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Old 01-30-2010, 10:49 PM
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Re: Pack Goats

This is a really great idea. How do you guys deal with predators? I live and grew up in, grizzly country. I can't help but think of goats as an easy meal. And now that we have wolves around as well I wonder about that also but the bears would be my largest concern. Is that something to worry about or no?
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:15 PM
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Re: Pack Goats

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This is a really great idea. How do you guys deal with predators? I live and grew up in, grizzly country. I can't help but think of goats as an easy meal. And now that we have wolves around as well I wonder about that also but the bears would be my largest concern. Is that something to worry about or no?
The wolf when field dressed if a small one wouldn't be a problem. Skinned also no problem. One goat could easily carry a wolf hide.

Now the griz is a different story. You would need lotsa goats to pack that one out.

A bit tongue in cheek there.......

I'm no in griz country but I figure the goats may make a good attractant.

In your case I'd use nothing less than a 375 somethin' or other for what ever I was hunting, if I had a string of goats along.

Also, when the goats get excited or frightened, guess with whom they rapidly congregate. You'll be the center of attention for all other parties involved.

I figured I'd use Louisiana Catahoula's as bear protection until I learned that the dog would tease the bear right to me. They worked great for cattle though.

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Old 01-31-2010, 02:44 PM
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Re: Pack Goats

Pack Goat = Grizzly snack. Check.
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:25 PM
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Re: Pack Goats

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Old 01-31-2010, 05:34 PM
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Re: Pack Goats

Perfect, scenario when hunting over bait is not allowed.
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:32 PM
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Re: Pack Goats

Hmmmm... Carry a bit of grain(belay that, have the goats carry a bit of grain), and you have fresh milk with breakfast and supper. I think the goat may just be the most multi-purpose piece of gear one doesn't have to carry. Super thread, by the way.
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:58 PM
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Re: Pack Goats

Ihave a buddy hear that has been using goats for a few years, he is a muley nut and a 6-6" mountain goat himself, they are better acess for that tough country
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