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Old 12-23-2011, 12:37 PM
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Re: Dall sheep or mountain goat - which is a better hunt?

I successfully hunted mtn. goat this past Oct. It is a physically demanding hunt whatever your age. They do indeed live in the nose bleed country that can be scary for those who do not care for open heights. Dall sheep is my next quest before I get too blasted old. Which ever hunt you decide I whole heartedly recommend getting in the best possible condition at altitudes above 6000 to 8000 feet and perhaps more. MTG
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:43 PM
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Re: Dall sheep or mountain goat - which is a better hunt?

I booked mine for December when they are pushed lower to the tree line in BC, cant wait:-) Taking my blaser 300win mag..........should be a good time
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:49 PM
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Re: Dall sheep or mountain goat - which is a better hunt?

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Dall Sheep would be my automatic choice. I've killed two of each and spend way more time looking at the Dall arms on my wall than the Mountain Goats. Just my opinion.....
By the way, nice heavy horned Ram!
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:28 PM
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Re: Dall sheep or mountain goat - which is a better hunt?

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Iam going to BC for goat in 2013, if am successful then it is stone or dall, but mtn goat been on my bucket list for years

What outfitter are you using??
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:58 PM
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Re: Dall sheep or mountain goat - which is a better hunt?

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I like sheep hunting more than goat hunting. I like sheep country better than goat country. The weather is often nicer and the terrain isn't as scary. Plus Dall sheep meat is much better than goat meat. If you shoot a goat, plan on grinding the entire thing into burger or you'll need dentures by the time you're done chewing on it. Plus the horns are more impressive.
100% perfect post.

Despite the fact that some of the most impressive sights I have ever seen anywhere at any time were on my goat hunt (mid November 09), it was kind of anticlimactic walking up to a billy goat with horns just under 10" with bases slightly over 6" after killing rams with horn nearing 40" with over 14" bases. That coupled with the fact that (like Paul said) you will be grinding every ounce, including the tenderlion. Even after aging the meat. There is a reason I have killed 7 dall rams and only 1 goat. I could care less to ever shoot another goat.

So what do you want out of a hunt? Goats are more challenging due to the terrain, weather, ice etc....

Sheep are less challenging but seem to offer a longer adventure in a warm green environment. Warm, relatively speaking. You typically see more game and more of a variety of game on a sheep hunt. On my goat hunt I saw goats and small game. On sheep hunts I have seen sheep, goats, wolves, black bears, grizzly bears, moose, caribou, wolverines, with a variety of small game, falcons, eagles and hawks.

On both hunts, the better shape you are in, the higher the quality the experience.

Let us know what you decide.
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:31 PM
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Re: Dall sheep or mountain goat - which is a better hunt?

I have heard that the goat is a harder hunt, but I would pick dall first to go on.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:36 PM
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Re: Dall sheep or mountain goat - which is a better hunt?

I am hunting with Bolen Lewis in BC.
I just want a goat they are very cool looking, a goat and moose is my dream animals, I got a wolf this spring and after I go for moose and goat in 2013 Iam going for a grizzly in BC
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