Looks like I'll be headed to Utah this year in search of my first Mountain Goat!! Pretty excited to say the least, never in a million years did I expect to draw in Utah! Been applying in Idaho for many years for Mtn Goat thinking that would be the state I would have to draw in for a Mtn Goat (since my home state of MT never seems to put my name in the draw)!!! Hopefully have pictures this fall.
Ogden/Willard Peak unit. Helped a buddy harvest a goat there a couple years ago and saw a good number of goats. Its a very rough and steep unit to get around in but we had a great time. Unit doesn't have the top end trophy potential of the Beaver unit, but I plan on trying to harvest with archery gear, and I consider any mountain goat with a bow to be a trophy! I drew it with only a few points, very very lucky to say the least!!
My Utah mountain goat with a bow. I didn't have time to be real picky (expecting our 2nd child literally any day), but couldn't be happier. He is exactly 8" on both sides. I got to share camp with my dad, who got me started hunting as far back as I can remember, so that made it even more special. I saw many goats that were bigger but were never in locations for a stalk.
Shot was 34 yards slightly quartering away and he only took about 5 steps and tipped over. I was by myself due to my dad being terribly afraid of heights so picture is terrible.
Awesome man! Congrats on a special trophy and second kid!