Originally Posted by Wyodog
I admit that I have not read all 34 previous pages to this thread, so I apologize in advance if this question has already been addressed.
How do the goats behave when there is gun fire?
Depending on proximity to the muzzle and direction of fire reactions range from:
- No reaction
- Drop head and shake ears and walk a few steps
- Become alert and attempt to determine where "that" came from.
- Never had one run
Had one goat that when I announced "Fire in the Hole" he'd head for the shed and stick his head out the door.
The larger the rifle the larger the reaction. The 375 Allen Mag.
If in the mountains and doing long range shooting, I quietly announce "fire in the hole" and they move a few feet away if they are too close.
I've had them sniffing the scope when the shot went off and not much happened. That was when they were younger and dumber.
They train quite easily, as long as you don't try to force the issue and use a little patience.