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    Quote Originally Posted by 1_pointer View Post
    Nicely done! The goats look like a great way to access some country easier. Hope you can continue to use them for a long time.
    Yes they are great, on the deer hunt earlier this year I didn't have to follow a pack trail, we just took off up a drainage full of dead fall and the goats did great, they climb right over all that stuff! I only had too get them water about every 2 days, when it was raining I didn't need to, between the water on the plants and a couple small mud puddle's they got the water they needed, I really enjoyed having them this year, first time i've been able to get back in the backcountry like I used to before my car wreck in 06'. So I was in heaven this past season being back in where I like to be.
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    If I was ever lucky enough to convince my wife to move back West, I'd look hard into goats or possibly donkeys (http://www.originalatv.com/). I think they'd fit my hunting style and desires for maintenance better than a horse or mule. The long term concern for me with goats, if I was invested in them, is how long the Federal agencies will allow them to be used in areas that contain bighorns...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1_pointer View Post
    If I was ever lucky enough to convince my wife to move back West, I'd look hard into goats or possibly donkeys (http://www.originalatv.com/). I think they'd fit my hunting style and desires for maintenance better than a horse or mule. The long term concern for me with goats, if I was invested in them, is how long the Federal agencies will allow them to be used in areas that contain bighorns...
    That is true, the bighorn deal is a big concern among goat packers, it comes up often on those type of forums. The major deal is being educated on the transmission of the disease's that kill bighorns, the bighorn has to basically eat a blade of grass that has goat feces on it. Which is highly unlikely, the transmission of disease's between the two are highly unlikely, you just need too be educated on the topic and you will be fine, its one of those deals the the bighorn guys push just because, instead of fighting among each group we need to be together on issue's that actually impact our hunting rights. Also the big problem is they lump Pack goat's into the Sheep/wool production / grazer's, Pack goat's should never really be considered dangerous to bighorns, just cause of the fact that the likely hood of pack goats coming into direct contact with a bighorn is highly unlikely. There is plenty on the web for you to do research on it.
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    I feel I'm pretty darned well versed on the subject. That said, I'm also fairly well versed on the Federal regulation process as well. Thus my concern...

    Like I said previously, I hope you are able to use them for your hunts, wherever they may be, for a long time.

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    The little information on the pack goats and bighorns....
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    Just going to bump this one up since there are almost 12k views.... and there has been some more interest in people getting pack goats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck-Slayer View Post
    Just going to bump this one up since there are almost 12k views.... and there has been some more interest in people getting pack goats.
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    Matt- I appreciate you bumping this thread, you've been around for a while and have a large knowledge of goats and what involves hunting with them thanks.

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