Rocky Mountain Goat

AHunt for Rocky Mountain Goat is, in our opinion, some of the most rewarding and exciting capra hunting available!

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Rocky Mountain Goat Hunting, Alaska


Hunting Season:  August 1st – December 31st
(We organise hunts in the first 2 weeks of October, this way the goats will be in their winter coats and hopefully the weather willnot be too bad.

A hunt in Alaska is an experience that lives beyond expectations, and a trip that every sportsman must try at least once, on some level. With an estimated 39,000 – 65,500 Mountain Goats in North America, with roughly 33,000 living in Alaska it is the obvious location to secure oreamnos americanus. To be able to conduct that hunt on Kodiak island, a location World famous for it’s quantity and quality of wildlife, makes this hunt, in our opinion, one of the best in Alaska.
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Goats were introduced to Kodiak island in the 50’s, and since then their numbers have exploded to in excess of 2,500 animals. The result being that they are having an impact on the local flora and a necessary cull has been introduced by ADFG. The bottom line for hunters is that with 160 permits and licenses being granted, they are easier to obtain. With high draw odds, not guaranteed, and a stunning location we feel that Kodiak island is one of the best locations to get your Rocky Mountain Goat. The local outfitter that we use on Kodiak Island has been in operation since the 80’s and we feel there is no one more experienced or better suited to help you harvest your dream trophy. With average horn length of goats being harvested in our draw units measuring at 9”, if you are willing to put in the work then there is no reason that you should not return with the experience and animal of a lifetime. We cannot recommend this hunt any highly enough.
Oreamnos americanus is most closely related to the chamois in Europe and the Goral and serow in Asia. He is a unique animal that is one of the most sought after trophies for any true mountain hunter. Although his horns do not rival that of the Ibex, a billy in winter coat is one of the most beautiful sights on the mountain, and seeing the wind rush through his wooly coat will get the sportsman’s adrenaline rushing even more than Ibex’s sweeping nobbed horns.  Due to a large part of the trophy being the cape, we do not arrange hunts for Mountain goat before 1st October.

Goat harvest numbers in Alaska are second only to British Colombia in Canada. Due to the strict harvest laws and tag system in place in the United States, it is necessary to win a lottery in order to draw a permit to hunt a goat in Alaska. It is because of  this draw system that the hunting in Alaska is considerably better value than in neighbouring Canada, where you can expect to be paying 2 – 3 times the price you will pay with us. Entering the draws is a simple process that we will walk you through step by step, or enter on your behalf. The draw is not guaranteed by we enter in areas that not only is the trophy quality good, but where you have good draw odds compared with other states or locations.
A hunt for Mountain Goat is hard, they reside in tough terrain, favouring rocky slopes and Mountain tops. This is a wilderness hunt, requiring a good physical fitness. Sportsmen will be expected to hike considerable distances carrying their equipment, and if necessary their harvested animal.
 A Mountain Goat hunt will push the hunter to his or her limits in some stunning terrain surrounded by unique wildlife. A successful Goat hunt is an experience that you will never forget, and an achievement that you can be proud of.

The two biggest obstacles for the hunter on this Goat hunt are his or her own physical fitness, and the weather. Alaska is known for its changing and unpredictable weather and Kodiak Island is reknowned for being beautiful, but wet, so please be prepared for rain.


There is also an option to harvest Sitka blacktail Deer on this hunt, with Kodiak being one of the few locations in the USA that you can harvest one.



For some of the best Rocky Mountain Goat hunting in Alaska, contact Real Big 5 on
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