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Location: Florida
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Looking for an affordable? mountain goat hunt for my husban

My husband's life-long dream has been to hunt mountain goat. As I don't know too much about this type of hunt, can anyone recommend anything to me? Where is the best, affordable place to go? Where can he be guarenteed a goat? What type of preparation does he need to do?

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Location: Melvina, Wi.
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Looking for an affordable? mountain goat hunt for my husban

1) there ain't no quaranteed Goat hunts.
2) he best get in real good shape-about one of toughest hunts around
3) there ain't no cheap goat hunts.
Hunts in BC and AK are only places i know where a person can buy tags over the counter--but in both places non res must use a Guide- last time i looked cost was $6000 minimum- might be some cheaper but for goats you want a good outfit.
4) one contact would be Muskeg outfitters in South East ,AK-They seem to know their business and give value for dollar spent.

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Location: ALABAMA
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Looking for an affordable? mountain goat hunt for my husban

Cabela's offers a AK hunt for around $4500, but there's no guarantee.

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Location: Canada
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Looking for an affordable? mountain goat hunt for my husban

With a few exceptions, It is pretty much impossible for a good reputable outfitter to guarantee any real hunt, and goat would certainly not be one of the few exceptions.

Of the outfitters I know and have booked for, all are in BC and all are well over $6000 US.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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Location: Florida
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Looking for an affordable? mountain goat hunt for my husban

Thanks for your input, Windux. I've come to realize that this may not be the gift to give him.

Maybe he can pick up aluminum cans on the side of the road. This way he can make money and get into shape for the hunt. Laugh

I'll look into Muskeg Outfitters and see if they have something for when he can go.

Widux wrote:
1) there ain't no quaranteed Goat hunts.
2) he best get in real good shape-about one of toughest hunts around
3) there ain't no cheap goat hunts.
Hunts in BC and AK are only places i know where a person can buy tags over the counter--but in both places non res must use a Guide- last time i looked cost was $6000 minimum- might be some cheaper but for goats you want a good outfit.
4) one contact would be Muskeg outfitters in South East ,AK-They seem to know their business and give value for dollar spent.
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Location: Florida
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Looking for an affordable? mountain goat hunt for my husban

Thanks Snowman0813. I'll look into Cabela's.

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Cabela's offers a AK hunt for around $4500, but there's no guarantee.
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Location: Florida
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Looking for an affordable? mountain goat hunt for my husban

Thanks, Makwa. I'll keep looking or save more money

Makwa wrote:
With a few exceptions, It is pretty much impossible for a good reputable outfitter to guarantee any real hunt, and goat would certainly not be one of the few exceptions.

Of the outfitters I know and have booked for, all are in BC and all are well over $6000 US.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

SJ
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Looking for an affordable? mountain goat hunt for my husban

We offer one of the best goat hunts in Alaska but they ahve been telling you the truth. Really good goat hunts are not cheap. The 12th largest mountain goat ever harvested in the world was taken on this hunt by this outfitter.

Southeast Alaska Mountain Goat Hunts
September 7th-14th / September 15th-22nd / September 23rd-30th
Hunts are 5 days of actual hunting 1X1 guided $7,500
Charter airfare from Ketchikan is approximately $800 round trip.
Black Bear can be added to this hunt for a Trophy Fee $ 1,500
2x1 hunts are availabe for a 20% discount of the 1x1 prices listed above.

This outfitter personally took from his hunting area the 12th largest mountain goat ever harvested in the world.

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Location: Florida
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Looking for an affordable? mountain goat hunt for my husban

Thanks for the info, SJ. I'll keep your outfitters in mind when I save up the money.

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