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Unread 12-19-2008, 12:46 PM
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Re: Pack Goats

That is about the coolest thing I've seen...never even heard of them before

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Unread 12-20-2008, 11:58 AM
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Re: Pack Goats

Thanks for the post and pics!
I have been researching this for the last few months, and I'm taking the plunge.
I should have two or three hitting the ground in the next week.
A friend had a nanny, and got her bred for me.
Tell me more about the training, and equipment please.
I need more information and equipment sources.

I need to talk to the NM agme and fish regarding their stance on pack goats in bighorn and ibex country. Not planning on going to bighorn country soon, but maybe I'll draw someday.
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Unread 12-20-2008, 03:09 PM
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Re: Pack Goats

For anyone who questions this I am telling you this is the real deal. Pack goats are everything these guys are saying plus they are low impact on our much overused backcountry. Horses and cattle are very destructive to the fragile environment. Goats are not. I have been on a few trips using goats myself.

About 20+ years ago I had the pleasure of meeting the guy who started goat packing and brought it to the world at a hunting show in Utah. It must have been around 88-90 time frame at maybe the RMEF convention or the big mule deer show. I spent quite a bit of time with him learning about the goats. As time went by I forgot his name but would like to make contact again. If any of you would know of this guy could you please give me some contact info.
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Unread 12-20-2008, 08:51 PM
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Re: Pack Goats

thanks for the info. I ran into a guy with two goats this last year and have been cosidering something like this.
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Unread 12-21-2008, 10:10 AM
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Re: Pack Goats

WOW, this post brings back a lot of memories. Though I raised them and milked them, I never thought about packing them.
Very Cool.

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Unread 12-21-2008, 02:22 PM
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Re: Pack Goats

Great post. I had already planned on raising some goats for meat/milk on our 24 retirement acres in western NM and now I know I'll have a small herd for the hunting pack in too...Thanks again.
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Unread 12-27-2008, 04:54 AM
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Re: Pack Goats

WOW pack goats, who woulda thunk. Those seem like the perfect answer for non-horse people like myself. I like those big white ones! To bad there isnt someone in Eastern Washington that would rent them so I could "test drive" one. IS THERE???
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