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Pack goats

Postby dustingfreeman » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:42 pm

Any one here use pack goats?
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Re: Pack goats

Postby Grant » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:12 pm

Will be getting some but not sure when. Hoping by summer.


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Re: Pack goats

Postby kevin_t » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:00 am

I used to have pack goats. I personally really liked them as pets, and somewhat liked them in the backcountry. As pets, they were very personable and very loving, but you have to keep them in their fencing as they are pretty good at finding ways out. In the backcountry, they change your trip a bit. It's not as simple as throw your stuff in pack, show up at a TH and walk. You have to have leaders , plans for water crossings etc so it is different. That being said, outside of their obsession with getting in my tent, they were very easy and fun to backpack with as long as not a lot of water crossings were on the menu. They like to hang out by a campfire and are somewhat entertaining. It's just different. The biggest problems I had with them really was competition for my attention with my dogs. I can't walk enough to keep everyone happy.
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Re: Pack goats

Postby swisski » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:39 pm

Haha, that is hilarious Kevin
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Re: Pack goats

Postby kevin_t » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:22 pm

You should have seen the funny looks when I took 3 dogs and 2 goats out on a walk at the same time . Funny looks and odd comments for sure , some people didn't know what kind of odd crew was following me


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Re: Pack goats

Postby bhoran » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:22 am

I hate to be a downer but there are very serious concerns with pack goats passing on disease to native mountain goats and sheep in the backcountry. It runs a real risk of wiping out goats in entire areas. Again, I don't mean to be a downer but I know this is a conscientious group and want to do what is best to preserve our hunting opportunities down the road. Please research it before you get a goat to haul gear and make the decision for yourself. I thought goats were a great idea when I first saw them until a biologist friend opened my eyes.
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