to the animal, taking into account the direction of the wind, available cover, and millions of other details. For an extra challenge, choose a short-range weapon, such as a muzzleloader, a handgun, a crossbow or a bow.
Why hunt Wild Goat?
Hunting feral animals may not be anyone’s cup of tea. From the comfort of your living room a wild goat may seem to be easier to kill than a zombie in a computer game. But most people who try actually hunting one usually discover that just a few generations in the wild, and a wild goat may be as challenging to approach as an ibex in the Pamirs. The story of humans that introduce an animal into a habitat and then discover they can’t get rid of them even with such devices as helicopters and night vision scopes repeats itself from the Arapawa island near New Zealand to wild boar in the USA. If you feel an interest towards wild goat hunting, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do it.
The Full New Zealand Monty - 2 hunters New Zealand
This is a true New Zealand Grand Slam - a sample of everything – Red Stag up to 325 SCI, Tahr, Chamois, Fallow Buck, Wild Arapawa Ram, Feral Goat, Wild Boar, Wallabies, Duck Hunting, Black Swan, Quail, Sea Fishing. 10 days – 2 hunters. All inclusive: trophy fees, guiding, accommodation/food, ground transfers, field preparation, use of firearms if required. No date restrictions, option to upgrade, add on or shuffle anything around within the package. Non hunters welcome at a super special rate which can include 3 days of sightseeing/touring. The most exclusive and private hunting territories in the Southern Alps of the South Island!!! Low hunting pressure and exceptional animals…. only $29,995 total
Trip duration: 10 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 31 Aug 2022
4 Species North Island Package New Zealand
The North Island package is for 1 hunter and 1 companion on our North Island Estate. It includes 5 nights’ accommodation at our lodge, all dining and beverages, open bar, guiding throughout the hunt, field preparation of trophies, local transfers and trophy fees for Red Stag (up to 325 SCI), Fallow Buck (representative), Ram and Goat. Upgrades and additional trophies can be added in field. Upgrade to Silver Medal Stag 325-350 SCI +$1,500 Upgrade to Gold Medal Stag 350-375 SCI +$3,000
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 31 Aug 2021
Meat hunt for Red & Fallow deer & Goat New Zealand
We offer genuine free range wild meat hunts for Red deer, Fallow deer, South Pacific Goat, also cull stags and bucks at guides discretion on their rugged picturesque country. There are no charges for the Trophies harvested, all you pay is your daily rate. Minimum 3 day hunt. Our hunting/guide ratio is 2:1. Genuinely wild and free range, authentic New Zealand hunting experience. There are no high wire fences and no farm released genetics. Your hunt will be fully catered to your level of fitness and experience, and the guides are fully committed to providing you the best adventure possible. You can bring your own legal firearms, however you are most welcome to use our fit for purpose, accurate firearms. The cost for one or two hunters is $1150 (ie one guide) then each hunter after that is $575 each. Meat hunts can be booked all year round. The Roar usually takes place from late March until late April. We continue to trophy hunt until August, at which point the large stags are near to casting their antlers. The Roar or the Rut is the best time to hunt Deer in NZ, being the mating season when species such as Red, Sika and Fallow Deer become quite vocal and therefore are easier to locate. The Red Deer begin to rut during late March and through April, with the Sika Stags and Fallow Bucks beginning in April and continuing through May. Although the rut is the most popular time to hunt, very often the period after is just as productive. If you want to hunt wild boar or goats, the time of the year is not critical, good trophies can be taken all year round. Your guide will cape and salt your trophies. Mounting can be arranged here in New Zealand and you may have your trophies dispatched freight forward by air freight to your specified destination. The Taxidermist will complete all necessary documentation and bill you directly. Please inquire for available dates.
Trip duration: 2 - 12 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2020
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