Mountain Goat

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  • Mt goat Scotchman Peak

    Counting Beasts the Color of Winter

    Panhandle wildlife biologists were in the air counting mountain goats this spring. On May 8th and 9th, we flew helicopter surveys of Units 7 and 9 to see how many of the shaggy white animals we could find.

  • Bighorn Sheep / Photo by Gary Powers

    Moose, goat, and sheep controlled hunt results available online

    Results of the drawings for moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat controlled hunts are now available online.

    Check results

  • Bighorn ram running

    Moose, sheep and goat controlled hunt application deadline approaching

    Hunters, anglers and trappers are also reminded they will see new prices starting May 1 with an additional $5 Access/Depredation fee for resident adults and $10 for nonresident adults when they buy their first annual license.

  • Bull moose in yellow grass

    Apply now for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat hunts

    The application period for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat controlled hunts is now open. Hunters have through April 30 to apply.

    Hunters can apply at any Fish and Game office, license vendor, or use a credit card by telephone or over the Internet. Telephone applications may be made at 1-800-554-8685. Internet users may apply through Fish and Game's website at https://idfg.idaho.gov/licenses. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than April 30.

  • Bighorn Sheep / Photo by Gary Powers

    Moose, sheep and goat rules available soon

    Idaho's 2017 and 2018 moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat seasons and rules booklet arrived from the printer and should be available at Fish and Game offices and license vendors later this week.

    They are available online now at https://idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/rules.

  • Moose, southwest region, near McCall

    Here's a sneak peak at the new moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat rules

    Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Jan. 26 adopted new rules and seasons for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat for the 2017-18 hunting seasons. 

  • Snow Peak

    Snow Peak WMA Trail Work Proposed

    Snow Peak Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a great place for backcountry hunting and angling, but it’s gotten pretty difficult to travel the trails.  Over the past decade, many of the trails have become inaccessible due to downed trees and overgrown brush.  Several severe windstorms in recent years have increased the number of downed trees across the trails.  Although some trail improvements were accomplished last summer, there is a lot of work left to do.  Current conditions make it difficult for people to access Snow Peak for horseback riding, fishing, big game hunting, huckleberry picki

  • Public meeting for moose, sheep, and mountain goat season proposals (Lewison)

    Idaho Fish and Game wants to hear from hunters on proposed changes to moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat seasons for 2017 and 2018.

    Fish and Game will host open houses where those interested can visit with local wildlife biologists about the proposals and provided their comments. 

  • IDFG Scoping For 2017-2018 Moose, Goat And Sheep Hunting Seasons

    IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG) is in the process of scoping the public as they undertake setting seasons for trophy species (moose, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep) for 2017- 2018.  The public will have the opportunity to discuss with biologists their season suggestions at an open house scheduled for Monday, December 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Upper Snake Scoping For 2017-2018 Moose, Goat And Sheep Hunting Seasons

    IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG) is in the process of scoping the public as they undertake setting seasons for trophy species (moose, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep) for 2017- 2018.  The public will have the opportunity to discuss with biologists their season suggestions at an open house scheduled for Monday, December 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Upper Snake Region Office, 4279 Commerce Circle, in Idaho Falls.

Mountain Goat

Oreamnos americanus

IDAPA Classification: Big Game
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