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Offline Nomadic Pirate

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Goat hunting.
« on: August 26, 2021, 01:58:48 PM »
I used to bowhunt this valley way before I ever got into airguns so it has to be 17-18 years ago.

I heard a couple years ago that now the area has Spanish goat in it.

Yesterday I had my first chance of going to scout the valley,....it changed so much since last time I was there, like most valleys do around here even in short time spans.

Anyway, at 12:15 I got into a nice heard, then 20 minutes later I saw 3 more goats and I even got into 2 small hogs at around 1:30.

Hopefully in the near future I'll find sometime to go hunt there,...it should be fun  ;D
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2021, 05:22:12 PM »
How big are those goats Manny? I'm wondering what will be your weapon of choice? Do they taste as good BBQ as the goats on the mainland?  ;)
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2021, 05:55:49 PM »
How big are those goats Manny? I'm wondering what will be your weapon of choice? Do they taste as good BBQ as the goats on the mainland?  ;)

The old males get pretty big, I will be bringing one of my REX .357 goats are easier to take down than pigs with the body shot
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2021, 06:02:55 PM »
Mmmmmmm tacos de cabra.  ;D
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2021, 07:45:01 PM »
Was just fine tuning my zero on the REX .357 Mini-Carbine shooting the Matts bullets 158gr Hollowpoint at 25 Yards.

She is the gun of choice for this hunt.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2021, 09:33:35 PM »
Nice find brother. Hoping you can bag a goat. Just a few quick insights.
When dispatching goats, the meat of the older animals can be rather tough, and more than a little gamey. So if harvesting older animals, they taste better in stews and curries and such other slow cooking methods. In curry, spicy with hot peppers and coconut milk is best.

Best of luck with the new hunt on your old stomping grounds brother.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2021, 07:15:40 PM »
Yeah, that is a dilemma,

......go for a big, shaggy, big horned Billy or a tasty little one ?
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2021, 10:27:01 PM »
Following with mouthwatering enthusiasm.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2021, 09:41:13 PM »
Yeah, that is a dilemma,

......go for a big, shaggy, big horned Billy or a tasty little one ?

I know right  :D
I suggest a smaller more tasty specimen. There won't be as much meat, but it makes up for that with flavor and tenderness and shorter cooking times.
But if you do opt for a big billy, I highly recommend you try it in a West Indian style curry.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2021, 10:04:08 PM »
Could always compromise and take a old doe. More tender than the Billy and bigger than the youngling. Also will take a non breeding animal out of the heard, providing more food for the breeding does and younglings.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2021, 10:39:40 PM »
Yeah, that is a dilemma,

......go for a big, shaggy, big horned Billy or a tasty little one ?

I know right  :D
I suggest a smaller more tasty specimen. There won't be as much meat, but it makes up for that with flavor and tenderness and shorter cooking times.
But if you do opt for a big billy, I highly recommend you try it in a West Indian style curry.

Hmmm... pressure cook with West Indian curry?
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2021, 01:06:18 PM »
I guess the decision will be made in the field, in the heat of the moment.

I might be able to swing it Thursday,....it will be great to see goats in action such a different type of hunting compared to hogs.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2021, 05:08:45 PM »
Good luck Manny. I hope you bag one.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2021, 11:10:15 PM »
I guess the decision will be made in the field, in the heat of the moment.

I might be able to swing it Thursday,....it will be great to see goats in action such a different type of hunting compared to hogs.

Looking forward to following this story.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2021, 03:52:15 AM »
Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to go today, Saturday I have to go get my weekly test so I don't have to take the vaccine,...Sunday is my next window, hopefully I manage to go.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2021, 06:40:51 AM »
May the wind cooperate and your aim hold true. I'd wish you luck but you don't need it, you're an apex hunter.   
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2021, 10:22:14 AM »
The smaller ones are easier to get home. Plus if the quicker you run out of meat the sooner you get to go and get more.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2021, 12:45:10 PM »
The smaller ones are easier to get home. Plus if the quicker you run out of meat the sooner you get to go and get more.

:) :) :) I like your philosophy
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2021, 12:46:26 PM »
May the wind cooperate and your aim hold true. I'd wish you luck but you don't need it, you're an apex hunter.   

Thanks, I think this is gonna be a lot of fun,.....looking forward to hunt that valley.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2021, 12:53:31 PM »
So out of curiosity, what breed are the goats?
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