Steve Stone has appeared on this blog with several trophies taken during trips out West, including a super moose he shot last fall in British Columbia and a nice pronghorn in Colorado the year before.
Stone was back in BC this fall, this time chasing mountain goats. He shot this 9.5-inch billy at a range of 235 yards. Wrote stone of the hunt: “We were laying prone and waiting to shoot this Billy when he stood up. Then after an hour of laying there the majority of the herd of 25 goats started walking our way and got within 5 yards blocking the shot on the Billy we wanted to harvest. My guide stood up and ran the herd off and they ran towards the bedded Billy. He stood up then I squared him on the shoulder with a 160 NP from a 7MM Mag. He wobbled a bit then fell off a 800′ embankment all the way to the creek in the bottom. It took us another 2 hours to get up the creek to him.”
The way Stone ended his email will tell you a little bit about the preparation (not just $$$) needed before embarking on a hunt like this. Reported Stone: “I guess it is time to get in the whitetail woods since I have yet to get out any since I was spending all my free time jogging Mill Mountain and Dragon’s Tooth over the last 8 weeks to get in shape for this hunt.”