||January - 05 - 2018
The Hunting Report Roundup brings you from-the-field hunter reports on exciting hunting opportunities around the world. This week we feature high country hunts for big mountain goats.
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MOUNTAIN GOAT ROUNDUP
Top of the World. While mountain goat may not get the credit sheep do, these incredible animals make for some of North America’s most fun and adventurous hunting. Access is tough, stalks are heart-pounding, and the scenery is always good.
“After a disappointing previous trip in Alaska, I was looking for a quality mountain goat hunt before my age and knees get in the way,” says F. Charney (11028), who took mountain goat and brown bear with Golden Bear Outfitting. “A had choice of three great billies from the beautiful surroundings of spike camp. Outfitter Greg Williamson and his wife are perfect hosts, and this is time and money well spent.”
A “fabulous adventure” found S. Kernosky (10992) on his AK hunt for mountain goats and blacktail deer with guide Steve Prevat of Kodiak Backcountry Adventures. “Saw lots of goats even while hunting deer, and took a great billy in a spot that made recovery feasible. This is a draw area and it took me four years, but it was worth the wait!”
D. Ochsner (10808) took a B&C mountain goat with Bolen Lewis in BC. “If you are after a big mountain goat with long hair, this November hunt is it. Warm weather pushed the snowline higher, so stalks were long. Guide Brad Baldwin worked around my limitations perfectly, and I will never be happier with a trophy.”
T. Rathert (10998) calls his BC Stone sheep and mountain goat hunt with Prophet Muskwa Outfitters “the top hunting experience I’ve had in forty years. A great billy gave me the slip in bad weather, but I took another on the last day. Also had the thrill of sitting among a band of rams for half a day. Great horses and extremely comfortable camps topped it off.”
P. Kavakas (11038) says he took an excellent trophy mountain goat with Wayne Woods of Woods Outfitting in Alaska. “I never thought I’d be able to do this hunt because of knee and hip problems, but Woods has lots of experience with hunters with physical limitations through his foundation Purple Heart Hunts, and he made it happen. He was well-prepared, and ran a great spike camp.”
Fejes Guide Service got A. Hanson (11034) onto a 30 6/8 SCI billy in Alaska. “Great people who do their all to accommodate hunters no matter the situation. I was thrilled with my goat!”
More Reports Roundup
Hunting Report subscribers are the most adventurous and well-traveled group of folks in the hunting world, and we are here to cover all of their adventures. Here’s a roundup of some recent reports that you won’t want to miss...
North America. M. Theiler (11066) and his wife hunted black bear in New Hampshire with Parkies Guide Service. “Despite warm weather conditions we were successful. A lot of sows with cubs, so the area should be good hunting in years to come.”
Another eastern hunt from J. Caraballo (11065), who took moose and caribou in Newfoundland with Arluk Outfitters. “The hunting experience of a lifetime. Battling bad weather for six days, my guides still managed to put me on a trophy woodland caribou and an average size bull moose on the last 2 days of the hunt. This is truly a first class operation from the minute you land, and my wife and I didn’t want to leave.”
Africa. R. Clark (11051) took an ancient bongo on his rainforest hunt with PH Christophe Morio in Congo-Brazzaville. “My second hunt with Morio. Outfitter Jean Luc Damy has done a spectacular job with this concession, and they have something special here. My bongo was estimated at 15-years, and would not likely see another year. A noble end to a magnificent animal, in my opinion.”
Elsewhere. H. Reynolds (11063) hunted Chartreuse chamois in France with guide Philippe Simon. “Simon was an excellent guide and great company. He spoke very good English, knew the area and animals, and was super in every way. I was three days out of a cast for a broken leg, but we still had a fine hunt.”
“I can honestly say this was one of my most enjoyable adventures,” says D. Dubois (11070) of his Ireland hunt for sika deer and feral sheep with Celtic Field Sports. “My guide was a whiz at getting me within shooting range, and got both me and my trophy safely off the mountain. This hunt is a real winner for those bringing a spouse, and we had great touring.”