ALASKA GOAT YACHT HUNT
BIG BODIED LONGHAIRED BILLIES
LATE OCTOBER TO LATE NOVEMBER
$13,500 7 DAYS NO NANNIES
NEAR 100 PERCENT SUCCESS
This may be the most premier mountain goat boat hunt in Alaska with an outfitter that is committed to success and they do not shoot nannies. These are late season hunts for big bodied long haired billies.
2018 at press time they had hosted 5 hunters and all were successful tagging mature billies, averaging a little over 9 inches and the best was just shy of 10. 2018 was more normal for success, but the weather had been mild and the early hunts required more climbing as the goats were up high. He still has 2 more hunts with 2 hunters on each to finish out the season at the end of November.
In 2017 his first 3 hunts produced a total of 6 billies for all 6 hunters. Best billy was just shy of 10 inches and smallest was a little over 8 inches, but was 10 years old and was a tank going 360 pounds. His last 3 hunters crippled 2 billies andthe last hunter only wanted a Boone and Crockett goat and when they did find him he missed. Theprevious 3 years totaled 27 billies for 28 hunters. In 2016 his 10 hunters tagged 9 mature billies ranging from 8 1/2 to over 10 inches. The unsuccessful hunter was just too heavy for a mountaingoat hunt. Several goats are taken near the beach every year, but this hunter did not get that opportu- nity, nor can you count on it. Mountain goat hunters are expected to be in decent physical condition.
2015 all 10 goat hunters killed 10 billies, including 2 book animals.
2014 his 8 hunters killed 8 billies.
You get the picture; this is a very high success hunt on big bodied mature billies if you can physically hike. 9 days total, 7 hunting days are priced at $13,500 guided 1×1 by the outfitter or his head guide and they only take 2 hunters per trip. He typically does 5 hunts starting October 16 and finishing November 30. These hunts are con- ducted off his 50 foot yacht pulling along two 18 foot skiffs with 40hp motors to access shoreline.Normally the first 2 hunts are the most physical as the billies are usually higher at 3500 foot elevation. Later hunts billies tend to be lower as the rut is in full swing and they travel lower looking for nannies. These billies are long haired even on his first hunt as it is so close to winter. Most hunts are videoed at no charge for the hunter.
Hunts take place off the mainland shoreline in southeastern Alaska. Charter flights out of Juneauto the boat are about $300 per hunter. 2019 has 2 openings on the second trip October 27 to November 4 at $13,500. Prices in 2020 will increase to $14,500. Hunt MG907. MG907 Hunt Photos
BRITISH COLUMBIA GOATS $13,500
HORSEBACK/BACKPACK 10 DAYS 1X1
2007 TO 2018 (11 YEARS)
95 HUNTERS TAG 90 GOATS
Last fall they took a total of 8 mixed bag combo hunters and all but one hunter filled both tagsand he only killed a moose and decided not to try for a goat. One hunter wanted a moose and elk andfilled both tags. 7 goat/moose combo hunters put 6 goats and 7 moose in the salt.
In 2017 he had 8 goat hunters tag 6 billies.The 2 unsuccessful hunters just couldn’t get itdone, proving guides can only do so much and hunters need to be in shape to hunt goats.
In 2016 all 8 hunters wanting goat as their primary animal were successful. Quite a few took a second animal on a trophy fee. Top billy gross scored 47.
10 day 1 on 1 hunt is $13,500 and INCLUDES government royalty fee and NRHPF, add moose or elk on an $8,000 trophy fee. Success typically runs near 100 percent on combination moose and elk hunts.
He offers your choice of horseback hunt, river hunt or backpack hunts. Spike camps are the norm and dates are August 25 to October 15. They have exclusive guiding and outfitting rights to over 4 million acres.
Hunters pay for licenses, tags and charter from Fort Nelson to their particular base camp for about $1,500 to $2,000 depending on camp location. THIS OUTFITTER ALSO OFFERS YOUTH PRICES FOR 18 AND UNDER WITHAN ADULT ON A 2X1 BASIS FOR ONLY TRO-PHY FEES. HCU’s Bob Wodzisz has hunted with this outfit. Hunt MG483. MG483 Hunt Photos.
TYPICALLY 100% GOAT SUCCESS
7 DAYS 1X1 HORSEBACK $13,900
10 DAYS 2X1 ONLY $12,900 EACH
SECOND ANIMAL $4000 TROPHY FEE
This is an extremely large remote game rich area that is accessed by horses or supercub. Su cess continues to be near 100 percent for both mountain goat and moose.
2018 mountain goats were a little younger and smaller, mainly because the larger billies remained up high due to hot temperatures and most hunters harvested younger billies that were down lower with the nannies. This should make for a good 2019 season. About 20 billies were taken and 2 hunters were unsuccessful and one missed.
2017 was a typical year where all the hunters tagged their primary animal whether it be a mountain goat or a moose. They finished up harvesting 20 billies over the course of the season.
In 2016 his hunters killed around 20 billies, with one making the all time record book. Pretty much everyone physically capable for the hunt scored.
2015 produced 22 billies for 24 hunters, one hunter missed 2 goats and the other passed. 5 billies went over 10 inches and one made the Booneand Crockett record book.
In 2014 all 23 goat hunters tagged out and only one nanny was taken, but she was over 11 inches and had unusually heavy horns with a good curve.
This 4,500 square mile area located in north central British Columbia is only 60 miles from theYukon border in the Cassiar Mountains. Mountaingoat and moose numbers are quite high, with bigbodied goats and moose having strong genetics producing great antlers. Success on goats is typi- cally 85 percent as your primary animal if you arecapable of hiking. Majority of the hunts are horseback, but he also offers high fly-in to alpine lakesand backpack from there, both are very successful.
The majority of hunters choose either a 7 or10 day 1×1 hunt, but 2×1 10 day hunts are availablefor a couple buddies at a significantly reduced priceof $12,900 each. 7 days 1×1 is $13,900 and we feelthis is sufficient amount of time to get your goat unless weather or physical ability becomes a majorproblem. A second animal can be taken on a $4,000 trophy fee. Trophy fees are also paid on wounded and lost animals. 10 day hunts guided 1×1 are for 2 species at $21,000 with no trophy fees.
The Cassiar Mountains in his area run up to 6,500 feet and timberline is at 4,500. The valleyfloor is about 3,000 to 3,500 feet above sea leveland they normally hunt between 4,000 and 5,000 feet for goats. Hunters arrive and overnight in Whitehorse. Rent a car to Watson Lake and round trip charter to camp for $2,500 plus licenses, 5 percent HST tax and $200 hunter preservation fund. 2019 is booked and 2020 is near full. HCU’sBob Wodzisz and Cliff Graham have hunted thisarea. Hunt MG491. MG491 Hunt Photos