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Biily Goat at 1058 yds

 
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:57 AM
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Biily Goat at 1058 yds

Headed out this last weekend and found a pretty good Billy. Glassed him from a couple miles out and closed the distance to get a better look. Got to a great spot to set up and got the optics on him, He looked good and the conditions were perfect so starting getting set up for the shot. Station pressure was 21.7 with 42 degrees farenheit, 12 degree angle, Zero wind, it was 1058 on the range finder. Dialed 22.25 elevation and 1 minute for spin. Settled in and sent the 300 berger on the way. The hit connected, but it was about 1/2 minute low going through the sternum and shattering the farside leg just below the shoulder (He was bedded angled away from us) He was able to stand and make a move behind a dead white bark just leaving a LITTLE window of vitals. 2 shots later I had opened that window (300 gr bergers are great for delimbing a tree if you ever find your self in this situation) and the final shot went right through the newly created window right into the vitals and the billy made 3 big strides and piled up in the draw. got the cape off and the meat deboned and off the hill we came. Utilized my pack goats to help haul meat/camp out and both of them did great. enjoy the photos


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Old 09-17-2012, 09:59 AM
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Re: Billy Goat at 1058 yds

PS the Billy measured just a tad over 8" and thanks Tony for spotting for me!
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:01 AM
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Re: Biily Goat at 1058 yds

Those are some good looking pack mules
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:46 AM
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Re: Biily Goat at 1058 yds

Great story, that is awsome.

I have toyed with the idea of pack goats are they reliable.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:03 AM
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Re: Biily Goat at 1058 yds

yes they are reliable, but they have limits. They settle in to about a 2 1/2 mile an hour pace so if your on a mission to get somewhere you might as well tie them up and come back for them. And probably the most important thing is you have to exercise them. Your only going to get out of them what you put into them. Saying that, they are very low matainence, very low cost and easy to deal with.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:15 PM
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Re: Biily Goat at 1058 yds

Those pack goats must be great! Congratulations on a wonderful goat.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:35 PM
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Re: Biily Goat at 1058 yds

Nice billy. good shooting
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