Come experience an epic, remote, back country mountain hunt not far south of the Yukon border in northern BC’s rugged, but beautiful interior. Most renowned for the excellent Grizzly, Moose and Mountain goat hunting, but Elk and opportunities at species such as Stone Sheep, Mountain Caribou, Wolves and Black Bear are also available. Resembling a safari style hunt, consider pre-purchasing tags for several species, nearly all of which have overlapping seasons. Different species can be harvested in place, or in addition to your primary quarry for a $3500 trophy fee. Stone Sheep and Grizzly hunt base rates are well priced, with harvest fees in place only being applicable upon successful harvest.
Nestled in the headwaters of the Omineca Mountains of north-central British Columbia, this very experienced family-run operation purchased exclusive guiding rights in regions that offer some of the densest populations of mountain goats and trophy Canadian moose in North America. 2012 represented their inaugural year as owners/outfitters and proved to be a very successful first year. Much of this exclusive guide area has not been hunted in more than five years and the trophy quality is great. Hunters here will experience a true wilderness adventure for some of the best British Columbia mountain goat hunting, moose hunting, and bear hunting to be found.
Trophy Mountain Goat & Combo Hunts in Northern BC
10-Day 2×1 Mountain Hunts Starting at $7,900
~ High success rates for trophy Mountain Goats with one of two experienced, premier outfitters
~ Options to swap Goat for Moose, Elk or Mtn Caribou OR $3,500 trophy fee + tag for combos
~ Specific hunts or combo options also exist for Grizzly Bear, Stone Sheep, Black Bear & Wolf
~ 10-day all-inclusive horseback & backpack style hunt in beautiful, remote Alpine country
~ Charter flights depart from Prince George ($650) or Smithers, BC ($1,200) – not included
~ All inclusive (+ charter) – limited availability – booking Aug into Oct 2016 & 2017
British Columbia offers incredible locations for mountain goat hunting: wild, pristine mountain lakes that can only be reached by plane, surrounded by slopes heavily populated by trophy-class billies. For those who enjoy hunting the north, this is paradise.
Mountain goats make beautiful trophies. Both billies and nannies have nearly pure-white coats, beards, and curved black horns. Billies are larger, standing about three feet tall at the shoulder and weighing up to 300 pounds.
Because both sexes look so similar, it’s often difficult to identify whether a given animal is a billy or a nanny. Our guides are practiced experts at identifying the sex of the target, but since this is a major concern on any mountain goat hunt, many hunters like to be able to see the difference for themselves. After all, in order to allow the species to continue reproducing quickly and to get the best trophies, it’s important to know how to figure out which is which.
One of the major indications of gender is horn shape: the horns of a billy are thick at the base and grow close together, while those of a nannie are thinner and spread more widely apart. The horns of males gradually arch backwards, resulting in a greater overall curve by the end. A female’s horns are mostly straight, but end in a sharp, sudden curve, similar to the chisel end of a crowbar. Trophy-length horns on a male are about 9-10½ inches long.
A surefire way to identify sex during a mountain goat hunt is to observe urination: a male will stretch, while a female will squat. If you are unsure about your target, this is the best way to ensure that you’re bagging a billy.
In some areas, British Columbia’s mountain goat hunting season lasts from August through October, but the best hunting is done from mid-August to mid-September. Hunts usually last six days.
Goat hunts must be done at high altitudes, generally at heights of over 5,000 feet. Many mountain goats can be found much closer to sea level, but these are almost always nannies and kids. The biggest males are found at the highest altitudes.
These are spot-and-stalk hunts, generally done by searching mountains from nearby hills until a prize billy is spotted, then ascending in pursuit. People who are physically fit have the highest chance of succeeding, as this can require a significant amount of hiking. It can be a challenge, but the experience is well worth it.
Call today or click on one of the hunts above and let us know what type of Mountain Goat hunting experience you are looking for. We’ll send you information on opportunities that match your goals. Our experienced outfitters are second to none and we’re happy to share personal experiences with you.