Mountain Goat Hunting Alaska
Mountain Goat Hunting Alaska
Alaska mountain goats are very affordable to hunt in comparison to hunting goats in Canada. Also, for the most part, the elevations are much lower as well.
Alaska has lots of mountain goats.
It’s common to see 10-20 mountain goats every single day! On top of that you can expect good trophy quality. With severe winters being the norm, goats grow coats that are second to none, and our hunters take Boone and Crockett billies almost every year.
You’ll be hunting lower elevations.
Typically, when hunting in Alaska, you’ll be base camping out of tents (and sometimes cabins) down in the valley floors glassing for a 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. If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, we do have some more elaborate upgrades. Fly in and land at elevation, and then hunt from there without having to climb up to where the goats live.
One cool thing about mountain goat hunting Alaska, is that you can often make your hunt a combo by adding a brown bear, black bear, grizzly bear or a moose. That said, it is a good idea to stay focused on mountain goats until you harvest your billy.
- Alaska has guaranteed, OTC tags.
- Hunting mountain goats in Alaska is affordable compared to other areas.
- We offer 1:1 and 2:1 mountain goat hunts. The 1:1 hunts always give you the best chance for success, and we highly recommend going that route.
- Hunting season is September through January. The later you go, the better the hide will be.
AK MOUNTAIN GOAT HUNTS:
Outfitters: BAKO4, AFG2
Southern Alaska has some of the highest mountain goat populations in the world.
The coastal mountains of Southern Alaska aren’t just beautiful…Trophy quality mountain goats are plentiful. Not only lack of elevation (usually 300-4,400 ft), but also the sheer number of quality billies make this hunt special.
Our hunting areas don’t get much hunting pressure, so you won’t be seeing other hunters while you are in the field. In fact, we have areas where you’ll be hunting mountain goats that have never seen a human…and in this day and age that’s pretty cool! Because of that, trophy quality is excellent.
- Your Alaska hunting license and mountain goat tags are over-the-counter. These are registration areas for goat hunts, so permits can and will be done online when your guide picks you up.
- Our hunters have high success on big mountain goats. It is common to see 10-20 goats per day.
- If the weather cooperates and you are in decent shape, you will have an opportunity. Goats average 8.5 to 10.5 inches, with some record book billies.
- These goats have hair quality that is unsurpassed anywhere in the country!
- Bowhunters are welcome! Our clients taken multiple Pope and Young mountain goats on these Alaska hunts in the Prince William Sound area.
These are trophy mountain goat hunts and Boone and Crockett billies are taken almost every year.
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.
Spots are limited, so contact us quickly if you’re interested in a hunt.
UPGRADE YOUR HUNT
Start at Elevation
Fly in to the same elevation as the goats live and hunt from there. 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 still a backpack hunt, but you will fly into elevation and be staying in wall tents with stoves and real food.
Starting at the same level of the goats gives you a huge advantage!
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.
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.
Do yourself a favor and get in shape prior to your hunt. You won’t regret it. We promise.
A VERY COOL OPTION
Hunt from a Boat
Boat based mountain goat hunts in Alaska are a great option.
Our boat based mountain goat hunt is highly sought after, and for that reason very limited.
If you would rather sleep in a nice bed at night hand eat fantastic hot meals, this boat based hunt will be a perfect fit for you. Observers are welcome on this hunt as well, so don’t hesitate to bring your significant other.
It’s an amazing hunt that will take you to some of the most incredible landscapes in the world.
Come prepared for hunting hard.
Since this hunt is boat based, you typically glass from the saltwater, then a stalk is formulated.
It is rough, rugged, absolutely beautiful terrain, so we recommend you come in good shape. A 3,500′ + vertical climb is required in some situations, so physical fitness and leg / knee strength are requirements for success. Most of our clients harvest with only one day at higher elevations.
Availability for this hunt is VERY limited.
Mountain goat hunting on Kodiak Island is truly an exceptional experience!
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.
- Hunt private land on famed Kodiak Island.
- 100% success to date on mature billies (but that is NOT a guarantee).
- 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.
- Applications are due in December, so don’t wait!
You will see multiple herds of goats daily on Kodiak Island.
You’ll spend a lot of time glassing high mountain bowls and ridges. We have had 100% success on goats since we started guiding goats on Kodiak, but success is never guaranteed. Target mature billies, but hunt is either sex, any weapon.
As this hunt is a draw hunt it is important to contact us before you put in for the draw.
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Let's start planning your hunt!
When you’re ready to start planning your hunt, just contact us or fill out the form on this page. Be sure to let us know exactly what you have in mind, and we’ll do our best to help you find the perfect outfitter and get it booked.
Our hunters enjoy great success.
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!
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.
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.