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2019 Willard Peak Goat Count

Lyle Hebel

2019 Willard Peak Goat Count

Join us July 9th and 10th for a survey of the Willard Peak mountain goat herd. Focus will be on the area between Inspiration Point and Ben Lomand Peak.  Participants will need to hike several miles over difficult terrain. Survey will start at first light from multiple locations. Those unable to join for the full survey may be assigned a glassing location at bottom of mountain. Quality optics are strongly suggested for all participants.  Join us for a few days on top the Wasatch Front. We will kick off the survey with a brief meeting Monday July 8th to discuss project goals and search areas....


2019 Crazy Mountains Goat Count

Lyle Hebel

2019 Crazy Mountains Goat Count

This August 3-4 we will again be hosting a great volunteer project in the Crazy Mountains. This is our 4th annual project in this iconic mountain range. Last year, one of our volunteers, Brett Barron, sadly lost his life on this project. Please help us memorialize Brett's sacrifice in the name of conservation by joining us for a successful 2019 goat count. Join us for a weekend on top the Crazy Mountains. We will kick off the survey with a Friday afternoon meeting at Stone Glacier where Regional Biologist, Karen Loveless, will explain project goals and search areas. To sign up for this project, please...


2019 Bridger Mountains Goat Survey

Peter Muennich

2019 Bridger Mountains Goat Survey

This July 27-28 we will be hosting a great volunteer project in Bozeman's backyard. The Bridger mountains offer some of the most consistent and accessible mountain goat sightings in North America. This local herd also boasts some of the largest goats in Montana!  Join us for a weekend on top the Bridger Mountains. We will kick off the survey with a Friday afternoon meeting at Stone Glacier where Regional Biologist, Julie Cunningham, will explain project goals and search areas. To sign up for this project, please contact Pete Muennich at peter@goatalliance.org       


2019 Idaho Goat Count - GMU 22/18

Lyle Hebel

2019 Idaho Goat Count - GMU 22/18

This August 9-11 we will be headed into Idaho's GMU 22/18 to try to figure out where the goats that winter at Hell's Canyon Reservoir spend their summer. There is a possibility that the hunt boundary needs to be adjusted or tags redistributed depending upon what this survey discovers. Join us for a great backcountry survey in Idaho!  To sign up for this project, please contact Tyler Wicks at tylerwicks@gmail.com "What I don’t have a good feel for is where exactly those go in the summer. Do they stay in 22 or do some of them go into 18? What proportion are available...


2019 Black Hills Goat Count

Peter Muennich

2019 Black Hills Goat Count

The robust goat population of South Dakota is currently estimated over 100 animals and currently offers two special-draw hunting permits annually. For years now, the RMGA has surveyed this population and assisted in the return of the hunting opportunities in 2015.  April 26-28 marks our sixth annual mountain goat survey in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Complimentary campsites will again be available for all RMGA volunteers at the State Game Lodge campground in Custer State Park of route 16A.  We will have a volunteer meeting each morning at 8am as well as a BBQ each evening at the campground. Volunteers will split...