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    Well since there are so many of us that will be chasing the white beasts around the mountains this yeark I think it is an excelent time to discuss what type of mounts you are considering. I have always pictured a beautiful full curl ram head mount on my wall and just assumed that at some point I would try and get a goat to match. So far I have been unsuccessful on the sheep front but since this year is about goats I started really looking at the possibilities for them. I am planning an Oct hunt and will hopefully bring home a nice long haired billie. If that comes to pass I think it would be a shame to only bring back the cape for a head mount. I am strongly considering doing a rug mount! Does anyone have a pic('s) they can post of a rugged goat? I have skinned one black bear for a rug and it turned out pretty well but I imagine you need to do the legs a bit different with a goat.
    I am just curious what others are thinking about doing this year if they are able to capitalize on their tags? If one of the Taxidermists could chime in on caring for them and the available options that would be awesome as well!

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    Originally posted by LuJon View Post
    Well since there are so many of us that will be chasing the white beasts around the mountains this yeark I think it is an excelent time to discuss what type of mounts you are considering. I have always pictured a beautiful full curl ram head mount on my wall and just assumed that at some point I would try and get a goat to match. So far I have been unsuccessful on the sheep front but since this year is about goats I started really looking at the possibilities for them. I am planning an Oct hunt and will hopefully bring home a nice long haired billie. If that comes to pass I think it would be a shame to only bring back the cape for a head mount. I am strongly considering doing a rug mount! Does anyone have a pic('s) they can post of a rugged goat? I have skinned one black bear for a rug and it turned out pretty well but I imagine you need to do the legs a bit different with a goat.
    I am just curious what others are thinking about doing this year if they are able to capitalize on their tags? If one of the Taxidermists could chime in on caring for them and the available options that would be awesome as well!
    A guy I work with has a rugged goat in his house. I thought it looked pretty darn cool. If either my dad or myself is able to score on either of our goat permits I'm gonna get it rugged instead of a mount. I'll save the shoulder mount for the sheep.

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    • #3
      One of the coolest goat mounts I've seen is a half lifesize goat (mid-body forward, including the legs) coming out of rocks with snow and icicles hanging from the rocks. It did a pretty good job of capturing the ruggedness and nastiness of the terrain that time of year, instead of just being a head coming out of drywall. I'll try to get a picture sometime soon.

      As for me, I like goat European mounts.

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      • #4
        I already have a sheep on the wall courtesy of the misses, I'd like to hang a goat on the other side. When things come together this fall I would love a life size, considerable to this (photo from larsen bay lodge for reference). Or a simple shoulder would suffice.

        We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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        • #5
          I think rug mounts look pretty good, however I have my heart set on a half mount coming out of the wall standing on a rock

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          • #6
            I like it

            Originally posted by TWB View Post
            I already have a sheep on the wall courtesy of the misses, I'd like to hang a goat on the other side. When things come together this fall I would love a life size, considerable to this (photo from larsen bay lodge for reference). Or a simple shoulder would suffice.

            What would you call that mount? This one seems like it would fit nicely in a corner. Kind of getting tired of the head out of the drywall look.
            Fish IT! Hunt IT! or *#%@ IT!

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            • #7
              Both

              I have a half lifesize on the rock coming out of the wall. I have a rug as well. I would recommend a rug if you shoot a goat late (Oct 10 or later) and half body if before that. NOTHING beats a big billy rugged out. However, I am kind of a goat nut. I'll get a pic up soon.

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              • #8
                I want a half-life size mount with the rock base, etc. Pretty much what Brian described is how I want mine to look. Luckily, I got another goat permit to try and make that happen.

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                • #9
                  Bob, I have no idea, I took the pic from another website (larsen bay lodge) and used it for reference. Also check harters taxidermy, their site has some real nice pics.

                  Harters...
                  We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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                  • #10
                    Hunt Alaska mag ad

                    Look at the Alaska hunt mag on p. 81 at the action anatomy taxidermy ad. It has a goat rug in it that looks really awesome except, for the bottom jaw fir still attached. Personally I think it looks weird. I want a rug like this minus the lower jaw fir.

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                    • #11
                      Goat rugs

                      are cool. I like having the rug just hanging over a banister also. I am thinking that I would do the euro and have the rug just tanned and hanging. I would like a lifesize, but just not sure if I will ever have the room! Best of luck! I need to get back in the goat mountains soon!

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                      • #12
                        rug pic

                        before we hung it. Its awesome on the wall.
                        Attached Files

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                        • #13
                          goat mount

                          I killed a nice goat on Sept.4 last year while hunting with Ed Toribio of Primo Expeditions and should have it back at the end of this month. Great turnaround time, eh?? My taxidermist talked me into a half mount walking down the rocks and I`m glad he did. I`ll probably never hunt goats again so what the hell is another 500 bucks at this point. I`ll be able to appreciate it that much more. I`ll send some pix as soon as I get it back. I have a beautiful sheep mount that I admire daily but I think I will like the half mount even more.Now to save my pennies for one more trip to Alaska to get a bear before I`m pushing up grass!!! Good luck to all.

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                          • #14
                            hair

                            Wonder how much difference there would be regarding length of hair from hunting the 25th of Sept. rather than starting the 8th of Oct. (in Southeast). I can't imagine a couple of weeks making that much difference. My hair only grows about 3/16 of an inch in two weeks (I'm guessing), but I'm not a goat albeit my wife says I smell like one at times .

                            Also, wonder how much daylight one would lose in that two week time period. In addition, I am not sure that the weather would really be that much nastier unless we get a strong low system move in. Trying hard to decide on these two dates. Anyone have a clue on these questions?

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                            • #15
                              Later is better

                              Go for the later dates. I will do my best to hunt goats mid oct or later from now on. The difference in hair will be dependent on the weather but it will no doubt be less earlier. Even if its a little shorter......its shorter. As a side benefit the snow usually pushes them down.

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