Vessel-based mountain goat hunts in Alaska’s Prince William Sound
Alaska mountain goat hunting is the pinnacle of mountain hunting and the best deal in big game right now! Alaska is the only state in the U.S. with guaranteed mountain goat tags, so come get your long-haired billy!
This vessel-based hunt out of Valdez, Alaska, takes you to some of the most incredible landscapes in the world, the coastal mountains of Prince William Sound, where trophy quality mountain goats are plentiful. What makes this goat hunt so special is the hair quality, the lack of elevation (usually 300-4400 ft) and the sheer number of quality billies. Most of our clients harvest with only one day at higher elevations. Get More Information »
What to expect when Alaska mountain goat hunting
Goats are typically glassed above the treeline from the saltwater (usually from a skiff), then a stalk is formulated. It is rough, rugged, absolutely beautiful terrain. A 3,500′ + vertical climb is required in some situations, so physical fitness and leg / knee strength are requirements for success.
This is a 1×1, fully guided hunt.
Success rates on these goat hunts have been at 100% most years.
Although this is a guaranteed “over-the-counter” tag, the mountain goat hunts in this unit are regulated by a limited quota registration so the hunter pressure is always low, which keeps the trophy quality high. Trophy mountain goats usually measure between 8.5″-10.5″ with some record book billies. These goats have hair quality that is unsurpassed anywhere in the country!
Alaska Mountain Goat Hunting Season:
Mountain goat hunting in Alaska takes place September through October, upon a Federal Special Use Permit.
ALASKA MOUNTAIN GOAT HUNTING
License and Tags:
Mountain goat tags and Alaska hunting licenses are over the counter. You can purchase them online prior to your trip or once you get there with the help of your guide or outfitter.
You can also combo mountain goat hunts with Sea Ducks & Divers such as; Harlequin, Scoters, Oldsquaw, Mergansers, & Goldeneye! Other combo options include; Black Bear, Sitka Blacktail Deer, & Silver Salmon. If you would like to discuss this hunt please inquire here.
Most hunters fly to Anchorage, Alaska and then catch a flight to Valdez where the outfitter will meet you for your hunt.
ABOUT MOUNTAIN GOAT HUNTS
Hunt in Style from the Outfitters’ Yacht:
Transportation and accommodations for these coastal mountain goat hunts are based out of the outfitters’ boat. Skiffs are 20’ and the boat is 53 x 17. Sleeping arrangements are bunk style, and there is a shower on board. The meals are just basic home cooking, but if you tell the Outfitter prior to your hunt what you prefer, he will get what you request within reason. Expect to eat lots and lots of fresh seafood such as Halibut, Rockfish, and Shrimp that you catch during your trip.
Expect to eat lots and lots of fresh seafood such as Halibut, Rockfish, and Shrimp that you catch during your trip.
I've been on a lot of hunts over the past years, and can honestly say this one of my best trips to date! With animals in every direction, the hardest decision was figuring out which Goat we were going after.
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I’ve been on a lot of hunts over the past years, and can honestly say this one of my best trips to date! With animals in every direction, the hardest decision was figuring out which Goat we were going after. That is a true rarity these days. I can’t wait to go back to hunt […]
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“Trophy Mountain Goats in this area typically range between 8.5″-10.5″ with some record book Billies available. These Goats have hair quality that is unsurpassed anywhere in the country! Most years, we enjoy 100% success.”