Kodiak Mountain Goat RG480

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My wife decided that for my 40th birthday she wants to go with me on a mountain goat hunt. Out of the blue this was her offer, I love hunting with my wife and this will be a blast.

I'm turning 37 this month so I've got time to research and book this, but my first question is about the 2 goat limit on Kodiak in RG480. I would be looking at booking 2021 or 2022.

Does anyone know of an outfitter that will let you shoot two goats on this hunt?

From what I can tell is that I would need two buy two permits and it should be legal to harvest two. Am I missing anything?

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I've compiled a list of outfitters for Kodiak that have been suggested on here before. Would one of these over the other be a better experience for my wife?

In my mind for this hunt I want to fly into an alpine like and hike out from there each day. That is the hunt I've had pictured in my head for a few years. It doesn't have to be in RG480 by any means I just want to understand all of my options.

Rohrer ($8500)- Goat Hunting - Rohrer Bear CampRohrer Bear Camp
Cole Kramer (?) - Adventure Mountain Hunts - Cole Kramer, Guide - Kodiak Alaska
Rick Hoskins ($7900) - MOUNTAIN GOAT HUNTS - Hunt Alaska outfitters
Rogue Expedition ($9500) - Alaska Mountain Goat Hunting
Horstman's ($8500) - Mountain Goat Hunting Guide in Alaska Outfitter Guided Alaskan goat hunts
 

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Dick Rohrer. Call him or his boys Sam and tell them what you want and see what they say. Hands down that’s the number I would call. I’ve guided that island for 20 years. Those guys are straight shooters and run a good operation.
 
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Dick Rohrer. Call him or his boys Sam and tell them what you want and see what they say. Hands down that’s the number I would call. I’ve guided that island for 20 years. Those guys are straight shooters and run a good operation.
Thank you Jake. I was hoping you would reply. I will call Dick and see what he suggest.
 

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Trying to get back into the forum scene. Life’s a little different for me now.
 
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I’m on my mobile and don’t see how to send you a PM. Are you going to DSC in a couple of weeks? Cole will be there.
No I'll be in an Oryx hunt in NM. My buddy drew a tag.

No rush. Just when you get a chance.

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No I'll be in an Oryx hunt in NM. My buddy drew a tag.

No rush. Just when you get a chance.

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Curious if you chose an outfitter and if you are still going in a non draw unit? I am in the beginning stages of trying to choose between goat/deer on Kodiak or goat/moose in BC.
 
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I just reached out to Cole Kramer. I haven't heard back but I'm sure he's still hunting

Unfortunately it looks like most of the outfitters have gone up about $1K since I posted this. To me that seems like a steep jump over 1 years time. I'm assuming this is just an supply and demand situation but a 11+% price increase in 1 year is more than the cost of inflation.

Has something changed on Kodiak forcing outfitters to increase their fees? Any know of a young hungry outfitter/guide that is still charging $7K for this hunt?

Rohrer ($8500) is now $9500
Cole Kramer (?) anyone know what Cole charges?
Rick Hoskins ($7900) is now $8400
Rogue Expedition ($9500) still $9500
Horstman's ($8500) is now $10000
 
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Andrew, I know Jeremy at rogue is on the higher end but he’s a solid dude Andrew runs a top notch outfit!
I'm sure they are all good guys. They have solid reputations but for that price I would rather save a few more and go sheep hunting.
 

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No, that’s a draw zone, Kiluda/Ugak Bay.
Wow, and 476 is one of the least desirable areas, on Kodiak, for a draw tag. The #'s aren't all that high in that area and the access isn't all that great. Access is mainly from the salt via boat or plane (there's only a couple alpine lakes big enough to get a beaver into), which makes for some major bush whacking. Typically 50% of draw tags up here are actually used, and of the 30 tags that were given out for 476 in 2018, 15 were actually hunted and only 7 goats were killed. Less than 50% harvest rate. $13K for a goat hunt in DG476, absolutely no thanks!
 
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Wow, and 476 is one of the least desirable areas, on Kodiak, for a draw tag. The #'s aren't all that high in that area and the access isn't all that great. Access is mainly from the salt via boat or plane (there's only a couple alpine lakes big enough to get a beaver into), which makes for some major bush whacking. Typically 50% of draw tags up here are actually used, and of the 30 tags that were given out for 476 in 2018, 15 were actually hunted and only 7 goats were killed. Less than 50% harvest rate. $13K for a goat hunt in DG476, absolutely no thanks!
Nice to hear some AK locals can't make sense of it either.
 
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