Spring Bear Hunt – Part II

Bear hunting is all about figuring out what bears like to eat, finding their food source, and waiting for the bears to show up. Bears eat whatever is nutritious and abundant at the time, so the food sources keep changing month to month. We glassed and glassed the green hillsides and valleys, looking for bears. …

Spring Bear Hunt – Part I

Spring is a new beginning and with that comes another chance to chase brother bear around the countryside. Me and my buddy, Brandon, did just that over the Memorial Day weekend. We love the Hells Canyon country on the border between Oregon and Idaho and spring bear season gives us an excuse to hike in …

Training Hike

Packgoats get out of shape just like we do. Mine spend the winter in the barn being lazy while me and my dog, Banjo, are out chasing ducks and geese. It’s spring now and time for all of us to get back in shape, so I decided to check out the Elk Mountain trail, off …

Are You The Alpha In The Herd?

Before you get grandiose visions of man and goat happily wandering around the pasture or leisurely hiking down the trail in peaceful harmony, it’s important to understand that goats are competitive and ambitious. I know, when you drive by and see them lazily chewing their cud, goats seem docile and complacent, but like all herd …

Goat Myth #1: “They Can Eat Anything”

Let me start by saying that technically, goats can eat just about anything.  Goats have almost no tastebuds, so they can eat things that many other animals won’t touch.  However, goats really shouldn’t eat just anything and definitely shouldn’t be left to eat “whatever is around”.  I know dogs that eat socks.  Makes no sense …

GoatHunter (it’s not what you think…)

In my case, GoatHunter means “hunts with packgoats”.  About five years ago, I got really tired of carrying my entire camp on my back, so I searched for a better way.  I like to bowhunt elk in the backcountry, where there’s no roads and only those trails made by the animals themselves.  I needed a …