British Columbia Mountain Goat Hunt
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Description

British Columbia is home to over half of North America's current 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 goat hunts. This hunting concession sits amongst the finest trophy producing units in B.C., having an abundance of goats with large bases and great length. The diverse ecosystem in the northern coastal region our area lays amongst provides the perfect mix of habitat and feed, allowing us to properly manage a healthy and stable population of mature billies for a very limited number of clients each season. This gives clients a better chance of harvesting a record book trophy. This hunt package if for a 1:1 fully guided 9 day hunt.


Details

  • Species: Rocky Mountain Goat
  • Average Classification: 8 - 10
  • Shot Opportunity: 90
  • Weapons: Rifle, Archery
  • Hunt Catalog #: RB19703-05
  • Tag Availability: Landowner Voucher
Classification details:

Mature billys are targeted for this hunt. Most billys average around 9" B&C.


Options

Non-hunter

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Option for a non-hunter observer. Price is at $200/day for 9 days.

  • Non-hunter $1,800.00
  • Season Dates (required)

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    Hunter has a choice to go on an early season or late season hunt. Late season hunts are more expensive as goats are in easier terrain.

    • 1:1 Early Season (Aug 1-Sept 15) $0.00
    • 1:1 Late Season (Sept 15-Feb 28) $4,500.00

    • Available Dates

      August 01, 2022 - September 15, 2024


      Pricing

      • Member Price: $13,500.00
      • Non-Member Price: $15,000.00

      *Price is for an early season hunt. Dates are as follows: August 1-9th, August 11-19th & Sept 7-15th. Late Season Dates are September 15-February 28. Hunt does not include 5% sales tax or licenses and tags.


      Group Options

      Option for season dates. Option for a non-hunter.

      Location

      Smithers, British Columbia, Canada


      Refund Policy:

      Deposit 80% refundable 1 year prior to hunt date. 40% refundable 6 months prior to hunt date. No refunds under 6 months of the hunt date.

      Description

      Goat hunting in general requires one to be in good shape and ready to hike through steep and rough terrain. Our area has the best of both worlds. This Allows us to provide a hunt in areas that require the most fit of clientele looking to pursue a true challenge; as well we have the ability to cater to clients wanting a quality hunt that’s less physically demanding. All of our goat hunts require the use of a pickup and ATV to access parts of our goat area. From there a hike into goat country is required. Depending on the area we choose to hunt you can expect to be in anything from a wall tent to a 2 man tent fully stocked with freeze dried food for the duration of your hunt. You 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 9 in+ billy with large bases and a chance to harvest a B&C goat. Hunters wishing to avoid conflict with weather should choose the early August hunt while hunters wanting longer hair will need to come in late August or September into October. All goat hunts are 9 full hunting days. Dates listed above are the actual hunting days. Clients can expect to arrive the day before and depart the day after the final hunting day. All mountain goat hunts have a packer/assistant guide included at no extra cost to the client.


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      • Lodging & Accommodations: Backpack Tent
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        Lodging & Accommodations Scale

        5 - Cabin/Lodge

        4 - Bunk House/Trailer

        3 - Wall Tent

        2 - Backpack Tent

        1 - Client Provided/Hotel

      Depending on the area that is selected to hunt, you can expect to be in anything from a wall tent to a 2 man tent. Hunter will need to provide their own sleeping bag for a backpack style hunt.

      • Menu & Food: Backpack Food
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        Menu & Food Scale

        5 - 5 Star Catered

        4 - Full Kitchen

        3 - Field Kitchen

        2 - Backpack Food

        1 - Client Provided

      Hunter can expect freeze dried backpacking food during this hunt. Field kitchen may be provided if a wall tent camp is possible.

      • Physical Conditions: Heavy Hiking
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        Physical Conditions Scale:

        5 - All Vehicle Access

        4 - Light Hiking

        3 - Moderate Hiking

        2 - Heavy Hiking

        1 - Extreme Back Country

      This is a physically demanding hunt. Hunter should be prepared for steep incline and decent as a mature billy is targeted and hunter must get in position to make a good shot. Hunter can expect 1-5 miles of hiking a day. Hunters looking for a less challenging physical hunt can choose to hunt later season.


      Transportation (To/From Basecamp)

      When traveling here your destination is Smithers, British Columbia. A member of our team will pick you up at Smithers airport upon your arrival, and from there you will head straight to camp. We handle all transportation to and from Smithers. The hunting area and camp is approximately 40 minutes southwest of the airport.

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      Description

      Clients can expect to arrive the day before and depart the day after the final hunting day. All mountain goat hunts have a packer/assistant guide included at no extra cost to the client. Depending on the season booked, hunter will need to be prepared for inclement weather. Hunter will need a good layering system and durable hiking boots. Good optics are necessary. Full gear list to be provided if requested when booked.


      What Outfitter Provides

      • Packer & Assistant Guide (included in hunt package)
      • Expert Guide Service
      • Field Transportation
      • Meals
      • Lodging-Backpacking Tent or Wall Tent

      What to Bring

      • Day Pack
      • Gaiters
      • Game Bags & Hunting Knives
      • Moderate to Cold Weather Hunting Clothing-Layering System Recommended
      • Thermal Base Layers
      • Rifle with 40 Rounds of Ammunition
      • Hunting Hat & Gloves
      • Sleeping Bag
      • Binoculars & Rangefinder

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