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How would you protect yourself from Rocky Mountain Goats?

The article you linked to seems to indicate that this is not something you need to worry about very much. Rare and tragic events... ...potentially the first fatal attack by a mountain goat ever ...
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Will a Rocky Mountain Goat attack a person?

While I have not interacted with mountain goats, I used to have a farm with Saanen goats. Goats declare dominance by having the highest position. If they pick high ground and you picker higher ...
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Will a Rocky Mountain Goat attack a person?

The only case I kind find of a human being killed by a mountain goat happened in Olympic National Park in 2010. It seems that attacks extremely rare but have happened. It that particular case the ...
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Where to find Rocky Mountain Goats?

Note: I don't have any experience with mountain goats in particular, but have hunted and tracked wild goats from other species. I am assuming that they are similar. Like all goats, there will be ...
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Why would a Rocky Mountain Goat be making scrapes in the ground?

Because they like it. It feels good, so they do it. Many mammals roll in sand or dirt, presumably to keep parasites away or to help dry themselves after exercise or becoming wet. A sand roll, which ...
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How do they capture Rocky Mountain Goats in order to relocate them?

A recent-ish article in the Seattle Times on moving goats out of Olympic National Park covers the situation pretty well. From a helicopter, the goat is either (1) darted, or (2) directly caught in a ...
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Why would a Rocky Mountain Goat be making scrapes in the ground?

I have observed these, I have seen dogs, goats, cats, wolves, etc scraping the ground. In some cases they sat onto it. In some cases they didn't. Following are cases where it makes sense: Sharpening ...
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Will a Rocky Mountain Goat attack a person?

Thank you for the insight here. I just had an experience today that was very similar. I was walking along a desert wash in a VERY remote area (I was the only human within 10 miles) when all of a ...
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