Mountain Goat Hunting News

Hunting Lottery Held for Moose, Sheep, and Mountain Goat
This year 760 moose licenses were issued - 632 to residents and 128 to nonresidents. Residents will receive 174 bighorn sheep licenses and nonresidents 58. There are 20 mountain goat licenses with 15 staying in the Cowboy State and five going outside.
Moose, Big Horn Sheep, and Mountain Goat Application Deadline
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials reminds hunters that the deadline to enter the special drawing to obtain a license to hunt moose, bighorn sheep or mountain goat must be postmarked by May 1 at 5 p.m., and online applications must be completed by no later than May 1.
ODFW Announces Rocky Mountain Goat Reintroduction Plan
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is proposing to reintroduce Rocky Mountain goats to the Columbia River Gorge with the hope of sustaining a population there for the first time in nearly 200 years.
Rocky Mountain Goats Transplanted
The effort was conducted by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists from the Baker and Wallowa districts with help from U.S. Forest Service personnel, two veterinarians and several volunteers from the Baker Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association. The transplant is part of ODFW’s continuing effort to re-establish herds in northeast Oregon.
Mountain Goat Management Plan
The wildlife management plan for mountain goats in Alberta is the newest plan to be added for provincial managers. The plan provides the story of how the Alberta goat population has grown following low numbers in the late 1960s to 1980s. Careful management and techniques like transplants have boosted the numbers of goats, so that this highly sought-after species now provides some opportunities for keen goat hunters.
Scientist Investigate Mountain Goat Decline
Wildlife biologists are scaling remote areas of the Cascade mountains to determine why Washington's population of mountain goats is declining. The mountain goat research project is detailed with color photos in an updated version of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's (WDFW) online Fish and Wildlife Science magazine on the department's website.