Mountain Goat Hunting Hillsboro OR

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Donna Mantie
(503) 538-0456
601 E Hancock St
Newberg, OR
Agency
Newberg Travel & Cruise, Inc.
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American Society of Travel Agents
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Bert''S Guns
(503) 612-6552
21208 SW Arapaho Ct
Tualatin, OR
 
Beaver Creek Armory
(503) 481-4848
2020 Aloclek Dr Ste 118 H
Portland, OR
 
Fox Creek Group Camp
HC 73 Box 320
Mill City, OR
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting

Mckay Creek National Wildlife Refuge
(509) 545-8588
Pendleton, OR
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Boating; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Hunting

Al''Shardware & Gun Repair
(503) 357-2441
4080 N.W. Heesacker Rd
Forest Grove, OR
 
Force Ten / Cloud Mt Armory
(503) 554-5997
310 E 1st.
Newberg, OR
 
Lost Creek Lake
(541) 878-2255
100 Cole M Rivers Dr
Trail, OR
Other Activties
Biking; Boating; Camping; Fish Hatchery; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Crane Prairie Campground
(541) 382-9443
1230 NE 3RD SUITE A262
Bend, OR
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hunting

Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
(530) 667-2231
Klamath Falls, OR
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hunting; Wildlife Viewing

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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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