Where to hunt Mountain Goat
There are many members of the Capra family that could go by the name of “mountain goat”. But this page is dedicated to the mountain goat, or Rocky Mountain goat, that inhabits the North-Western mountain ridges of North America, with its natural range stretching from Washington, Idaho and Montana, through British Columbia and Alberta to Yukon and Alaska. Introduced populations of mountain goat exist in other Western states, such as Utah, as well. Ironically, it’s not even a true goat, but goat or “goat-antelope”, the Rocky Mountain goat is an iconic and highly desirable trophy.
Mountain goats are relatively rare, and dwell in remote mountain wilderness areas. Travel to and from the destination makes up a great portion of the price of the hunt. Hunting opportunities in the Lower 48 start at about $4,000, and hunts in British Columbia and Alaska may go for up to $10,000. Mountain goat hunts often come as a package deal with other species, and due to savings on the travel, a combination hunt is usually a better bargain.
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When to hunt Mountain Goat?
Most mountain goat seasons run from September to November or December. The longer into the year, the more demanding and challenging the hunt is, due to rough weather conditions of mountain goat’s typical habitat – but on the other hand, the greater are your chances to harvest a billy goat in prime winter fur.
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Mountain goats seldom descend below the alpine meadow altitude, and the hunt for them is usually spot-and-stalk. Spotting a goat is not so difficult, as their snow-white fur is visible from long distance on the background of rocks and meadows. It’s the stalk part that is the problem. Mountain goats contend seriously for the title of the most alert and wary game animal, and open ground that they frequent doesn’t make stalking any easier.
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Both male (billy) and female (nanny) mountain goats carry long, straight horns, with annual rings that help estimate the age of the animal. Even more impressive than the horns is the skin of these animals, with fine dense wool undercoat covered by longer, and hollow, hair of the overcoat. But a hunter who wants to harvest this trophy should be prepared for quite a challenge, it’s a hard hunt in a hard terrain. Seriously, even if you can secure a tag for a DIY mountain goat hunt, you should never go alone. In mountain goat habitat the smallest mistake may mean a slow and painful death at the bottom of some ravine. Add to this the problem of getting to their habitat – most mountain goat hunts are done out of spike tent camps way out in arctic mountains - and you’ll see why few hunters could boast of a mountain goat trophy. Neither the skin nor the horns are worth the investment – but the experience of hunting for them is worth every penny!
Mountain Goat Hunt 1x1 '20 Canada
This is definitely the most underrated trophy within BC. The methods we use to hunt include horseback, hiking, and spot & stalk. For this hunt the hunter should be in good physical shape. Our average goats will be 9 to 10.5 inches with solid bases. Shot will range from 50 to 200 yards. Later season "billies" offer a great coat. Mountain goat and mule deer make a great hunt combo! All hunts will be done by horse back trips out of remote spike camps.
Trip duration: 10 days
Hunting season: 1 Sep 2020 31 Oct 2020
2x1 Mountain Goat Hunt in BC, 2021 Canada
BC is home to the largest population of mountain goats in Canada with 90% of the country's entire population residing in mountainous areas of British Columbia. Our mountain goat hunts run from August 1st to mid September. This guided hunt season runs parallel with our moose, caribou and bear hunting seasons affording hunters great opportunities for guided hunt combinations along with their mountain goat hunts. With a little hard work we can put you in a position to harvest a trophy of a lifetime. Clients should be in good physical condition, able to hike and carry a 40 lb. backpack in the back country. Packers are available in advance only and cost $2000 for the duration of the hunt payable in advance with the balance of your hunt. Package price per hunter: $11350.
Trip duration: 8 days
Hunting season: 1 Aug 2021 16 Sep 2021
Mountain Goat Hunt United States
Mountain Goats are an animal that I believe are truly underrated. The beauty in these magnificent creatures is absolutely breathtaking. They are quite the challenge and live in breath taking beauty. We work hard to harvest Billies 81/2"or larger, averaging 9-91/2 category PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DAYS QUOTED ABOVE ARE THE NUMBER OF FULL DAYS YOU WILL SPEND HUNTING. A TRIP LISTED AS 5 DAYS WILL ACTUALLY BE 7 DAYS WITH 1 DAY TO FLY IN AND 1 DAY TO FLY OUT, 10 DAYS IS 12 DAYS AND 12 DAYS IS A 14 DAY TRIP 5% Sales Tax Will Be Calculated And Added In Your Final Bill
Trip duration: 7 days
Hunting season: 1 Sep 2020 30 Sep 2020
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