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    Default Goats!

    My two boys went goat hunting last week and got weathered in 3 extra days. Out of 8 days they only got to hunt part of one day.

    They could have taken a couples of nannies but opted out. They got with 30 feet of the goat in these picts.












    #2 son said he was sorry these ended up a little blurry but at least he got some picts.

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    Cool pics, I am sure being weathered in was a bummer when you know your that close to game! How old are these youngen's?
    When asked what state I live in I say "The State of Confusion", better known as IL....

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    Cool pictures!! Can you hunt up on Mahoney now or did they go out to Misty's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey View Post
    Cool pics, I am sure being weathered in was a bummer when you know your that close to game! How old are these youngen's?
    Old........30-27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    Old........30-27.
    LOL, my son is 27 and daughter 32 next week! I feel your pain!!!
    When asked what state I live in I say "The State of Confusion", better known as IL....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey View Post
    LOL, my son is 27 and daughter 32 next week! I feel your pain!!!
    My baby, she's 24.

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    We had a hunt going at the same time ... the day out was nice ...



    Let's head for the horizon ...


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    And then it started and for the next 8 days it was heavy rains, high winds and fog ...



    One of the best Goat Guides in Alaska ....


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    Then on the evening of day 8 the Candian Coast Guard weather predicted a change in wind direction for Day 9 ...



    The morning that we have been waiting for ...


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    Spotting is better when you have good weather .... then plan the stalk and sometimes it all works out ...



    Then for the next 2 days it's very hard work ... from low in the next valley over ...

    But what a rewarding evening (back at base camp) the Moon rises over the ridge we were camped on ...


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    Nice goat, Johnnie. The boys had one coming down the mtn. behind camp as they were getting ready for the plane. They said a couple more hours they would have had a shot. Oh, well.

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    Nice pic's your boys took ... glad they made it back safe ...

    David's Goat was an overload ... that's for sure ... probably pushing 300lbs on the hoof ... and died in a very steep place ...

    Seems like all the bad weather days drove the Goats lower down ... when they got picked up there was a big Billy less than 300 yards from base camp that they had never seen until they were in the step turn for take off ...

    Gotta love SE Weather Goat hunting

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    Quote Originally Posted by muskeg View Post
    Nice pic's your boys took ... glad they made it back safe ...

    David's Goat was an overload ... that's for sure ... probably pushing 300lbs on the hoof ... and died in a very steep place ...

    Seems like all the bad weather days drove the Goats lower down ... when they got picked up there was a big Billy less than 300 yards from base camp that they had never seen until they were in the step turn for take off ...

    Gotta love SE Weather Goat hunting
    Sort of a love-hate relationship

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    Johnnie, what's the green score on that beast the color of winter?

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    6 1/2 years old and Bobby said it should go 47 or 48 ... it carries it's mass out good ... but one tip is broomed back to 9"

    I'm thinking 46 and change ...

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    Goats are flat out the coolest critters we have the privilege of hunting up here (imho) ...great pics, love them!!
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    Great stuff, guys. Thanks for postings/pics and thanks for the thread, KF.
    Proud to be an American!

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    Quote Originally Posted by muskeg View Post
    6 1/2 years old and Bobby said it should go 47 or 48 ... it carries it's mass out good ... but one tip is broomed back to 9"

    I'm thinking 46 and change ...
    Didn't see the broom, I was pushing it towards 50. It's still a dandy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullkurl View Post
    Great stuff, guys. Thanks for postings/pics and thanks for the thread, KF.
    My pleasure.

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    Nice goat pictures. At 30 feet and 1/4ing away that would be a tough one to pass up with the old recurve.

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