Hey, ol Mike,
I checked out the goats last year in prep for this year.
For 500 bucks you can get one, trained and equip't. 2 fer 1K$. Most probably worth it.
The neat thing is that they are domestic pack animals. Thus when the woofs attack/harass them, you can shoot. Be careful though as they are quite friendly and the woofs could spook 'em right into your sleeping bag.
The fella I'm talkin' to says 2 goats pack out one deer very easily. He takes 4 goats lightly packed then doubles up with the meat on the way back.
They will go anywhere you go and then some.
Don't get a run of the mill goat. One butt to the head and you'll know why........