Mountain Goat Hunting News

Oregon’s Controlled Hunt Draw Results Now Online

Hunters that applied for a 2012 fall controlled hunt can find out if they drew the tag online at ODFW’s Hunting Resources page.

Hunters will need to enter their Hunter/Angler ID#, last name, date of birth, and then click My Hunter Information and Draw Results.

A postcard with results will also be mailed this week to all hunters that applied for a controlled hunt.

See Utah Mountain Goats, April 21

Fun activities for kids also part of the event

Sandy — Colorful flowers and warmer weather aren't the only signs spring is here: So are mountain goats at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon!

Oregon Big Game Raffle Tickets on Sale Until May 7: 2011 Winner Bagged Trophy Elk for Under $50 in Tickets

Elgin resident Chad Thompson bought just 15 2011 elk raffle tags, spending under $50—but won a three-month long hunting season, a privilege some pay thousands for at auction. Thompson ended up bagging a trophy animal on public land (Wenaha Wildlife Area), an elk that green scored over 400”.

“It was the first time I had bought raffle tickets,” said Thompson. “I got the 15 ticket package, sent them off and forgot about them. I was pretty surprised when I won.”

February 29 is Wyoming's Deadline for Moose, Bighorn Sheep and Mountain Goat Applications

Hunters interested in entering the drawing for moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat licenses are reminded that applications must be received in the Cheyenne office by 5 p.m. Feb. 29.

Update On Montana's Hunting Seasons

Montana’s general big game hunting seasons are open through Sunday, Nov. 27. All hunting for black bear, moose, mountain goat, bighorn sheep and fall mountain lion also ends Nov. 27, while the general antelope hunting season will end Nov. 13.

Utah Residents Apply for a 2012 Sportsman Permit

Applications for Utah's most prized hunting permits accepted soon.

You can apply for next year's most prized Utah big game hunting permits—2012 sportsman permits—starting Nov. 1.

Three Utah Hunters Face Felony Charges

Two poaching cases in northern Utah are a sad reminder that poaching is a wasteful activity that reduces opportunities for ethical hunters. Witnesses provide valuable information.

Green Lake Drainage Closed to Mountain Goat Hunting in Alaska

Biologists have set a maximum guideline harvest objective of 4 males and/or 1 female mountain goat allowed for the Green Lake-Vodopad River drainage portion of the Unit 4 registration goat hunt (RG150). High harvests of female goats in this area in previous years has prompted this conservative harvest strategy. As of Monday morning, September 26, 2011, one female goat has been harvested. Because the guideline harvest has been met in this area, an emergency order is being issued to close the mountain goat hunting season at 11:59 pm, Wednesday, September 28, 2011.

Yukon Permit Hunt Drawings Complete - Results Available

Permit hunts are used to limit hunting for areas and/or species in order to manage overall population numbers and improve hunt quality.

Star Valley Resident Bags Record Mountain Goat

Brian Tallerico received some very good news in the spring of 2010 when he was notified by the Game and Fish that he had drawn a mountain goat license for Hunt Area 2 near Jackson. Odds of drawing a goat license for that area in 2010 were nearly one in 200.

Tallerico, an orthopaedic surgeon in Star Valley, is an experienced hunter and has hunted sheep and goats all over the west. He had previously bagged a goat in Canada that scored 50 which is the Boone and Crockett minimum for the record book. Scoring is done by length and circumference measurements of each horn.