2022 Colorado Mountain Goat

SwaggyD

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Saturday night I was out with my wife on date night when I got what I figured was a prank call from a Colorado phone number. This fine gentleman, @Oak, told me that I was the winner of the 2022 Statewide Mountain Goat tag from the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society. After I called that number back to verify that it wasn't a prank, the excitement started to set in. Now, this was a very pleasant surprise as I didn't even know I had purchased a ticket for Mountain Goat. I don't even apply for MG in Montana! So this will truly be a once in a lifetime hunt for me. I'm definitely not in MG hunting shape, but working on that started on Monday. I have never put in for MG in Montana and have bought one raffle ticket for a MG tag in my life, and I'm going hunting this fall in Colorado. Not sure how it is so hard for everyone to get a MG tag?? (jokes - I realize how lucky I got)

My niece is getting married in Colorado on September 10th, and my family of 4 is flying down on the 7th and returning the 13th. With 2 young children, my wife is making come back at the same time to help her with them (my 2 year old is a monster). Very shortly after that point I will be heading back down to Colorado to try and find a Billy.

BIG thanks again to @Oak and the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society, without him I would not have known about the raffle and never would have bought the ticket.
 

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Oak can steer you towards a unit that is a good fit for your goals re access, horn and hair length, etc. Some units have goats that are not only used to people hiking by but will aggressively seek out people for two things: granola to eat and urine-soaked soil. Other units have spooky goats. Good luck!
 

SwaggyD

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Oak can steer you towards a unit that is a good fit for your goals re access, horn and hair length, etc. Some units have goats that are not only used to people hiking by but will aggressively seek out people for two things: granola to eat and urine-soaked soil. Other units have spooky goats. Good luck!
Thank you!
 

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After I called that number back to verify that it wasn't a prank,

It's true, he did. And he did it while I was leaving a message for another MT resident who had won an optics raffle. So when I saw the MT number while leaving the message, I thought it was the optics guy calling back, promptly hung up, and told the guy on the line he had won an optics raffle. Then he REALLY thought it was a prank. :ROFLMAO:
 

SwaggyD

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Everyone out hunting has me itching to go. I’m hoping to load the crew up from Montana and head south October 5th. Seeing goats killed in Colorado has my adrenaline pumping. Best of luck to everyone. This will be a special year for me.
 

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