Frank Church Wilderness Goat Survey ID-HD-27-5

Lyle Hebel

Over August 14-16, 2020 we will surveying part of Idaho's goat district 27-5 in an effort to preserve some of the district's hunting opportunity. Spring aerial surveys have produced low counts in the Middle Fork PMU but there is suspicion the goats from 27-5 may spend the spring in neighboring districts and later move into 27-5 during the fall hunting season. In order to maintain hunting opportunity, the population will have to be confirmed via ground surveys.

We need your help! This is a demanding backcountry survey where quality gear and experience are both required. We will be backpacking primarily around Big Baldy Ridge and hopefully Red Ridge if we have enough volunteers. Help us preserve Idaho hunting opportunities and go with us this August. 

If interested in this project, please reach out to RMGA President, Pete Muennich at We will share more details as we get closer to the project dates. Volunteer will meet Thursday August 13th in Yellow Pine, ID for a briefing with Regional Biologist, Nathan Borg. We will divide into search parties and spend the next 3-days surveying the areas goats. 


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