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    I was fortunate enough to draw this hunt and am looking for some info on this area. I've been looking at the topos and am trying to decide whether to access this area from the road or Cooper Lake. After speaking with the biologist and reading the F&G Harvest information I am really excited about this hunt. I'll be traveling from Fairbanks and am wondering if it's worth bringing a canoe or is it better to access this area from the road system? Any information from those who are familiar with this area would be greatly appreciated.

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    Lucky you, birdboy. I've put in for that hunt for years. My suggestion is to access your area from the Cooper Lake area. You can paddle out onto the lake and glass the backside of Cecil Rhodes Mountain. I've always seen a number of them in this area and there's easy travelling through minimal alders if you pick your way. Most goats I've seen have been less than a 1,000 ft. above the lake. Might have to go a big higher for the billies, but good luck this fall!

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    I want to draw this permit also. If I was going to hunt it, I would definetely go on the lake, last fall I went down to the end of the lake where the **** is looking for a black bear, I saw quite a few goats up on the mountain, and from the backside there it looks pretty easy to get up on the mountain.

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    Youre a lucky dog, bird boy!! Good luck...and report how it goes!!

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    I know this thread is a little old but was curious as to if you were successful or not.

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    My guess is not...

    ADF&G Harvest stats for DG341
    2010: 2 permits, 1 hunted, 0 killed
    2009: 2 permits, 2 hunted, 1 billy killed, 1 nanny killed
    2008: 2 permits, 1 hunted, 0 killed
    2007: 2 permits, 2 hunted, 1 billy killed
    2006: 2 permits, 1 hunted, 0 killed
    2005: 4 permits, 3 hunted, 1 billy killed, 1 nanny killed
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    Guess those are decent odds, but trying to decide if it is worth using one of my 3 trys for drawing on this tag since it is such a low chance of being drawn.

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    Makes a guy wonder how many tags go to waste with no one hunting the draw tag at all...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mavsmuk View Post
    I know this thread is a little old but was curious as to if you were successful or not.
    Looks like one and done with the original thread poster.
    Gotta love the help/advice/honey hole seekers that contribute nothing to this forum thereafter...
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    Here's the link for that hunt: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=goathunting.harvest If you poke around on that site, You can find that data for all of the drawing and registration hunts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullkurl View Post
    Makes a guy wonder how many tags go to waste with no one hunting the draw tag at all...
    Fish-n-feathers has all this "priced" into the deal, right? So many tags issued, based on assumption only x% will get hunted and from there x% will be successful. All part of the master plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlingitwarrior View Post
    Fish-n-feathers has all this "priced" into the deal, right? So many tags issued, based on assumption only x% will get hunted and from there x% will be successful. All part of the master plan.
    Not always. Many in the Dept. have no problem with actual harvests never meeting allowable harvest.
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