Mountain Goat

BRITISH COLUMBIA GOAT HAVEN 10 DAY BACKPACK HUNT $13,500 1X1 $9,950 2X1
2020 – CANADA BORDER CLOSED 2019 – 10 HUNTERS 10 BILLIES

Here is one of the best priced high success goat hunts in northcentral British Columbia. He has a 3,500 square mile concession and they typically only book half the quota of goats they are allocated per year.

2020 Canada border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic. He did take 3 Canadians and all 3 tagged billies.

In 2019 his 10 goat hunters all tagged out and this included a couple of 2×1 guided hunts for hunting buddies. Size was a respectable overall average of 9 to 9 1/2 inches. A couple hunters tagged additional animals.

10 day backpack goat hunts are priced at only $13,500 or $9,950 guided 2×1 from September 5 to October 7 and horseback combo hunts are 14 days priced at $22,500 for goat/moose.

Hunters arrive in Fort Nelson, overnight and then take a charter flight for about $2,500 to the main lodge at their own expense, along with license, tags, hunter preservation fund and 5% tax. Flights from base camp to the hunting area are included. Limited openings in 2022.  Hunt MG277.

ALASKA GOAT YACHT HUNT
BIG BODIED LONGHAIRED BILLIES LATE OCTOBER TO LATE NOVEMBER $15,000 7 DAYS NO NANNIES
2020 – 7 HUNTERS 6 BILLIES
2019 – 10 HUNTERS 9 BILLIES
2018 – 9 HUNTERS 9 BILLIES

This may be the most premier mountain goat boat hunt in Alaska with an outfitter that is committed to success and they have not shot a nanny in many many years. These are late season hunts for big bodied long haired billies. They regularly kill billies over 300 pounds and sometimes over 350.

2020 season finished with 6 of the 7 hunters tagging a billy. The unsuccessful hunter missed 2 billies multiple times. 5 of the goats went between 9 and 10 inches.

2019 season finished with 9 of the 10 goat hunters killing a billy. The unsuccessful hunter hit a big billy, but had rifle problems and lost him. 2 record book Boone and Crockett billies were killed.

2018 they hosted 9 hunters and all were successful tagging mature billies, including 2 Boone and Crockett record book billies over 10 inches.

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 $15,000 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 conducted 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. All the 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 Juneau to the boat are about $300 per hunter. 2021 has openings on the first two trips and one on the last hunt in late November. Hunt MG907.  MG907 Hunt Photos

NORTHERN B.C. MOUNTAIN GOAT 7 DAYS 1X1 HORSEBACK $14,700 SECOND ANIMAL $4000 TROPHY FEE

Here is an exciting horseback mountain goat hunt that will still require some mountain hiking, or he also does a fly-in drop type backpack hunt. Hunters also have the option to add another animal on a kill fee.

2020 Canada border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic.

2019 success was slower than most years with 12 of the 15 hunters tagging goats. Best billy grossed 49 with 10 1/2 inch horns. Oldest billy was 14 years and an 11 year old was also taken.

2018 finished with 20 billies taken and 2 hunters were unsuccessful, one missed.

This 4,500 square mile area located in northcentral British Columbia is only 60 miles from the Yukon border in the Cassiar Mountains. Mountain goat and moose numbers are quite high, with big bodied goats and moose having strong genetics producing great antlers. Success on goats is typically 85 percent as your primary animal if you are capable of hiking. Majority of the hunts are horseback, but he also offers high fly-in to alpine lakes and backpack from there, both are highly successful.

Most hunters choose either a 7 or 10 day 1×1 hunt, but 2×1 guided 10 day hunts are available for a couple buddies at a significantly reduced price of $14,700 each. 7 days 1×1 is $14,700 and we feel this is sufficient amount of time to get your goat unless weather or physical ability becomes a major problem. 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 valley floor is about 3,000 to 3,500 feet above sea level and 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 per- cent HST tax and $250 hunter preservation fund. Book now for 2022 or 2023. HCU has worked with this outfitter for over 15 years and HCU’sBob Wodzisz and Cliff Graham have hunted this area. Hunt MG491.  MG491 Hunt Photos