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Hello from flatland IL - smittles - 07-16-2020


My name is Phil Smith and I live in central Illinois(unfortunately).  I was hiking in Colorado a few years ago and learned about pack goats from a fella we met on trail near Red Rocks.  

My wife and I love animals of all types, but due to parental obligations and other life circumstances we only have 4 cats at present.  I am an Iraq war veteran and the camaraderie of this community is very attractive to me both for myself, and for potentially helping disabled veterans go on hunts that they may not be able to go on otherwise.

I have limited experience with livestock, but have grown up working both on farms, and in our family business.  I have several connections that I have reached out to about helping with their goats to get some experience as I plan out my entry into actually owning animals.  

I look forward to getting to know more about packing and all that comes along with it!


RE: Hello from flatland IL - Nanno - 07-16-2020

Welcome!! Packgoats are wonderful animals and a wonderful way to experience the outdoors. I hope you are able to realize your dreams and have your own goats one day soon.

RE: Hello from flatland IL - Taffy - 07-17-2020

Welcome! Snake Mountain Pack Goats in AR is working with veterans. Here is their website:

RE: Hello from flatland IL - Charlie Horse - 07-17-2020

Hello from the deserts of Central Utah. There are a few flat spots around here. In fact, I'm pushing to have the next pack goat "rendy" in Utah in one of the unique environments we have here... In the Salt Flats!

RE: Hello from flatland IL - Taffy - 07-17-2020

Now Charlie Horse, don't pick on the guy before he gets to know you! Tongue