I got back up into my goat unit again over the long weekend and saw goats as usual. I also saw a pretty nice 4x4 mulie with eg's that I got a spotting scope pic of. I've seen over 200 goats throughout the summer and visually inspected about 85 percent of the terrain in the unit. I've found over 20 goats that I would take on the first day and many more that I'd consider shooters further into the hunt. The longest horn goat I've seen is an ancient one horned nanny that would tape at over 10 inches!
The first season opened today and I'm sure the goats are getting moved around a bit. I have my game plan pretty much set for opening day, although I plan on showing up in the unit 3 or 4 days early. I am finally unemployed (for the duration of the fall hopefully ha) and will be able to hunt every day of the season.
It's tough getting sleep right now... I've got goats on the brain. I've got the bow I won in last fall's BGH Grand Slam Challenge sighted in and I'm comfortable shooting at a live animal out to just past 60 yards. I'll also be making use of the Nikon spotting scope and the Vanguard tripod that I won last fall. Thanks again to BGH for putting on the competition!
I'm having problems getting the most recent pics posted but I'll try again tomorrow.