Trip Report: Alaska Mountain Goat Hunt
In this trip report of an Alaska Mountain Goat Hunt, Ben Tibbits tells us his experience out in the Alaska wild and filling his tag. Check out his trip report he submitted to Top End Adventures! Congrats Ben!
Trip Report: Alaska Mountain Goat Hunt Booking Process
Booking was easy with Marc, we discussed the game and style of hunt I was looking to do and what all was going to be involved in making it happen. There is definitely more involved in a hunt than just booking and Marc is very knowledgeable. It was helpful to know about things to look for and what to be ready for prior to the hunt from planning travel to tags, gear and etc.
Logistics and Lodging
Lodging in town on this hunt was great. (We’ll get to the “why” in town part). The outfitter had a more than comfortable cabin rented in town to stay at for the days you were not in the field. In Alaska who knows and the days you are in the field will make you thankful to have a warm dry place to stay. In the field lodging consisted of two man tents and a couple tarps to sit under. You can eat your mountain house meals in the rain, wind or snow or who knows the sun may show up but don’t bet on it. This hunt is a fly in spike camp style hunt above the tree line chasing goats in sheep country. Remember that warm cabin.
Trip Report: Alaska Mountain Goat Hunt Trip Details
Now if the above lodging post didn’t detour you from reading on you’ll love this trip and you will know what goat hunting is all about. It’s an awesome, amazing hunt in some awesome, amazing country with some great guys. Outfitter flies you and all the gear in and you set up camp right where you land and hunt from there. Again it’s goat hunting in Alaska and it’s tough and challenging which I assume like me is why anyone wants to hunt goats. Typically you have target goats spotted from camp and try to make stalks from there. The goat I took was about 4 miles from camp when we started after it. The hiking ranges from pretty easy to using crampons with your lungs and thighs burning. The outfitter was great and is extremely knowledgeable about what you need in that kind of country and honestly the best cub pilot I’ve flown with. He has the talent and ability to get you in places no one else can. You will be rewarded with great scenery and game.
One of the most valuable parts about booking with Top End in my opinion would be the knowledge outside of the hunt as much as about the hunt. The actual hunt is the part most everyone knows the most about, all the stuff surrounding it is the unknown and frustrating for most hunters such as securing tags, flights, best times to go etc. and also setting realistic expectations for what to expect on a hunt. Without a doubt you’ll be hunting with a good outfit no matter where you decide to go or game you decide to chase.
We at Top End Adventures are happy Ben filled his Alaska Mountain Goat tag and such a positive adventure with the outfitter and our service. Our Alaska Mountain Goat Hunt is with a top-notch outfitter! Thank you for the trip report Ben!