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    1st time goat hunt CO G12

    I got extremely lucky in the application season this year and struck gold on a CO G12 1st rifle goat hunt. This is my 1st ever goat hunt and I am now just starting my research. Has anyone hunted this unit that may be willing to talk to me? Or anyone who hasn't, have any good resources for learning more about Colorado goat hunting in general? Thanks all, wish you all luck on remaining draws to post.

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    The sheep and goat orientation that Colorado Parks and Wildlife holds is a good resource. Since you drew they should send the information with your license on when this will be held. They have a few seminars as well as different vendors and booths.
    I don't know a lot about that particular unit but scout as much as you can before the hunt. Look at the CPW hunting statistics (harvest reports) for goat in that unit and it will provide you with a lot of info.

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    Congratulations on the tag!
    I've only hunted g13 so no help there.
    The statistics are good info and show where past hunters harvested.
    Have more than 1 area scouted so you have multiple goats located .
    Unless you're way back in its not uncommon to have other hunters watch a goat then camp under him for opening morning.
    Learned that the hard way after running up after work after watching goats all summer. Lol
    3 died I never got a chance at

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    That's awesome man! Sorry I can't help, but I wish you good luck on a stud goat!
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    Thanks for all the helpful info. I actually found the entire CO P&W goat orientation online. For sure some good info.

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    As Colorado T suggested, the harvest statistics found on the CP&W website will give you the drainages the goats were harvested in as well as the age and horn measurements. They used to have the coordinate locations of the kill sites but the reports have been stripped of that information. When I had my G7 goat tag in 2017, I was able to input the coordinates into Google Earth from these reports and map the kill sites to visually see where the goats were being taken. I also found this company that had a printed map with this information;

    http://www.huntdata.com/products.asp?cat=14

    They should have a map of your unit with the kill sites plotted at least through 2016. Might be worth the purchase for you.

    Assume you have an either sex tag, but some good mountain goat billy/nanny ID courses and other mountain goat info on other state sites;

    http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm...tification.mai

    http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/planahunt/...g/default.html

    https://wildlife.utah.gov/hunting/ma...-page/big-game

    Hope this helps. Good luck on your hunt and stay safe on the mountain!

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    Horniac, Thank you so much. That is great guidance, I will buy the map for sure.

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    That's over in Maroon Bells. I hunted G11 years ago and haven't spent time in G12 but have looked at it from a distance. Just be aware, goat hunters die up in there with surprising regularity, so just be safe. I came close enough to punching my ticket in G11, but G12 terrain is pretty extreme.

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