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Old 05-20-2005, 04:46 PM
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Idaho Trophy Hunts

I just checked the Idaho website. I drew my Mountain Goat tag. I can't wait to use my 300 RUM on it...
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Old 05-20-2005, 10:33 PM
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Re: Idaho Trophy Hunts

Those tags are hard to come by - Good Luck!
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Old 05-21-2005, 04:19 AM
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Re: Idaho Trophy Hunts

Congratulations
We will expect photos.
Which unit?
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Old 05-21-2005, 03:40 PM
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Re: Idaho Trophy Hunts

Congradulations. I eagerly await the results of my Montana applications for moose, sheep and goat. Hope I enjoy similar success, though I've learned not to hold my breath.
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Old 05-21-2005, 06:56 PM
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Re: Idaho Trophy Hunts

Thanks all. I can't wait. This was the first time I put in for a Mountain Goat tag.

I don't have much experience with hunting these animals. I wanted to ask which gun everyone might think is better suited for this task. I am having Kirby build me a custom 25-284 which should be done in 4 weeks or so. Given the terrain these animals are found in, would you use the 25-284 or the 300 rum?

I drew 36B unit.
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Old 05-21-2005, 08:12 PM
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Re: Idaho Trophy Hunts

Congrats on drawing your goat tag! I hunted Mtn goat in northern BC 3 years ago. Many would say I was over-gunned, but I always say you can't kill them too dead. I Killed a nice 9 7/8" billy at 358yds with my .416wby.

From my one time experience, I would reccomend the .300 ultra. I was very surprised at how big these animals are, and how much punnishment they can take. I shot mine through the boiler room with a 350grn Swift A frame. He still ran 150 yards accross a cliff face before taking a nose dive.

Also be prepared for very steep angle shots which as I am sure you know can really screw you up especially at longer ranges.

Good luck! Post pictures when you get back!

Rick
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Old 05-21-2005, 10:41 PM
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Re: Idaho Trophy Hunts

RDM416,

I will certainly post pics when I get back. Plus a full detailed story.
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