Most hunters would agree that mountain goat hunting is the pinnacle of mountain hunts.
Mountain goats survive because of where they live, not necessarily because they are so wily. The saying goes that mountain goat hunting starts, where sheep hunting stops. Our best advice: Get ready to do some climbing!
Mountain goat hunting takes place in the high country.
They are the largest mammals found up there in the thin air, and in my opinion they live in some of the prettiest and most spectacular places on the planet. In most places, goats spend the majority of their time near or above timberline, at elevations of around 8,000 to 13,000 ft. Get in shape if you are planning a mountain goat hunt. It’s not gonna be easy.
Mountain goats look down on sheep.
A North American sheep hunt is at the top of many hunters’ buck lists. And there is no doubt that sheep hunts are tough, physically demanding hunts. If a mountain hunt is on your bucket list, you do not need “sheep money” or years of pre-planning to go.
Get ready, not only for some amazing mountain goat hunting, but also some breathtaking scenery! Once a billy is spotted, you will need to decide if it’s a shooter or not before you make the climb (hopefully one time) to do your stalk. Sometimes you will spike out on the mountain with the goats until your trophy is taken…so field judging is a big deal.