Hunting with goats
Yikes! Thank you for bringing this to our attention! Sounds like there are some rookie goat packers out there who need more/better instruction on backcountry goat management.

If for some reason a hunter must leave their goats unattended in camp, they need to use a portable electric fence. It's not as ideal as leaving a person in camp, but if the goats are fence trained at home then it will keep them from getting hurt in a highline and the fence will protect them from predators and loose dogs. I will repeat that about goats being electric fence trained at home! If they aren't used to an electric fence they will try to jump it, push each other into it, or they may zap themselves and bolt forward instead of back. Electric fencing is something that MUST be trained for at home, and if you take one on the trail you MUST ensure that it is well-grounded and HOT or will not do its job! Even if your goats are afraid to test it because of experience at home, predators and dogs still need to be deterred.

Something I have also done is I've left my goats in their trailer. This only works if you hauled to your base camp of course, but it is a safe and effective way to contain and protect your goats when you can't be with them.

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Hunting with goats - by Stringinit - 09-25-2023, 06:03 AM
RE: Hunting with goats - by Nanno - 09-25-2023, 07:07 AM
RE: Hunting with goats - by Taffy - 10-04-2023, 10:48 AM
RE: Hunting with goats - by Nanno - 10-08-2023, 07:35 AM

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