Cabinet Mountains Wilderness goat

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Went in with a bit of snow on the ground and it looked like a storm was coming. Just hoped we could see in there.

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Hopes were high if it stayed like this.

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Not for long. Got camp set up and it rolled in. Wind came up and started blowing snow.

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Woke up to this. Ten inches of new snow and no visibility and it wasn't going to change soon.

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Came back in a couple days later hoping we could finally see a bit better. It wasn't bad, but there were long periods where you could not see 50-100 yards. Still had a great time.


Saw a pine martin which was pretty neat. No goats this week. Hope my buddy makes it back before he gets snowed out completely. I was hoping to see a big old muley buck back there! Sure beautiful and rugged country.

David
 
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6mm Remington

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Here are some more photos.

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Better a couple days later.

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Tough seeing goats when it kept us in the clouds. Still had a great time. Wish we could have seen some.
 

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Awesome photos 6mm, but sorry to hear about the poor visibility. That's the trouble with hunting critters in the high country I guess...there can be animals everywhere, but if you can't see them its awfully hard to hunt. How long is your tag open? Good luck on your goat and hope for better weather the next time around. Stay safe out there!!
 
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Thanks Becca. My friends tag goes to the end of November so he has the time as long as he can still get back there.
 

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Awesome stuff!! I know that neck of the woods well and looks familiar to my first week across the Clark Fork!!! That isn't up around Lake Wanless is it? Good luck on the hunt come November, the weather has to get better!!!!!
 

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Keep at it. I got mine back in 1992 on Nov. 12th in crotch deep snow in the Mission Mtn Wilderness. All my other trips except one in September were low to no visability.
 
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Awesome stuff!! I know that neck of the woods well and looks familiar to my first week across the Clark Fork!!! That isn't up around Lake Wanless is it? Good luck on the hunt come November, the weather has to get better!!!!!

Close, really close to it!
 
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