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Old 12-12-2012, 07:23 PM
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Re: Pack Goats

why arent you woof hunting?!?!?!?!?!
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:38 AM
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Re: Pack Goats

Just wanted to share some photos of my pack string to be. They are still at the pack goat breeders place in Western Washington and will pick them up this elk season if ready or next. I am pretty sure on next though. They will be 4 1/2 next september I believe. Also attached some other photos I got off the pack out forum.

Mine:





Other goats:













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Old 03-01-2013, 12:54 PM
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Re: Pack Goats

Your gonna luv packin with them

FYI a 1/2 ton, 10 bales, 100# ea will do me this winter for 3 goats. That's $90.00.

They are butter ball fat.

Am looking forward to a long summer of 2, 3 & 4 day scouting trips.

You should look pretty nifty with those uniform goats. Nice sized too.

Mine are mix & match. Kind of like lookin @ 1/3rd of the dirty dozen

Good luck!!
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:23 PM
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Yeah I can't wait. I want to get into some back pack elk hunting as well.

That is nice on the cost of feed. One of the reasons I chose goats.

I really like the look of Obers which was just a bonus for the reasons I chose the breed.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:54 PM
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Re: Pack Goats

This is one great forum.

And this thread is awesome!

Just last weekend I spent the day at a goat farm and was impressed with a sense that I should have a few.

Now enter this thread, perfect timing.

Thanks everyone for all the great input, time and humor here.

I will keep ya posted as I make a plan for a few pack goats....only kicker is I just saw all this this morning, might take me a day or two to get the kinks worked out!

Dan
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:34 AM
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This is one great forum.

And this thread is awesome!

Just last weekend I spent the day at a goat farm and was impressed with a sense that I should have a few.

Now enter this thread, perfect timing.

Thanks everyone for all the great input, time and humor here.

I will keep ya posted as I make a plan for a few pack goats....only kicker is I just saw all this this morning, might take me a day or two to get the kinks worked out!

Dan
Welcome aboard.

Once u reduce your IQ to that of a goat you'll be right there with the rest of us sorry suckers.

After harvesting a 3 year old cow elk last year I'm confident that 4 good goats can pack out about any size bull.

60 or so pounds of coyote wasn't a problem for an out of shape over weight 190 pound goat. It was the first load he ever packed.

They are pretty cheap keepers.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:20 PM
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Welcome aboard.

Once u reduce your IQ to that of a goat you'll be right there with the rest of us sorry suckers.

After harvesting a 3 year old cow elk last year I'm confident that 4 good goats can pack out about any size bull.

60 or so pounds of coyote wasn't a problem for an out of shape over weight 190 pound goat. It was the first load he ever packed.

They are pretty cheap keepers.
Well I am set on the IQ department!

The farm I was at the other day had Alpine, Toggenburg, Saanen, Nubian, and maybe one other kind.

Which of any of those kinds would be a good breed for pack goats? I thought I read on this thread someone said stay away from lop eared ones, which the nubian are.

The nubian have a nice color, and so do the Toggenburg in relation to being pretty close to a natural wild animal color, which maybe doesn't make any difference for hunting?

Dan
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