Alaska Mountain Goat Hunt #OI-PMG1

Hunting Mountain Goats has been one of my lifelong goals. Always thinking such a hunt was just out of my financial bracket, I never thought much of pursuing it. That was until Russ Meyer gave me a call. Knowing that Goats were on my bucket list, Russ got the ball rolling. Before I knew I was on my to Alaska to hunt Mountain Goats.


Vessel Based Mountain Goat Hunts in Alaska

A unique mountain goat hunt in some of the most incredible landscapes in the world, the coastal mountains of Prince William Sound.

This vessel-based mountain goat 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.

Goats are typically glassed above the treeline from the saltwater (usually from a skiff), then the hunter and guide hike in to set up a small spike camp on top of the mountain. 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. After the first day of setting up camp and hiking in. The next several days are used to hunt. Once a quality billy is harvested you and your guide will go back down to the skiff and return to the boat that will serve as your hotel.

*This hunt is extremely limited, but we do have a second Prince William Sound mountain goat option that is every bit as good.

A Very Unique, Mountain Goat Hunt in Alaska’s Prince William Sound

  • 1:1, fully guided hunt.
  • Success rates are 100% most years, but never lower than 95%.
  • 8.5″-10.5″ with some record book billies.
  • September through October.
  • Combo Opportunities – You can combo  with sea ducks & divers such as; harlequin, scoters, oldsquaw, mergansers, and goldeneye! Other combo options include; black bear, and Sitka blacktail deer.
  • 70 pound limit on gear for the fly-in hunts.

More Resources for this Hunt

Castaways is the new addition to the boat fleet! It is our new 53’ live-aboard and is the ultimate hunting platform for Prince William Sound.

Lodging and Accommodations

For the first day or so you will spend the night on “Castaways”, a 53’ live-aboard and is the ultimate hunting platform for Prince William Sound.

Enjoy being in remote bays surrounded by wildlife and having a dry, warm base camp for your hunts.  Castaway’s can sleep 6 hunters comfortably in its 3 private staterooms, along with having 2 full heads.

  • With a full modern kitchen, you will also enjoy some amazing meals while on your hunts, from fresh seafood from the waters of PWS including spot prawns, halibut and Copper River red salmon to steaks on the barbecue.  When you get up from a long night of hunting you can expect a full hunter’s breakfast from home fries, eggs and bacon to pancakes and sausage.
  • In the living area there is plenty of seating to hang out and relax along with a 32’ flat screen TV for watching movies on those days the weather delays hunting.  The whole boat boasts granite countertops and tables, along with leather couches to hang out in.
  • Castaway’s also has a 12.5KW diesel generator below deck allowing us to power a small city if needed.  This allows us to have an amazing heating system inboard and you can expect 70 degree inside temperatures after those long wet days of hunting.  On top of that in the back “drying room” we have 2 chest freezers to freeze your trophy hides and meat, boot dryers, and hanging racks for all your clothes.
  • The best seat on the boat on a sunny day is the front outside couch where you can enjoy some of the most amazing scenery in the world as we cruise out to the hunting spot.
  • After the first day you and your guide will take a skiff to the hunt area where you will hike in and set up a spike camp on top of the mountain where you will spend the night for several days.

Mountain goat at Prince William Sound

Travel Information

Arrival will be in Valdez (VDZ) the day before and after the hunt days.

  • Hunters are welcome to overnight on the boat but many stay in a local hotel so they can get a good shower before and after the hunt.
  • Final trophy prep & expediting can be arranged with Dave Winney of Frontier Taxidermy in Valdez (907-835-5341). 

Mountain Goat Hunting

Gear List

  • Coming soon…

Mountain goat hunting Alaska, where you can Camp in the river bottom and glass for pre-scouted goats. Once your goat is spotted, you will make the climb (hopefully one time) to do your stalk.

Booking Information

Interested in booking this trip? If you have not yet received pricing please request it here, and be sure to reference the trip number at the top of this page. Please note that reservations are not considered finalized until agreed upon deposit is received. This ensures agreed upon dates and current pricing. Quality outfitters are in high demand so let us know right away, as some trips do book years in advance.

This Vessel Based Mountain Goat Hunt Includes:

  • 1×1 Guide
  • Airport pickup
  • Trophy preparation
  • Transportation during hunt
  • Accommodations
    • Vessel sleeping arrangements for the first day are bunk style. There is a shower on board.
    • Mountain/Fly-in hunts: Sleeping in small tents
  • Food (Lots of fresh seafood that you catch yourself)

Not Included:

When you’re ready to book, if you haven’t already ask your Outdoors International Consultant for updated pricing.

If it looks good, your consultant will write up a booking agreement for you. Remember, our service is free to you. There are no added costs.

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