Goats live in some of the steepest country you can imagine. You really cannot tell from the photos just how steep this country is, but look carefully at the photo of the goat and me. Notice the rocks piled up in front of the goat's belly. Those were placed there to help keep it from sliding farther down the mountain. With the first shot (I hit the goat above the knee and below the thigh on its left hind leg), the goat did a head first dive off a 50 foot cliff. It hit the bottom and barrel rolled another 300 yards down the slope. It slammed into a rock! I mean WHAM! The rock was the only thing that kept it from going another 600 yards down the mountain. I throw my binocs on it. Unbelievably, the goat was still alive after the fall! It raised its head. She was weaving and bobbing like she had just come off a super fast merry go round. She moved down the hill and bedded down. I tried several times to get close enough for a second shot. It was just too steep and too rocky for that to happen. There was literally nothing on which you could firmly plant your feet.
Thanks Rowdy, "Sharing" is what it's about for me. And thank you everyone else!
Dave, I was 2.83 miles from Boswell Gulch. Do you remember? It was where you saw that monster bull when you were here!
Edited by iamyourhuckleberry, 12 September 2007 - 01:01 PM.