Colorado Mountain Goat Success

eye in sky

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Congrats! It looks like your son was having a blast. That 2nd pic looks STEEP in the background.
Thank you! He was super excited. He turns 12 this month and has 4 tags this fall. He’s ready to hunt!
It was steep country. The goat rolled twice on me. I ended up dressing him when he got stuck between some small trees.
 

HuskyMusky

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Congrats!
Did you pack it out yourself? any idea on the weight or how many loads/trips you made?
What cartridge were you shooting?

I passed up a billy, I'm starting to question if I should have... long season in MT though, hoping to get back there and get'er done!
Tough hunting!Screenshot_20220928-184549.png
 
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eye in sky

Active Member
Mar 4, 2011
213
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Conifer, Colorado
Congrats!
Did you pack it out yourself? any idea on the weight or how many loads/trips you made?
What cartridge were you shooting?

I passed up a billy, I'm starting to question if I should have... long season in MT though, hoping to get back there and get'er done!
Tough hunting!View attachment 41653
Thank you!
I carried the hide and skull with my rifle and camp. The taxidermist said the hide and head was around 60lbs+. My son and buddy carried the meat. 85ish pounds roughly. I used 7mm magnum. I shot him 3 times. I talked to a few guys that had been on multiple goat hunts and they all said to keep shooting until it goes down for good. They seem to be pretty tough critters. I really wanted to put him down so he didn’t roll all the way down the mountain and bust his horns.
 
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