This story is a fun one, Shad Wheeler tells us the story behind his P&Y World Record mountain goat, as he gets into range of the monster billy, he realizes that the sights on his bow are bent, and his guide is…. get this…afraid of heights!
Pope and Young World Record Mountain Goat
On April 28 in Lancaster, Pa., the Pope and Young Club officially listed the world-record mountain goat taken by Shad Wheeler, 32, during a February 2006 hunt near Terrace, British Columbia, Canada. The certified score is 53 0/8, surpassing the official record of 52 4/8 taken in 1988.
Things we discussed in this podcast:
- Shad tells the story about hunting his World Record mountain goat.
- Shad stalks in on the goat and realizes that the pins on his bow sight are bent.
- He missed his first shot!
- Shad has an incident with Devil’s Club in his “nether regions”.
- Cory Glauner and Shad discuss the difference between goats you see on pack trips during the summer, compared to hunting them.
- Cory talks about guiding goats in Idaho.
- Goats often break their horns, and “the leap of death”.
- Different options that are available for mountain goat hunting, including vessel-based hunts and fly-in hunts.
- They discuss what an average mountain goat hunt costs.
- You MUST have the right gear for a mountain goat hunt.
- Read the story behind the World Record Boone and Crockett mountain goat.
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