Mountain Goats are indigenous to the coastal mountains and transplanted to Baranof Island.
What To Expect
Goat hunting requires us to go up into the mountains of Baranof Island where the goats live. It is definitely more strenuous than a bear hunt, but the views, and the experience, are well worth it!
Mountain Goat hunts are conducted in October and we will be camping at an altitude of around 3,000 feet. So hunters should expect to encounter some chilly temperatures during the hunt. Layered clothing appropriate for both hiking and extended periods glassing for goats will definitely be required, as will comfortable, and well broken in hiking boots. Time will be spent glassing for the right goat that is in an accessible location, both for the harvest, and the retrieval.
Recommended Gear For Mountain Goat Hunts
Clothing For The Hunt
Waterproof Vibram sole mountaineering boots. Several options out there we use Kenetrek. Be sure to break them in before you come!
Quality Socks are a must your feet are your most important item to protect.
We highly recommend a ultra light weight layering system for clothes. Synthetic base layer, insulated mid layer and a rain gear outer layer. Kuiu and Sitka Gear are great options. No Cotton at all!!
- Face Covering
Gloves (light and heavy weight)
- Warm Sleeping Gear
- Camp Shoes
- Backpack (we have to carry all this!)
- Personal Toiletries
- Favorite Snacks
- Quality Light Weight Sleeping Bag (15 Degrees F)
- Inflatable Sleeping Mat
- Headlamp + Extra Batteries
- Flashlight + Extra Batteries
- Binoculars/Spotting Scope
- Charging brick for phone/camera
- Trekking Poles