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Old 09-12-2012, 09:50 AM
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Re: Pack Goats

Good luck Sawyer!

Roy,
The mini Decker looks like it should work. Did you sew the webbing with a regular sewing machine? I figured it would take an upholstery machine for that!
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:18 AM
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Good luck Sawyer!

Roy,
The mini Decker looks like it should work. Did you sew the webbing with a regular sewing machine? I figured it would take an upholstery machine for that!
Yep it works but isn't really necessary. However, it's much nicer to tie to. My sewing machine is a Janome 521. Does a triple stitch which seems to hold up well on my shooting stuff. Its simple and tough as nails. Sews lighter leathers well. About $200.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:06 AM
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Just got home from the mtn Goat hunt and the pack goats did great. They hauled in most of camp and hauled out camp and some meat. Check out the other post on the shooting forum for photos and details
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:12 PM
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Great!!!! Good lookin' goat country.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:17 AM
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Re: Pack Goats

Did some goat trading. Swapped a small 2012 Saanan for a mature Alpine/Nubian cross. This sucker weighs around 200 lbs. Uglier than all get out but a great goat. One more trade and I'll be done. Have a 3 yr old registered Alpine doe that is a good packer. She's about 165 pounds. Have conditioned her to 35 pound load. Trust her enough to carry food and optics.

From my limited experience I'd say Saanans are the best for all around packing. Great temperament, great attitude. Alpines seem a bit flighty and have to stop to figure things out once in awhile. Saanens simply plod along. Both breeds seem to keep whatever pace I keep. Great for when you are in a hurry, which I most often am not.

Serious elk hunting starts on the 25th. I'm thinking that between me and two goats a full sized cow elk can be comfortably packed out when deboned. We'll see.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:34 PM
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I am on the lookout for a big sanaan. If you come across one in your goat trading let me know.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:24 AM
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Necessity is the Mother of invention .
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