Goat Hunting in the Crazy Mountains of Montana

BRNG525

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gun)After 24 years of applying I finally drew the tag that is #1 on my bucket list a Rocky Mountain goat tag. Unfortunately I live in the Bitterroot Mountains and have been applying there for the last 23 years with no luck. The population of goats in the Bitterroot range have taken a turn for the worse in the last decade or so and the tag situation is almost non-existent. This year I decided to go for the Crazy Mountain tags as the odds are a little better to draw at just about 3%. Low and behold I drew the tag and now I am looking for any information that I can get on where to hunt in these beautiful mountains. Any information great or small that you can give me will be greatly appreciated. I have never been to the crazy mountains so even just a starting point for a good trail to start hiking in and looking for goats is great. I will be rifle hunting and will more than likely be hoofing it on foot! I am also looking for a guide or outfitter that might be interested in just packing me in and out as well. Thanks for taking the time to look at my post. Have a great day.....
 

Catahoula

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My daughter lives near the "Crazies" & I am going there for the 4th of July. I will do some research while visiting. Congrats on the tag!!!!
Thanks, Kirk
 

rooster740

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Congrats on your goat tag, My best friend is one of the outfitters there in the Crazies. He is one hell of a hunter, and can help you. I can pm you his info. I am not sure how this works but he and I both drew goat and bighorn sheep tags this year for the exact same area south of the Crazies. O bar lazy E is his business, don't let the name fool you there is nothing lazy about this guy, that is his brand which looks like a key.
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bigngreen

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I am not sure how this works but he and I both drew goat and bighorn sheep tags this year for the exact same area south of the Crazies.
What the heck, I've got a theory on how you guys pulled those tags but I don't want to post it up on a family forum :D
 

rooster740

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What the heck, I've got a theory on how you guys pulled those tags but I don't want to post it up on a family forum :D
I don't want to steel the thunder of the original post but I am still dumb struck!
Friend calls me and told me of his success, I was amazed at his luck! Then he checked my drawing status, I was sure he was really messing with me!
Nope paperwork is in hand! Looks like we will be goat hunting and sheep hunting in the same area!
 

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BRNG525

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Well Hell I guess I should feel cheated then. I'm gonna call fish and game and see where the hell my Sheep Tag is........
 

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