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British Columbia is home to over half of North America's current Mountain Goat population. According to recent estimates, the number of Mountain Goats in North America has varied from about 75,000 to 100,000. This number includes 14,000 to 15,000 in the western states, 10,000 to 25,000 in Alaska, about 50,000 in British Columbia, and small numbers in Alberta, Yukon, and Mackenzie Territory. This puts B.C. at the top when it comes to trophy-class mountain goat hunts. This hunting concession sits amongst the finest trophy producing units on the East Slope of B.C., having an abundance of goats with large bases and great length. The diverse ecosystem in the northeast region our area lays amongst provides the perfect mix of habitat and feed, allowing the outfitter to properly manage a healthy and stable population of mature billies for a very limited number of clients each season. This gives hunters a better chance of harvesting a mature billy. This is a 10 day fully guided 1:1 hunt.
- Species: Rocky Mountain Goat
- Average Classification: 8 - 10
- Shot Opportunity: 85
- Weapons: Rifle, Archery
- Hunt Catalog #: RB19787-03
- Tag Availability: Landowner Voucher
Mature Billies are targeted for this hunt.
A limited number of bow hunts can be arranged for this hunt. Hunter should be proficient up to 60 yards with a bow. Rifle hunters should be proficient up to 500 yards for this hunt.
August 20, 2022 - October 08, 2023
- Member Price: $16,500.00
- Non-Member Price: $18,400.00
Licenses, tags, and 5% GST tax not included in the hunt price. License costs: Non-resident License: $180.00. Moose: $250.00. Mountain Goat: $350.00. Elk: $250.00. Wolf: $50.00. Black Bear: $180.00. Harvest Fee: $125.00. *10 DAY HUNT. DATES AVAILABLE FOR 2023: AUGUST 26-SEPTEMBER 4 OR SEPTEMBER 4-13.
Trophy fees are for additional species not included in your hunt package. For example the sheep/goat combo hunt includes both species, there are no trophy fees associated with the goat or sheep. Trophy fees are paid in advance for goat, moose and elk. Trophy fee will be returned at the completion of hunt if additional animal is not harvested. Option to add a moose to the hunt. Option to add a black bear to the hunt. Option to add an elk to the hunt. Option to add a wolf to the hunt. Option for a non-hunter. Option for a rifle rental.
Fort Saint John, British Columbia, Canada
Deposits are not refundable. When you make a deposit or payment that money is used to reserve your adventure dates and we cannot sell them to anyone else. If for some reason you have to cancel, you will lose your deposit and any payments you have made. If you are concerned that you might get sick or otherwise have to cancel, we suggest buying trip insurance. There are insurance companies that specialize in providing insurance policies for outfitter bookings and hunts. One such company we recommend is globalrescue.com. It is also our policy, depending on the adventure you booked and at our discretion, that if you have to cancel and we are able to book a replacement for you at the regular price we will work with you to apply your deposits to another adventure. Please note that we cannot refund or roll state or government license fees, application fees, draw results, or tags.
Goat hunting requires one to be in good shape and ready to hike through steep and rough terrain. All of these goat hunts require the use of horses or jet boat to access the different parts of the goat area. From there a hike into goat country is required. Depending on the area chosen to hunt, hunters can expect to be in anything from a cabin/wall tent to a 2 man tent fully stocked with freeze dried food for the duration of the hunt. Hunter can expect to be seeing mountain goats nearly every day depending on the weather, some days seeing in excess of 10+ goats. This hunt is the perfect choice for a hunter pursuing a 8 inch+ Billy with large bases and a chance to harvest a mature goat. Hunters wishing to avoid conflict with weather should choose the early August hunt while hunters wanting longer hair will need to come in September or October. This is a 10 day 1:1 hunt.
HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)
- Lodging & Accommodations: Backpack Tent?
Lodging & Accommodations Scale
5 - Cabin/Lodge
4 - Bunk House/Trailer
3 - Wall Tent
2 - Backpack Tent
1 - Client Provided/Hotel
Lodging can vary for this hunt depending on where the animals are found. Hunter will stay in a backpacking tent for this hunt. Hunter will stay in a remote spike camp for the duration of the hunt. Hunter will need to bring a sleeping bag and pad for the hunt.
- Menu & Food: Backpack Food?
Menu & Food Scale
5 - 5 Star Catered
4 - Full Kitchen
3 - Field Kitchen
2 - Backpack Food
1 - Client Provided
Hunters will have mix of backpacking food and homestyle cooking for the hunt. All meals provided.
- Physical Conditions: Heavy Hiking?
Physical Conditions Scale:
5 - All Vehicle Access
4 - Light Hiking
3 - Moderate Hiking
2 - Heavy Hiking
1 - Extreme Back Country
This is a very challenging hunt. Hunters need to be prepared to spend many hours in the saddle and then be physically able to make the approach on the goats once a Billy is found.
Transportation (To/From Basecamp)
When traveling here your destination is Fort Saint John, British Columbia. A member of the team will pick you up at airport upon your arrival, from there you will head straight to camp. Scheduled charter flights are included in the hunt price.
- Lodging & Accommodations
- Menu & Food
- Physical Conditions
Hunter will need to be prepared for a physically demanding hunt and to spend hours on horseback in pursuit of big Billies. Durable and comfortable hiking boots and layering systems are needed. Outfitter will supply good stock with saddles and tack. There is a maximum of 80 lbs of gear allowed per person including rifles. No hard gun cases can be taken on the charter and must be left in town. Unscheduled flights can be arranged if requested to leave camp but a $2500 charter fee will be required and must be paid before arrangements are made. All meals and lodging and provided. Full gear list to be provided if requested when booked.
What Outfitter Provides
- Facilities and equipment to butcher meat
- 50lbs of meat on charter out of camp
- Field Preparation of Meat
- Trophy Preparation of animal
- Scheduled Charter Flights
- Expert Guide Service
- Horse, Tack & Saddle
What to Bring
- Sleeping Bag & Pad
- Rifle with 40 rounds of ammunition
- Moderate to Cold Weather Clothing-Layering System Recommended
- Durable & Comfortable Hunting Boots
- Hunting Hat & Gloves
- Thermal Base Layers
- Spotting Scope
- Binoculars & Rangefinder
- Big Frig 45 Quart Badlands Cooler
- Mountain Extreme Men's
- Mountain Guide
- Women’s Mountain Extreme
- South Dakota Shooting Academy I
- RBO Mountain Light Shooting System
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