Alaska has lots of mountain goats. It’s common to see 10-20 mountain goats every single day! In fact, they are doing so well that with a few exceptions, goat tags in Alaska are OTC, so you don’t have to draw a tag. You can expect good trophy quality, and our hunters take Boone and Crockett billies almost every year. Another bonus is Alaska mountain goats grow coats that are second to none because of the severe winters.
WE OFFER A NUMBER OF ALASKA MOUNTAIN GOAT HUNT OPTIONS
Most of the Alaska mountain goat hunts we offer, can be guided either 1:1 or 2:1.
The 1:1 hunts always give you the best chance for success, and we highly recommend going that route.
On typical goat hunts where you’ll be base camping out of tents (and sometimes cabins) down in the valley floors glassing for a trophy billy up in the high country. Once one is found, you will climb up with a spike camp, and hunt out of your backpack until you are successful. Most of our hunters harvest with only one day at higher elevations, but come prepared for hunting hard.
Mountain goat hunts are typically backpack-style from a remote tent camp.
Multiple 3,500+ foot vertical climbs are often required on some hunts, so physical fitness and leg / knee strength is of utmost importance. That said, most of our clients harvest with only one day at higher elevations.
We do have one Alaska mountain goat hunt where the outfitter will fly you into elevation where you and your guide will set up camp and hunt from there. This can be a game changer. Definitely not as physical as the other options.
This is an amazing Alaska mountain goat hunt in the Prince William Sound area out of Cordova.
Unit 6 has great goat hunting and some absolutely breathtaking scenery! One cool thing about this hunt is your base camp will be down in the river bottom. From camp you’ll be glassing for pre-scouted goats. Once a good billy is spotted, you and your guide will head up the mountain to make a stalk. Best case scenario, you’ll only have to make the climb once. More often than not, our hunters get it done on the first stalk. It’s typical to only spend one night up on the mountain in a spike camp.
The outfitter likes to guide bowhunters, and both our archery and rifle hunters have had great success.
Your guide will be someone who is well prepared to help you to harvest your prized trophy. He has spent countless hours in the Alaskan bush, guiding all sorts of hunters from around the world. Even though this hunt has the potential to be physically difficult, the outfitter works hard to accommodate his hunters.
Sometimes this Alaska mountain goat hunt can be “easy”… for a mountain hunt anyway. You should be prepared to hunt hard, and some suffering is to be expected. In some areas you can be flown to elevation, but don’t expect it. What you can expect is to do lots of hiking with a backpack, after all this is a very remote.
Over the years, this Alaska mountain goat hunt has had a near 100% opportunity rate! YOU WILL SEE GOATS.
- Unit 6 is an over-the-counter mountain goat tag, and you can register online.
- Unit 6 traditionally has great trophy quality. In this unit, you can expect mature billies measuring 8 1/2 inches or larger. The average Prince William Sound mountain goat taken is from 9 to 9 1/2 inches.
- You’ll be based in a tent down in the river bottoms, and the plan is to only spend one night up on the mountain in a spike camp.
- Expect to have traditional camp food for most of your meals. Dehydrated food is possible here and there, depending on circumstances.
- Combo options for your Cordova, Alaska mountain goat hunt are black bear, moose, and/or even brown bear!
Starting at the same level of the goats gives you a huge advantage!
On our Southern Alaska mountain goat hunt, you’ll fly in to the same elevation as the goats live and hunt from there. This is an absolute game changer! On most goat hunts, you camp in the lower country, glassing up until you find your target billy…then the work begins. On this hunt, you shouldn’t have to do that big climb.
This is set up to be an “easy” mountain goat hunt, but does have the potential to be a fairly physical hunt, depending on the situation. Do yourself a favor and get in shape prior to your hunt. You won’t regret it. We promise.
They target older, mature billy’s with horns averaging between 9 and 10 inches, and they have an incredible success rate of 95-100% depending on the year. Hunting season is September through January, but the hair on mountain goats is what makes the trophy in most people’s’ opinions, so we suggest you hunt between October and the end of January.
As long as you’re in decent shape, you can do this mountain goat hunt!
They haven’t made any exercise equipment that will prepare you for the real thing, but the harder you work to get yourself in shape before the hunt the better and easier it will be for you. That said, this is a mountain goat hunt that almost anyone can do.
Spots are limited, so contact us quickly if you’re interested in a hunt.
a Kodiak island, Alaska mountain goat hunt is truly an experience of a lifetime!
Our hunts on Kodiak take place on over 100,000 acres of private land. You will access the hunting areas with trucks and ATV’s which will allow you to cover more ground in a day. Don’t let that fool you though, lots of hiking is involved as the goats will be up in the alpine. The better shape you are in the more enjoyable and successful your Alaska mountain goat hunt will be.
Glassing is the name of the game and you should see multiple herds of goats daily. Once a good billy is located, you’ll climb into range. It’s a true mountain goat hunt, but accessible and manageable for hunters of most physical abilities. Success isn’t guaranteed, but we’ve gone nearly 100% so far on this Kodiak Island mountain goat hunt.
This Kodiak Island mountain goat hunt is by draw only, so it’s important to contact us before you put in for the draw.
*Applications are due in December, so don’t wait.
- Trucks and 4-wheelers are used to access trails for backpacking into goat country.
- Add Sitka blacktail or sea duck hunting for an added fee.
- Full refund of deposit if hunter does not draw a tag.
- Trophy goats with amazing hides are the goal.
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Here at Outdoors International, we pride ourselves on having a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable consultants. They are passionate about ensuring your Alaska mountain goat hunting experience surpasses all expectations. We understand the importance of meticulous planning and seamless logistics for a successful hunt.