If you havent seen it yet, I had the opportunity to take a few of my packgoats on a deer hunt in Central Idaho with a local TV Outdoor show guy named Jared Scott of Jared Scott Outdoors (Eastern Idaho/Western Wyoming NBC News Channel 6 Sunday evenings 10:30 PM and FOX 31 Thursday Evenings 9:30 PM) Jared and I both shot bucks, nothing hugemongus by anymeans, but it was some really rugged country and good that we got a lot of it on camera. If you want to see the goats in action, he has some clips from the show up on his website now; Just go to References
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Also, if anyone is in the Eastern Idaho area and you know where the Menan Butte is, I take my pack goats up it a couple times of week through the spring if you would like a chance to hike with them in person and see what they are all about. Since getting in to Pack goats, I have had more and more hunters contact me about using goats. Most guys just want to buy some of mine, and where Im not looking to sell them, a few guys and myself have come up with the bright idea to jointly share a herd of pack goats between a group of likeminded hunters. That way we can spread out the costs of owning them, and the goats will get out more. Im my experience the difference between a good goat and a headache goat is simply conditioning. The more times the goat gets out on the trail, the more his muscles are used to the work, and the less he will fight you. My two best goats; Tenny and Rocky are awsome because they go on every trip I take, and we put on hundreds of miles every year. So if a group of guys was sharing a herd of goats, those goats would all get out more than with just one individual owner, thus ensuring that they would be well conditioned when any one person needs them to work. If anyone in the Eastern Idaho, Northern Utah, Western Wyoming, or South Western Montana areas would like to join our packgoat group, let me know. Everyone just pitches in a small monthly fee and then you get to use the goats whenever you want. Plus, I have all the gear, trailers, and equipment necessary, so you would just need to stop by pick up the goats, and head on to your destination. Very little hassle. Ive got 17 goats, which is more than enough to support a bunch of guys through the hunting season, plus this way you can also use them for scouting trips in the summer, and take your family backpacking with them through the summer as well, and you dont have to worry about taking care of them.