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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2021, 11:11:07 PM »
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Are those the roots of the tree or the tree themselves? Looks like it'll be a tough drag getting your goat out with those rocks.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #41 on: September 17, 2021, 11:25:29 PM »
Great pix, I am glad you got out on the hunt. Glad your’e being selective on your take, I know to many that will take anything they see.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2021, 12:10:23 AM »
 Part of the hunt learning the games habits and habitat, meet the heard and then decide  8)
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2021, 03:30:40 AM »
Just filled my gun, picked out the clothing and got the backpack ready
Planning to get to the valley by 8 tomorrow morning, no point getting there to early since goats take awhile to get going :)
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2021, 03:33:19 AM »
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Are those the roots of the tree or the tree themselves? Looks like it'll be a tough drag getting your goat out with those rocks.

These are the roots of Banyan trees, the tree is on the top of the ridge and roots come all the way down to the valley floor,
I've seen some in very high cliffs come down for as much as 200 feet, probably more.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2021, 07:12:07 PM »
I had a great hunt yesterday,
heard goats up on the ridges, not as much as last time but still plenty but never got eyes on them, never made contact.

Will give this place a couple weeks off and next time I will go for an afternoon/evening hunt, also will wait for a day with more wind too.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #46 on: September 25, 2021, 07:37:51 AM »
Looking forward to reading about the hunt in a couple weeks! And yes, those roots are something to behold!
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #47 on: October 19, 2021, 08:11:13 PM »
Awful quiet in here.
Any updates Manny?
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #48 on: October 20, 2021, 01:24:46 PM »
Sorry, my life is a bit upside down,

Can't shoot. test guns, check zeros,.....no real time to hunt, need to take care of things, have to work more and still not able to make ends meet.
Not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel at the moment, might get a window this weekend but not sure.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #49 on: October 20, 2021, 05:38:39 PM »
That's tough brother. I hope your time and financial situations improve soon. I think we can all relate to some extent.

Hang in there bro. Always remember that nothing lasts forever, not even the bad times. We just gotta keep on keeping on.

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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #50 on: October 20, 2021, 10:18:00 PM »
Thanks for checking in brother. No rush, we're here either way and thoughts are with you.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #51 on: October 21, 2021, 02:08:34 PM »
Thanks fellas,

one way or an other things will change,
we even considering a move to Europe, the fact that 2 full time working adults are not able to find a place to rent is pretty sad,
we have a few months to think about this, in the meantime this place we are staying I can't even let one round off so it chills everything down :(
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #52 on: November 09, 2021, 12:50:51 AM »
Spent the afternoon/evening in the goat valley and hear absolutely no sound,

I'll go back hunting there at the crack of dawn seems more productive.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #53 on: November 09, 2021, 05:21:32 PM »
Too bad, but not totally unexpected.
Goats will graze over a very large area. They will be here this morning, and 3 miles away by nightfall, nibbling and frolicking all the way along.

Might want to brush up on your tracking skills bro. Or maybe use a drone.
Best of luck.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #54 on: November 11, 2021, 04:39:04 PM »
I found a place where they come down to the valley and go up the opposite ridge, next time will go scout up the 2 ridges to see if it's valuable hunting grounds,
but I expect tall, thick Elefant grass and that makes for unhuntable grounds.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #55 on: November 11, 2021, 07:04:11 PM »
Goats love to eat elephant grass, so if that's the case you may just get lucky still, if you stick to the outer perimeter of the tall grass.
Or even better, find out where they drink. Most goats need to drink a good bit of water to help them digest all that roughage, so they don't stray terribly far from a water source. There's a possibility of less brush at the water source.

Good luck. Keep us posted.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #56 on: November 11, 2021, 10:16:15 PM »
Yeah I see signs of them eating Elephant grass in the valley where is more green and tender, usually tho one on top of ridges is older and more dry.

Either way I love scouting, big part of hunting for me :)
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #57 on: November 15, 2021, 07:07:44 PM »
Staying tuned for scouting updates.
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #58 on: November 28, 2021, 01:12:30 PM »
Been waiting all morning for the rain to let off,...leaving now to give it a shot, hopefully I manage to hear/ see goats today :)
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Re: Goat hunting.
« Reply #59 on: November 28, 2021, 08:03:06 PM »
Well, one more day in the valley and no contact, not to bad not getting visual but like last time I've heard nothing and this is not a good sign at all since goats especially in the morning are really vocal,

I'm starting to think that they vacated the area and probably somewhere else laughing at me thinking " Boy you should have taken the shot when you had the chance, now dream on "   ;D ;D

Still was a great morning in the woods and I actually got to see an Owl,..how cool is that ?
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