Mountain Goat Hunting Alpharetta GA

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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
(678) 538-1200
1978 Island Ford Pkwy
Atlanta, GA
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Jennifer Aina
(770) 813-1323
2860 Peachtree Ind. Blvd Ste 1000
Duluth, GA
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David`s Gun Room
(770) 447-6021
5074 Buford Highway
Norcross, GA
 
Deercreek Gun Shop
(770) 425-5060
280 South Fairground Street Southeast
Marietta, GA
 
Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge
(912) 832-4608
Administrative Office - 1000 Business Center Drive
Savannah, GA
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Hiking; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Wildlife Viewing

Lake Sidney Lanier
(770) 945-9531
1050 Buford Dam Road
Buford, GA
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Roswell Gun Specialty
(770) 751-1511
11240 Alpharetta Hwy
Roswell, GA
 
Tucker Gun LLC
(770) 493-9400
3996 Lawrenceville Highway
Tucker, GA
 
Bull`s Eye Indoor Range & Gun Shop
(770) 963-6556
221 West Crogan Street
Lawrenceville, GA
 
West Point Lake
(706) 645-2937
500 Resource Management Drive
West Point, GA
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Idaho Mountain Goat Hunting

In the spring of 2003, I was drawn for a fall Mountain Goat controlled hunt in the Seven Devils Mountains of central Idaho. After years of applying I finally had my goat tag which kicked off an odyssey that would consume much of my spring, summer, and fall.

Preparing for and executing a Mountain Goat hunt is a challenging experience that many hunters dream of taking. However, considering that relatively few hunters have first hand experience of Mountain Goat hunting, this article serves as a guide to discuss some of the highlights of Mountain Goats, planning for your hunt, and the experience of my first Mountain Goat hunt.

The odds. Idaho has relatively good drawing odds for lifetime species such as Mountain Goat and Bighorn Sheep. By lifetime I mean that you generally get to take only one of such species in your lifetime in the state. It’s also the experience of a lifetime for those who draw. And lifetime could also be taken to mean you can spend a lifetime trying to get a tag. But by good odds I mean if you start applying now, you have a decent chance of getting drawn, sometime … odds in the range of 1/10, or worse, each year, are typical. In other states you may be looking at the 1/100 to 1/1000 range. In the Seven Devils Unit (Unit 18/23, Northern Seven Devils) there are typically 4 tags for about 50 (resident and non-) applicants each year, thus odds of about 1/12, pretty good. In other units the drawing odds vary from 1/5 to 1/25. (But be warned, the unit with 1/5 is excruciating country, with difficult access.) I picked the Seven Devils because I had seen goats in there years before, and the unit was scoutable on weekends during the summer.

In Idaho each year all applicants start afresh, on equal playing field for each hunt. Some states have comparable odds, such as Colorado, once you have some preference points. Other states have much more horrible odds. And if you’re a non-resident applicant, you may also be at a further disadvantage. Some states have preference point systems, meaning you put in for a number of years with almost zilch possibility of drawing, until you have been at it long enough to have a competitive number of points. Each year you don’t draw you gain a point. After a number of years, maybe three to ten, you have enough points to have a decent chance of getting picked.

Lifetime (or 'trophy') species tags also tend to cost more than deer, elk, etc. - on the order of a hundred dollars for the resident, and a thousand for the non-. License, application, and permit fees, regulations, drawing odds, and success rates for these species are generally available through each state’s game departments. If you really want one of these goat tags, you may have to move to a state with good odds, pay the big non-resident dollars (or travel north of the Continental U.S.).

The animal. Mountain Goats are white, except for eyes, horns, the end of their nose, and feet. In name they are sometimes mistaken for Rocky Mountain Bighorn ...

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