British Columbia Mountain Goat Hunting
British Columbia is world renowned for having the highest number of trophy mountain goats in North America.
If you are looking for a trophy mountain goat with an amazing coat, you need look no further than our British Columbia mountain goat hunt. You will not see a goat with a better coat of hair than these!
Why you should consider mountain goat hunting British Columbia:
Hunts: BCS1, CMO1, TMWL2
British Columbia Mountain Goat Hunt
If you’re looking for true trophy class mountain goats, British Columbia is where it’s at!
British Columbia’s North coast along the border of Alaska is world renowned for having the highest number of trophy mountain goats in North America. Record 10″ billies are the norm on these hunts, and our hunters consistently take goats scoring over 50″. If you are looking for true trophy class billies, this is your hunt, you will see a ton of goats and have at least a couple opportunities to harvest a World Class mountain goat.
There are a number of options on a British Columbia mountain goat hunt.
Early Season Hunts – In August through September, you can fly-in for a backpack hunt. You’ll be flown in to a remote alpine lake and stay in either wall tents with heat. From there, you’ll spike out into the surrounding areas in search of your trophy, staying in 2-person pack tents.
Regular Season Hunts – In October through November, you’ll be targeting billies as they prepare for the rut. This can be a very physical hunt. You’ll be climbing from the bottom of the mountains up to the goats…usually a one to three hour climb. This time of year, the goats will have beautiful, heavy coat.
Winter Hunts – If you’re worried about that climb, go in December through February. This time of year, the goats are near the bottom of the mountain. Hunters with physical limitations can have a good opportunity to take a trophy goat of a lifetime on these winter hunts. The current Pope and Young World Record mountain goat was taken on this winter hunt.
- Trophy mountain goat hunts, guided 1:1.
- Hunting areas will be accessed on foot, by 4×4, boats, and/or with horses.
- Hunts in British Columbia are almost always combo hunts. You can add either a moose, caribou, black bear, or a grizzly bear, depending on the hunt you’re on.
- Archery hunters are welcome.
- These hunts are typically remote, tent camp hunts, but we do have a rare “town hunt”.
To be able to handle this archery mountain goat hunt, gun or bow, a person needs to be in excellent physical condition, because once a good goat is spotted, you will be starting out at sea level. The Chugach Mountain Range in Alaska, which I have hunted twice, is steeper and more rugged than anything I have experienced in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, or Colorado. Mountain goat hunts may be the most difficult you can do but also may be the most rewarding.
Never have I had such a physically demanding hunt in such a magnificent place. I truly hope everyone may have the opportunity to taste mountain goat backstrap (sautéed in butter with a little Himalayan sea salt) in their lifetime. Delicious.
I hunted four days in some tough country for my mountain goat. Thank goodness I started preparing a full 60 days before the hunt. Probably should have started even sooner. Moose hunting was not very strenuous and we got my moose the first day we went out for him. Boone and Crockett 206 inches. Awesome experience shooting him at 20 yards after calling him in for 20 minutes.
I’ve been on a lot of hunts over the past years, and can honestly say this was one of my best trips to date! Hunting mountain goats has been one of my lifelong goals. I never thought much of pursuing it. That was until Russ Meyer gave me a call. With animals in every direction, the hardest decision was figuring out which mountain goat we were going after. That is a true rarity these days. I can’t wait to go back to hunt with this outfit!