Well i was thinking about putting in for the 900 zone in montana for goats cause its 100% success and it bow only and i have never hunted goats before so i wasnt sure what was all needed to try and do that
How many of you guys hunt goats with a bow? I hear its tough but how tough is it, what do you have your bow set and and what kinds of ranges do you get typical shots at?
I dont hunt them any different than I would elk or deer with my bow as far as settings go with my bow. In my opinion it isnt really as tough as it may sound. You just need some friendly terrain you can make a good stock. The antelope will start rutting around september. If it is hot and dry like everyone says look for water. Last year it was rainy where I was hunting, and had a blast spotting and stocking. I got 57 yards and felt it was just a little far. But be prepared for shots outside of what you may find on deer and elk. I personally dont feel comfortable lobbing arrows out there and had my bow set for a max 50 yards which I is kind of where I limit myself. I believe you would really enjoy it and know you would see plenty of game. I have never tried a blind over water I just dont have the patience. Otherwise I have heard look for windmills, sometimes foreign objects like a white flag will make them curious and they may come in and check it out. This year I would like to try a decoy in the area I hunt as there are alot of antelope and think it would be a blast as well. I have really got hooked on hunting them with my bow! Anyway good luck!
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is forage.
Most universities, state schools and even community colleges offer basic botany courses and plant ID courses. Although it might not be feasable for the average middle age hunter to pay tuition and go back to college to learn hunting...