Scottish Goats

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  1. Shavesgreen

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    Hi Guys,

    I`ve just got home from a Goat hunt in the scottish mountains and thought you might like to see a few pictures. Enjoy!

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  2. jaeger

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    That's a fine billy there...probably a CIC gold i reckon.
     
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    shavesgreen nice looking goat , is that a suppressor on your rifle?
     
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    Jaeger, I'm not sure on CIC measurements for goats but he was 23-24" horn length.

    Merlin, yes it's a Wildcat Predator 8 model. I wish I had taken it off now before climbing three hours up a mountain!! Great bit of kit though, it allows you to hear a distinct strike and you can tell from the tone where abouts on the animal you hit especially at extended range.
     
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    In the second picture you can see the herd of goats from where I shot, they stayed with the fallen billy until we approached. Anyone care to guess at the distance of the shot? By the way I`m not into long range stuff at all.

    Charly
     
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    Most of the Goat i have stalked have been at the 80 yard mark. They are very tough animals and carry lead well, but a well placed .243 bullet has always done the job for me, though i have taken them with the 30-06 too. Theres quite a bit about Feral Goat shooting in the new publication in my signature.
     
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    Very cool. Horns look ibex like.
     
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    They make a fantastic boiled skull mount on an oblong sheild. Really nice!
     
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    shavesgreen what cal did you use and what make was your gun guess 175m to your goat?
     
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    Merlin,

    It was approx 180m shot with a 30.06 (good guess on range) I was using 150gn federal fusion which did not expand on this shot, I will not use them again but will go back to power shok 150`s.
     
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    Congrats Charly, great looking goat.

    Beautiful looking hillsides there, what no Red stags ?
     
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    Wow, the Scottish goat is absolutely beautiful!!! Congrats, the color of his coat is pretty. Would make a fabulous trophy mount!
     
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    Congrats Charly! Interesting trophy and what a magnificent landscape...
     
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    Thanks for all the kind comments guys! I will take him over to the taxidermist later today so in a few months I`ll post pictures of the mount.
    We did spend time looking for stags as well but no joy on this trip.
     
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    nice billy, :)
     
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    Very nice guys. Opening the eyes to Scotland.
    thanks for the vistas.

    Lighter gear (kit) climbing mountains, YES!
    I can't agree more, next time you'll remember...
     

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