A large swath of the high Tetons, including the north and west slopes of the iconic Cathedral Group, will be closed to the public as aerial gunners contracted by the park spend up to a week locating and shooting at the approximately 100 goats.
Dozens of salt-loving mountain goats are coming down from the slopes of western Wyoming to lick up the salt-and-sand mixture that snowplows spread over a highway, leading to collisions with vehicles traversing the icy canyon roadway.
Writer will be relying heavily on his guide in upcoming British Columbia hunt.
“We’ve got a management responsibility to maintain the native species, which is the bighorn sheep.”
Developing proposals to establish goat herds in other Utah ranges where big game species is not native.
(Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)SEATTLE — In 2010, a mountain goat in Olympic National Park gored a 63-year-old hiker and severed an artery. Then the goat stood over the bleeding man and prevented rescuers from tending to the injury. It proved fatal. The tragic, rare goat attack helped rekindle a dormant battle over the peninsula’s mountain goats. In the…
The park’s preferred alternative calls for capturing and relocating goats to national forests in the North Cascade Mountains, where mountain goats are native, and then switching to lethal removal when capturing isn’t possible.