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nebowhunter
09-13-2011, 10:13 AM
Just was curious if anyone else on this site has ever packed with Packgoats?

chuffness
09-13-2011, 02:36 PM
No but I saw the post on it this morning and did some research and found this website.

Seem to go over pack goats pretty extensively... Plus you can rent from them and try it out for yourself.

http://www.highuintapackgoats.com

EdD270
01-11-2012, 04:23 PM
I have not, but there's a guy, gila dog, who posts often on BushcraftUSA.com and on some other similar sites who has goats and packs with them regularly in New Mexico. You might want to look at his posts and contact him directly. Just go to bushcraftUSA.com and search for packgoats.

Ikeepitcold
01-11-2012, 06:24 PM
I've also checked out the above site and thought it would be pretty cool to try them. Also thought of dogs too. Mountain dogs or Saint Benard

Montana
01-11-2012, 10:08 PM
Just was curious if anyone else on this site has ever packed with Packgoats?

And wouldn't live without them :) I have some great pics... I'll try to find some more.

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Jon Boy
01-11-2012, 11:36 PM
How much maintenance are they to hunt with Montana?

Montana
01-12-2012, 06:59 AM
How much maintenance are they to hunt with Montana?

They really are pretty easy. You do not have to pack food or water for them, that part is nice. They can carry around 35-40 pounds on each of them. I know I am going to get teased on this one but I hunt alone quite a bit and they are actually fun to have around camp, not that way:) Tremendous to have around kids and the family. It's a bit of a controversial but I will not lie, they are outstanding decoys and allow you to really get in on game.

hardstalk
01-12-2012, 08:16 AM
Do you have to keep them on leashes or tied off all the time? Or do they follow you like dogs?


Also jonboy. In guy eastmans book "hunting high country mule deer" he talks about using pack goats. I'm pretty sure its that book. if not its cam hanes book. Backcountry bowhunting.

Montana
01-12-2012, 08:40 AM
When hiking no leashes... At night it just depends on what country I am in. 2 years ago I was in a basin and the wolves were howling like crazy. That night I tied them up close to the tent, the first time ever, it saved their life. I know of at least 2 wolves that came in and attacked one of the goats. It was over in seconds, by the time I got to my pistol and opened the tent they were gone. If the goats weren't tied up they would have ran away and of course they would have been too far away for me to scare away the wolves. Aside of that crazy incident, they usually are off the leash but still sleep within 50 yards of the tent.

RUTTIN
01-12-2012, 09:56 AM
I think that would be one of the pluses, not that any one would want to see their goat die, but I like the idea of a predator eating my goat before me!

sigpros
01-29-2012, 01:36 PM
Good looking oberhalsi and toggenburg? I think the light one is a togg.

nebowhunter
01-29-2012, 07:50 PM
I've had great luck myself. But I had a bad deal of luck with some domestic dogs killing 3 out of five of my goats while I was away from camp. But I won't give up I'll do it again.

RayleighsDad
01-31-2012, 01:38 PM
Very interesting, I may have to train some goats to haul out the sheds that my antler dog finds!

Montana
02-01-2012, 08:25 PM
Good looking oberhalsi and toggenburg? I think the light one is a togg.

Someone knows their goats :) Its an Ober and an Alpine. The Ober is pushing 190 lbs and the Alpine is 175 and strong as an ox... Well ok, a big goat.