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Old 02-14-2017, 05:38 AM
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...in the Canadian Rockies. I am so blessed,when I go away and then come home it is if I am seeing these mountains for the first time and I have been looking at them all my life. We have our struggles of course, large herds of elk live here and trample our fences and get into are hay all winter.A spike elk speared one of the horses the other day and it almost bled to death.
The weather can be severe and we presently have about 3' of snow in our pasture, but I believe tough weather creates interesting folks and we have some dandys around here. Rodeo,hunting and ranching help to stir the pot a little too.
British Columbia offers a wide variety of species and sub species.Canada and Shiras moose, Rocky Mountain and Roosevelt elk, Coastal Grizzly and interior Grizzly and Black bear, Stone's,Dall and Bighorn Sheep ,both California and Rocky , Mountain goat and Whitetail,blacktail and mule deer , a couple types of Caribou and for the houndsman the,mountain lion.
Most of us have Grizzly problems in the spring, these bears routinely tear into our chicken houses, their primary quarry in the spring are the Elk calves and these are calved out around our places.If folks want see a bear this is an excellent time for this.
My hunting is strictly horseback,solitary and I usually take a second along as a packhorse. It is done in the highlands,preferring the country where Bighorn rams reside,always seeking the old battered loner ram that is simply to miserable to live with the rest.
As far as dangerous game goes,I consider mountain goat it,many times you go up in the rocks after them and the vertical landscape can strand you ,always take a length of rope in your pack! If you hunt goats regularly you will have some stories to tell. Grizzlies are hunted if you are drawn.
Anyways this is how we live here,close to the land and game animals.Cheers
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Interesting Read, Well Done I enjoyed it!!
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:15 AM
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Great story. Thanks for sharing.
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mountain goats are one of my very favorite animals. I have only shot a dozen in 50 years of hunting them in Cascades and Western Montana, but have been with many others to help them. Great stories, good friends and I had 3 of the hides tanned for my boys.
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Hi Old guide, and yeah,mountain goat hunters are different for sure. They are one of my favorite game animals and we hunt them every year.They are so unusual and stick to vertical rock ,unbelievably.
It is a strong tasting meat,tough as **** and cooks will tell you" boil goat meat with a rock and when finished eat the rock (it be more tender)
Goats are numerous here and most outfitter combo hunts include a mountain goat, so a and outfitter usually sells a elk,mule deer and goat hunt.
Shooting one takes some planning , many will take a 300' plunge or hang up on a ledge and of course you gotta go up and retrieve them...it can be pretty frightening.
I am sure I am not telling you anything you don't know already.
A Bighorn Sheep could never go where these animals easily travel and a mountain sheep is very good in the rocks.I am very fortunate to hunt both species and at times I can see them (with optics) from my kitchen.
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