Great video using pack goats for elk hunting.

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Just be conscious guys that bringing feral goats into the high country can/could be problematic for Bighorn sheep if you're hunting in areas where they may range.
 

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Good stuff! I've watched some of his other videos previously. He knows pack goats. I was convinced last summer that I was going to go with Alpines, but didn't. I'm a little concerned with how close I need to stay to them to make certain they aren't harmed, but maybe it's no different than llamas. A cat, wolf, or bear could probably have their way with either, especially while tied up
 
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Just be conscious guys that bringing feral goats into the high country can/could be problematic for Bighorn sheep if you're hunting in areas where they may range.

I have read just about everything I can get my hands on about this. Lots of finger pointing from the sheep people with very little facts. Here is a good read.

https://packgoats.com/packgoats-bighorn-sheep/
 

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I have read just about everything I can get my hands on about this. Lots of finger pointing from the sheep people with very little facts. Here is a good read.

https://packgoats.com/packgoats-bighorn-sheep/
Thanks for posting that, it has been part of the reason I've been reluctant to jump into goats. Part of this article also brings up the common sense side of bringing domesticated animals into areas with wild animals.

NAPgA UNIVERSALLY TEACHES AND EXPECTS THAT ALL GOATPACKERS

MUST be diligent in implementing Best Management Practices such as—

High lining your goats at night, and have your goats under control at all times at the Annual Rondy.
  • Worm your goats regularly.
  • Know your animal’s health status before entering the backcountry. Get a Health Certificate.
  • Only take healthy goats into the backcountry and STAY COMPLETELY AWAY from Bighorn Sheep.
  • Consider bells on the collars so you know where your goats are when hiking.
 

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Say what you want to say about it. It just doesn't make sense to bring potential hazards into the high country. It is well known that domestic sheep and goats are hell on NATIVE bighorn sheep populations. So Like I said, cool as it may be, bringing goats into the high country where sheep live is putting wild sheep at risk. Is it worth it? You be the judge.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5462392/



Conclusions/Significance
M. ovipneumoniae strains carried by domestic goats were transmitted to comingled bighorn sheep, triggering development of pneumonia. However, the severity of the disease was markedly milder than that seen in similar experiments with domestic sheep strains of the bacterium.


Notice the link below, they just don't mention "Domestic sheep" but "Domestic Sheep and Goats"

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5385708.pdf
 
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