August 10th-September 10th
Mountain goat hunts are widely regarded as one of the most physically and mentally demanding hunts out there in the hunting world. People instantly think of treacherous hikes, steep slopes, and shakey terrain. Many times this scares people away, whether due to an age concern, physical fitness concern, or other health related reason.
What if we told you there was an opportunity to hunt these animals in all of their glory with not even half of the physicality? Well, you are in luck as this outfitter has set-up a hunt in which you essentially fly right into to goat country therefore bypassing much of what makes goat hunting so brutal – the ascent.
He does this by way of Turbine Otter. This specialized plane allows him to land high on the mountain. Once stepping off the plane you will be in base camp. From base camp you will be well situated, in fact, he has had numerous clients harvest goats from camp. Normally, you will take day-packs from your high alpine base camp and hunt from there. This will be some of the friendliest terrain you can experience as a goat hunter. Remember friendly terrain in goat country is a relative term.
These hunts have run nearly 100% success on opportunity for mature billys. Draw odds in this unit are very good – as good as 50% in some years. If you have ever questioned whether or not – “you could do it” on a mountain goat hunt, this is a hunt to strongly consider. Call WTA TAGS today and get applied for this world class adventure – 1-800-755-TAGS (8247).
$10,000 – 1×1 8 Day hunt
$2,000 Turbine Otter charter ( You must charter into the hunting area in pairs, if you do not have a party member you will be paired with another hunter for the charter)
$160 – NR Hunting License
$600 – NR Mountain Goat Tag
Day 1: Fly to Kenai where outfitter will pick up and transfer to lodge. ( This evening you will get your packs ready for the week of hunting.)
Day 2 : Drive Kenai North and catch your charter into the hunting area, you will land on an apline lake in goat country right at base camp
Day 3-10 : Hunting Days
Day 11: Depart hunting area and return to lodge
Day 12: Start return trip home
On hunts like these we highly reccomend purchasing trip insurance. Anytime there are boats and planes involved along with weather it is an invaluable precaution. On the Gulf of AK weather is highly unpredictable, at the time of your arrival the outfitter will have already paid for permits, charters, equipment, and guides. In the very unlikely circumstance that weather completely ruined your opportunity to get into a hunting area you could be subject to lose those monies already paid by the outfitter for the different services. Trip insurance protects your investment.
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.