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Old 10-19-2011, 06:35 PM
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PGG, See next spring........ I'll be back home 1st of March......
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:26 PM
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I hauled this buck out for my friend with the goats a couple days ago; was 50 pounds of meat boned out. One goat hauled all the meat, the other 3 had all our camping gear (we were quite a few miles back in)

PS.

I am going back to school soon, so I am going to be selling off a few of my packgoats to help cover tuition. If anyone is interested in goats and gear and you are near Eastern Idaho, I will make you a great deal.
Nice deer, guys!

I sure like the idea of goats packing for me...

BTW, lookout where that muzzle is pointing!!
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:08 PM
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My first experience seeing pack goats was about 4 years ago. I was in the sawtooth's getting ready to hike in to one of my favorite summer fishing rivers when a truck with tall side rails pulled into the parking lot. When he dropped the tailgate I couldn't believe what leaped out. 6 large goats full of excited energy just like my labs are when they get out of my truck. they immediately ran all over the parking lot leaping from log to rock trying to find the tallest lookout. With a whistle they all ran back to the truck and the gent loaded them up and off they went.

We hustled after them just so we could watch them on the trail and they are truly amazing. Very social, sure footed, and never got tired!

I have always been hesitant to hunt with them because we have so many cats, bears and wolves in Idaho but this notion of taking them with you during the day, even on stalks, is a very interesting one.


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Old 10-20-2011, 01:11 AM
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Man!! You should have seen my wife's face this morning when I broke the news to her. It went something like this... Wife: "Hey honey, how was work? Me: It was really good...I want to buy two goats!!" LOL She was like, WTH? Where did that come from? It was really funny. Once I explained to her why I wanted them, she began to tell me that I can have them if I buy her a new house that has some land for them. One day I'll buy a couple of packgoats. Once again, what an awesome thread!
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:00 PM
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I have always been hesitant to hunt with them because we have so many cats, bears and wolves in Idaho but this notion of taking them with you during the day, even on stalks, is a very interesting one.


Great thread!
Yea, Ive had a few run ins with bears, and one of the guys I rented some goats to had a cat stalk the goats on the trail for a bit, but never anything serious. Generally if a predator comes near, they turn tail when they sence the human presence as well.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:44 PM
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Yea, Ive had a few run ins with bears, and one of the guys I rented some goats to had a cat stalk the goats on the trail for a bit, but never anything serious. Generally if a predator comes near, they turn tail when they sence the human presence as well.
Good to know. It is those wolves that are the brazen ones. They get a few buddies around and sometimes they aren't afraid of much. Hopefully we put a bigger dent in their numbers this year than we did 2 years ago.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:51 AM
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Yea, Ive had a few run ins with bears, and one of the guys I rented some goats to had a cat stalk the goats on the trail for a bit, but never anything serious. Generally if a predator comes near, they turn tail when they sence the human presence as well.

Not worried much about daylight hours and any bad animal. Actually feel that louring a woof into a threatening distance would be quite pleasurable.

Biggest concern is at night when I tend to sleep very sound. Don't know if very loud snoring is an attractant or a deterrent.

Also, just bought a trailer big enough to carry a couple of Gs plus all the other stuff. Next step is to improve fencing. Gonna be a very busy summer in 2012
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