Wanted: Goat stalking

PEA

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I’m looking at stalking goats and have done the usual google search but not much have come up.

Has anyone been and has a recommendation for this.

Thanks.
 

VSS

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Do you actually stalk them? Couldn't you just rattle a bucket?
Up here, we stalk them. Zoom in on the pic, and you can just make out the herd on the hillside. Getting within bucket rattling distance would be just as challenging as getting within shooting distance.
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The greatest challenge though is extracting the carcass. Goats defence mechanism is not to run, like deer, but to get themselves into the most inaccessible place possible. Often halfway up a rock face.
Whats the average cost for a day and a trophy?
On the few occasions I've taken a paying client it's been £75 + vat for the outing, plus £75 (no vat) shot fee for a run-of-the-mill animal. The shot fee is payable regardless of whether the carcass is recovered. The client keeps the carcass, including head, at no extra cost.
There are a small number of exceptional males in the herd, and I would charge more if someone were to shoot one of those.
 

London Jaeger

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If memory serves an American woman got in alot of trouble with the press over stalking a goat on Islay and taking a grip-n-grin with the trophy.

Michael Russell, member of the Scottish Parliament for Argyll and Bute, which includes the island in question, said at the time he would raise the hunt with the government "as a matter of urgency" and that ''I would want to see it stopped immediately''. Which was rather ironic as the same Michael Russel had previously personally campaigned for more culling of goats to promote the Scottish Government’s forestry expansion target and to bring more protected sites into favourable condition. Classic SNP clarity on the issue.
 

NullMac

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If memory serves an American woman got in alot of trouble with the press over stalking a goat on Islay and taking a grip-n-grin with the trophy.

Michael Russell, member of the Scottish Parliament for Argyll and Bute, which includes the island in question, said at the time he would raise the hunt with the government "as a matter of urgency" and that ''I would want to see it stopped immediately''. Which was rather ironic as the same Michael Russel had previously personally campaigned for more culling of goats to promote the Scottish Government’s forestry expansion target and to bring more protected sites into favourable condition. Classic SNP clarity on the issue.
and they ignore the fact the tart had paid to shoot a domestic sheep
 

London Jaeger

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and they ignore the fact the tart had paid to shoot a domestic sheep
I think there was also a significantly less respectful and poor taste photo taken with the goat than a basic grip-n-gin with the American huntress but I have not seen it myself. Thankfully I do not belive the British press got hold of that.
 

pendle

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Up here, we stalk them. Zoom in on the pic, and you can just make out the herd on the hillside. Getting within bucket rattling distance would be just as challenging as getting within shooting distance.
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The greatest challenge though is extracting the carcass. Goats defence mechanism is not to run, like deer, but to get themselves into the most inaccessible place possible. Often halfway up a rock face.

On the few occasions I've taken a paying client it's been £75 + vat for the outing, plus £75 (no vat) shot fee for a run-of-the-mill animal. The shot fee is payable regardless of whether the carcass is recovered. The client keeps the carcass, including head, at no extra cost.
There are a small number of exceptional males in the herd, and I would charge more if someone were to shoot one of those.


One of VSS goats
 

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