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    I drew the new goat tag in grasshopper valey tag DG866. I have been in there in the spring for black bear, but never in the fall. I was wondering if any one has any insight to goat hunting here. The terrain is not bad, but is one side of the valley better than the other. I know that you can not cross the river so that will limit me to one side only.

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    seen what i think were goats on the outside of the mouth of the valley first week of sept a few years back, they were white spots from where i was, but they acted like goats. it'd be on the outside of the valley, right above knik glacier, south side of the valley mouth i'd guess.
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    Is there a way you can 4 wheel or hike in to the valley? I have been across metel creek to the base of the glacier but no futher? Other wise a plane is ok with me. Just looking at my options.

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    i think you can only fly back there practicly, if you don't know where the goats are now, flying in would be the best anyway, super short flight outa palmer anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akhunter300saum View Post
    Is there a way you can 4 wheel or hike in to the valley? I have been across metel creek to the base of the glacier but no futher? Other wise a plane is ok with me. Just looking at my options.
    Long hike, the glacier retreting left a pretty huge gorge between the end of the 4x4 trail and the valley looks doable with a lot of bushwhacking, I'd expect the goats to be way back up the valley though, by marcus baker glacier.
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    Thanks for the input. It looks like taking a plane is the way to go. From what I have heard it looks like a two day hunt if things go well. I talked with Tony out of the Palmer office and he said that guys have had good sucsess with this hunt. I only have to deal with 7 instate and 4 out of state hunters. So if any one with the in state hunters are on here drop me a email, that is if you don't need a partner. Looking forward to this hunt.

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    I'm also one of the 7 in-staters that drew the Marcus Baker tag. Great area, haven't hunted Goats in it but have spent some time chasing sheep in the area. Plenty of goats the last time I flew it (2 years ago)...with only 12 total tags and 2 months to hunt I can't imagine there will be much pressure- plus the sheep hunting will be done on the 20th of september I believe- and thats only a handful of tags as well...I'm gonna try to find the dirtiest, hairiest, meanest billy I can....and then mount him! Of course I will shoot him first, what were you thinking?

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