New Colorado Goat Unit- G-18

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Any of the Colorado guys notice this new addition to Goat units, G18? Looks like the area right around Mt. Holy Cross. I thought it was interesting, as I've never even seen a goat in the unit, much less a good population of them. They'll issue one tag for 2015...

Anybody ever seen goats in this area?

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The new unit was originally approved 2012, but because of some internal foot stomping we did not get a license until this year. The population estimate is 15 animals, so hopefully applicants do their due diligence before applying.
 

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I'm a bit surprised they didn't just reassign the northern boundary of G17 to include the area..
 

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I think they want to sustain it as a hunted population, so they did not want all of the G17 hunters shooting them out in that area.
 

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Very interesting, thanks Oak. I've got plans for some hikes in the area this summer and maybe I'll snap a photo or two. To be fair, I didn't really scour the area last summer in search... Spent too much time on the other side of the Interstate!

It'd be funny if a hunter stumbled on a big billy in that area!

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