An Alaskan Mountain Goat Hunt For Physically Challenged Hunters


Published: March - 2013

If an Alaska mountain goat is on your bucket list but you suffer from some serious physical limitations, take a look at this hunt report from subscriber Bob Keagy (9013) on a November mountain goat hunt in Alaska with Jimmie Rosenbruch's Glacier Guides (907-321-2180) on a boat-based hunt out of Gustavus. Keagy tells us candidly that he was 68 years old at the time of the hunt, with limited mobility, and still managed to kill a 27 2/8 SCI goat on an entirely fair-chase hunt. Keagy worked with personal guide Zach Decker on this hunt. "Glacier Guides was aware that my mobility was poor, as I was awaiting a knee replacement. They managed, nonetheless, to put me on a trophy goat the very first day!" he says.

Keagy calls this "an excellent hunt in a beautiful area with abundant goats in prime condition. Absolutely the best goat hunt I am aware of. Totally fair chase in gorgeous country." He rates the outfitter's offerings as excellent across the board.

We haven't been able to contact Keagy for additional information but did hear from Alisha ("Mutts") Rosenbruch-Decker, who told us they were informed in advance of Keagy's mobility limitations and had formulated a plan they hoped would be successful. "It was still a bit of a miracle," she told us in a phone conversation. "We have one river drainage that offers pretty easy walking, and we saved it for Bob's hunt. I was guiding another hunter, while Zach was guiding Bob. It was the height of the rut, and that was a big help. We saw one group of goats with two nannies in season and several billies circling around. My hunter and I went after them. Another billy was with a nanny and for some reason left her and was headed toward the first group across the drainage. He passed close enough that Zach could call him in for a successful shot at 148 yards. Bob couldn't reach the kill site, but we skinned and quartered it and brought it out the next day. Goats are social animals and respond well........(continued)

 
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