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Mountain Goat

Hunt Cost: $16,000
Travel Cost: $1,200
Attempts: 1

Date Killed: 10/01/2008

Jake's Difficulty Rating
Mountain Goat 3

Jake rated each animal based on three criteria:

1.) degree of training probably required:
2.) element of danger...(either from the expected weather, terrain, or animal)
3.) the cost.

Zero would be the lowest, and three would the highest.

He did not take into account the difficulty involved in taking a P&Y caliber animal (i.e. mule deer, etc).


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Jake's Mountain Goat Summary

Once again, I was able to go on a hunt with a fellow bowhunter and Bowsiter, and meet another one in Alaska. Tom Edgington and I hunted near Cordova, Alaska in the Fall of 2008. We were even able to meet Chris Durando on our way to the outfitters. Chris was able to take a nice billy on that hunt, and on the first day of our adventure I was able to stalk within 12 yards of a nice billy. My shot was higher than it should have been, but the billy was down within 150 yards. Tom was able to get a shot opportunity on that hunt as well, but just wasn't quite able to seal the deal. I remember us sitting around camp at night, eating Mountain Goat tenderloins and drinking Crown Royal from my flask, while looking out over an alpine glacier. I remember reminding myself that I am really am a lucky bastard..... The goat meat was actually quite good tasting. I had half of the meat made into hotdogs, and the other half was tenderized with the use of a Jaccard Meat tenderizer. If I had known how well the DENI tenderizer worked, I would have made less hot dogs....

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