Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 21

Thread: Spring Kodiak goats

  1. #1
    Member BRWNBR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Big Lake
    Posts
    9,772

    Default Spring Kodiak goats

    So Iím planning on taking my two boys to Kodiak in early March for some spring goat hunting. Looking for a hunt partner to split air charter costs up with and hunt together or not. I have dates set and kinda a clue. I have hunted alaska before and been to Kodiak a couple times as well.
    Lemme know if anyone else is looking to go and team up!
    Www.blackriverhunting.com
    Master guide 212

  2. #2
    Member roughneck6883's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Anchrage
    Posts
    210

    Default

    Oh man, I would jump on this but I got 2 things stopping me ... I donít get my residency back until July and in March I will be mid rotation at work ...
    Best of luck to you and your boys


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    "Horns make pi$* poor soup"

  3. #3

    Default

    Letís do it.

  4. #4

    Default

    Now I'm really pissed my wife wants a house next year!

  5. #5
    Member orion94us's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Soldotna
    Posts
    156

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BRWNBR View Post
    So Iím planning on taking my two boys to Kodiak in early March for some spring goat hunting. Looking for a hunt partner to split air charter costs up with and hunt together or not. I have dates set and kinda a clue. I have hunted alaska before and been to Kodiak a couple times as well.
    Lemme know if anyone else is looking to go and team up!
    This is the opportunity of a lifetime!! I wish I could do it, but will be heading to Nebraska for the birth of my first grand child in March,

    Best of luck, and to whomever gets to go on this trip, I am envious.

    Chris R

  6. #6
    Member AKMarmot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    799

    Default

    Will send a pm.

  7. #7
    New member
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    5

    Default

    If only I was a resident I would jump all over this!

    Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Eielson Farm Road
    Posts
    379

    Default

    Did you find anyone?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  9. #9
    Member BRWNBR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Big Lake
    Posts
    9,772

    Default

    Iíve got a guy that is gonna let me know tomorrow. A client of mine wants to come along and help my boys on their goat hunting. But is checking with the wife!
    Www.blackriverhunting.com
    Master guide 212

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Between two lakes in Alaska
    Posts
    1,044

    Default

    Can a chubby old guy make it? If so put me down as next on the list. My Wife won't let me hunt by myself any more so I just haven't been going.

    I just asked if I could go goat hunting on Kodiak...I might have to fix up the dog house. Her nephew came up with a group to hunt deer a couple of years ago. Two of them were watching from above as another two hunters put the sneek on a deer while a bear followed the hunters.

    If my number comes up let me know how much $ to set aside.

  11. #11
    Member 4merguide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
    Posts
    11,500

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LeonardC View Post
    Can a chubby old guy make it?
    Age is only a number, but imo, it totally depends on how "chubby" you think you are. I'm 63, only slightly, what I would consider overweight, if at all, and still work 5 days a week sometimes throwing around 1 1/8" plywood all day, and I still wouldn't want to go unless I put myself on a pretty regimented workout program, like I used to even in my younger guiding days when I knew I would be sheep hunting, or needing to pack out moose or caribou. Only you know how strong you feel, but if you try and kid yourself then you're asking for trouble. It's not so much the little extra weight, but the leg strength and wind you'll need. I'm sure I could go on a goat hunt right now and "probably" do ok, but would I want to knowing how I feel now and still have a good time? Or make sure I got in as good a shape as I could and KNOW I would. Kodiak goat hunting is not like hunting goats in their normal terrain on mainland Alaska, but there WILL be climbing and possibly a lot of it. Try something right now and maybe give yourself an answer to your question. See how hard it is to pump off 50 deep knee bends at a pretty good clip. That should tell you a whole lot about yourself and attempting a hunt like this. I've been wanting to do a Kodiak goat hunt myself for many years, and have been contemplating going with Jake as well. I know I could get in shape, but don't know if I could take the time off work.
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Eielson Farm Road
    Posts
    379

    Default

    Goats are on my list. Always had respect for them.
    Depending on what time in March if Iím done freighting materials to my cabin sounds like a great hunt.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  13. #13
    Member BRWNBR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Big Lake
    Posts
    9,772

    Default

    I may have someone lined up, Buddy I snowmachined with a while back is on board.
    Www.blackriverhunting.com
    Master guide 212

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Between two lakes in Alaska
    Posts
    1,044

    Default

    I'm sure you guys will do well. Good luck and be safe.

  15. #15
    Member smarion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Kenai
    Posts
    277

    Default

    You may already know this, but be careful with the hides if you are keeping them. We had problems with hair slipping even tho the his was kept really cold. When the taxidermist asked around to some others, they had had similar problems.

  16. #16
    Member 4merguide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
    Posts
    11,500

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by smarion View Post
    You may already know this, but be careful with the hides if you are keeping them. We had problems with hair slipping even tho the his was kept really cold. When the taxidermist asked around to some others, they had had similar problems.
    I take it you mean March goats....correct? Did anybody have any explanation for the hides slipping? Are they already starting to shed their winter coats at this time....wonder if that comes into play?
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

  17. #17
    Member Ken R's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    180

    Default

    I had a taxidermist tell me that goats do loosen hair, but that it stays matted with the guard hairs that don't get shed. It comes away from the body and creates an air void for extra insulation. I don't know if that's true, but it made sense to me in theory for them to have extra insulation.

  18. #18
    Member smarion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Kenai
    Posts
    277

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    I take it you mean March goats....correct? Did anybody have any explanation for the hides slipping? Are they already starting to shed their winter coats at this time....wonder if that comes into play?
    I donít remember exactly when we went 4mer. My recollection is that the hair is in a pre-shed stage and therefore slips easily. As far as trophy value goes, the beautiful hair is the most important to me. The difference between average and long horns isnít as big a deal as long hair, that hasnít slipped.

    Sorry to hijack Jake. Good luck.

  19. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Fairbanks
    Posts
    289

    Default

    Yeah, 4mer is right, unless youíre on some workout regimen you could never handle a goat hunt. Way to hard.

  20. #20
    Member as.ks.ak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    108

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Muche View Post
    Yeah, 4mer is right, unless youíre on some workout regimen you could never handle a goat hunt. Way to hard.
    Thatís must be why theyíre so unpopular. Letís keep this type of promotion rolling. They taste like a cigarette served in a dirty ashtray as well. Do not recommend.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •