The mountains were steep and tough to navigate. Even with fresh legs and light packs. Lon was determined. It was obviously apparent how much it meant to him to get a ram. He had no thought of not following me, if it meant a chance at a ram.
B.C’s goat population, though not studied heavily, is estimated at approximately 50’000 animals—half of the world population. The remaining goats in North America are spread out across the western United States, Alaska, Yukon Territory, and the Northwest Territories. If the mountains of British Columbia are the kingdom of the mountain goat, then surely the Coast Range is their stronghold.
When it comes to training gear, the most important variable I consider is versatility. If I can find a piece of gear, equipment, or a nutritional supplement or product that’s as valuable for training as it is for hunting, I’m a happy customer.
On this show, Adam is joined by Steve Opat, a true International Man of Mystery, with the beard to prove it, and a hell of a great dude.
Steve is a Field Editor with us at the Journal of Mountain Hunting, calls Alaska home, and spends a ton of time in the field. Overall, this guy is one of the most passionate hunters and writers you’ll ever have the good fortune of spending time with.
In this quick hit gear-focused episode, Adam reviews and shares his favorite training gear from 2018. If you like versatile gear, train outdoors or at home (or would like to start doing so), you’ll want to listen to this one.
They had no way of knowing the role they would play in the population of their species throughout the region, but those first sheep, along with the ranchers and eventually hunters who helped facilitate them, set the groundwork for what would later become a thriving business for landowners and hunting guides in West Texas. There’s a lot going on in that 8×12 oak frame.
As we made our way down, two wolves were howling in the valley below. It was really eerie to hear the howls echo in the valley as we marched my trophy off the mountain, but it certainly added to the moment.