Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: montana goats

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    nebraska
    Posts
    33
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts

    montana goats

    My cousin went on a backpack elk hunt in Montana last fall and seen a ton of goats. he said they would have been easier to get than an elk I have a hard time believeing this. I don't know what unit but he said they spent 9 days dodgeing grizzlies. Anyone here ever hunt mountain goats in Montan? What are the chances of a tag? Probably about like powerball!!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    2,167
    Thanks
    56
    Thanked 308 Times in 236 Posts
    Congratulations
    1
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Chances are poor to ridiculously awful, depending on district, especially for a NR. Some districts are not available to NRs. Goat hunting is not especially challenging, although the terrain can be. I have been on several goat hunts (never as a tagholder), and they are some of my favorite hunts.

    I am a Resident with max points and my expectations are I will, once again, draw a point this year.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Bitterroot Bulls For This Useful Post:


  4. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Lewistown, MT
    Posts
    292
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 78 Times in 49 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    Chances are poor to ridiculously awful, depending on district, especially for a NR. Some districts are not available to NRs. Goat hunting is not especially challenging, although the terrain can be. I have been on several goat hunts (never as a tagholder), and they are some of my favorite hunts.

    I am a Resident with max points and my expectations are I will, once again, draw a point this year.
    Ditto, just the way MT is with our point system that is in place.
    JJenness
    G
    &T Crazy

  5. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    colfax, wa
    Posts
    4,929
    Thanks
    1,133
    Thanked 581 Times in 508 Posts
    Congratulations
    33
    Congratulated 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Not in MT but I been on a couple deer hunts in other states where I saw more mountain goats then deer. They are neat animals to see!

  6. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    511
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    how young are you?
    do you have no pts in MT or other states for Mtn Goats?

    if you're fairly young I feel you can draw 1 or more goat tags in your lifetime in the west.

    one thing that I think mtn. goat has going for it, is all I want is a nice goat/nice fur, I'm really not dead set on shooting a monster/booner or nothing, so you could apply for an easier odds unit etc...

    one option is to put in for a state where they have no pref/bonus pts... you'll have the same odds as everyone else applying and just have to get lucky...

    also there are some lotteries in some states I believe... so for 10 bucks or whatever you could possibly get lucky.


    in some ways you may say just saving all those fees etc... and saving up and booking a "cheaper" goat hunt in BC or AK would be a better idea?

  7. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Western Montana
    Posts
    413
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 53 Times in 41 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    Chances are poor to ridiculously awful, depending on district, especially for a NR. It took me 33 years to get my MTN Goat tag here in Montana. But man was I happy when I finally drew the darn thing!!

    Goat hunting is not especially challenging, although the terrain can be. Amen to that. The farthest I went back in from the trailhead on my hunt was 13 miles to the Idaho border coming in from the Bitterroot Valley. It's pretty hard too when the numbers are really really low which they were for the district I drew the year I drew my tag. That's hunting though but it sure makes it tough to find one when there aren't any. I saw one FOR SURE mountain goat while hunting, only for a brief few seconds, and one POSSIBLE on my numerous scouting trips.

    I have been on several goat hunts (never as a tagholder), and they are some of my favorite hunts. I had a blast!! Beautiful country and I loved every minute of it. I went with two buddies on one trip, my son scouted with me one day, and had one guy go on a one day adventure. Other than that all of my hunting/scouting was by myself. I would have loved to had someone (Bitterroot Bulls) tag along to share the adventure. I know if someone had a tag and asked me to "tag along" I would in a heart beat. .
    What's not to love!!





    Yes it's steep coming up from the bottom!!
    Last edited by 6mm Remington; 02-16-2014 at 04:07 PM.
    NRA Life Member
    RMEF
    Montana Wild Sheep Foundation
    Boone & Crockett Club
    Montana Bow Hunters Association

    "One loves to possess arms though they hope never to."
    Thomas Jefferson

  8. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Western Montana
    Posts
    413
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 53 Times in 41 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts




    It sure was beautiful back there!! Worth the trip in itself!!


    Nicer times!
    NRA Life Member
    RMEF
    Montana Wild Sheep Foundation
    Boone & Crockett Club
    Montana Bow Hunters Association

    "One loves to possess arms though they hope never to."
    Thomas Jefferson

  9. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Western Montana
    Posts
    413
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 53 Times in 41 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Not so nice times. We spent 2.5 days in the tent. It rained, snowed, rained, blew, foggy, snowed, and never stopped! Only came out to pee and feed the horses!! One trip was in on horseback, the rest of the time was on foot carrying my house on my back. I had a great time and loved every minute of it!!



    Steaks and baked potatoes on the fire before the storm hit!!



    13 miles from here to the Bitterroot Valley.



    A bit frosty last night and it was still early in the year! It was like a whole new world back here.

    NRA Life Member
    RMEF
    Montana Wild Sheep Foundation
    Boone & Crockett Club
    Montana Bow Hunters Association

    "One loves to possess arms though they hope never to."
    Thomas Jefferson

  10. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Western Montana
    Posts
    413
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 53 Times in 41 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Sure rough country. Funny how anything can live back there.


    Must have one of these. No way can a guy try and hunt this on foot. The eyes need to walk. It's just too daunting. Man will you have fun though.



    Just gorgeous.


    NRA Life Member
    RMEF
    Montana Wild Sheep Foundation
    Boone & Crockett Club
    Montana Bow Hunters Association

    "One loves to possess arms though they hope never to."
    Thomas Jefferson

  11. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Western Montana
    Posts
    413
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 53 Times in 41 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Take the time to use your camera. You will be so glad that you did!







    NRA Life Member
    RMEF
    Montana Wild Sheep Foundation
    Boone & Crockett Club
    Montana Bow Hunters Association

    "One loves to possess arms though they hope never to."
    Thomas Jefferson

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Pack goats
    By Wild Country in forum General Hunting
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 09-02-2014, 12:28 AM
  2. More Colorado Goats
    By m.mcolorado in forum Antelope
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-04-2013, 10:49 AM
  3. More mountain goats please?
    By Edelweiss in forum Wyoming
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-31-2012, 09:25 PM
  4. unit 6 goats
    By lineman1779 in forum Wyoming
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-26-2012, 05:51 PM
  5. Packing with goats
    By nebowhunter in forum Other
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-01-2012, 07:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •