All rights reserved. Mountain goats are not true goats—but they are close relatives. They are more properly known as goat-antelopes. These surefooted beasts inhabit many of North America's most spectacular alpine environments. They often appear at precipitous heights, from Alaska to the U.
Its closest relatives are the chamois of Europe and the goral and serow of Asia. The domestic goat is not closely related to the mountain goat. WDFW and the U. Forest Service are interested in better understanding the dynamics of interactions between mountain goats and humans, particularly on popular trails and camping areas.
Marco Polo hunting is very physically demanding and hunters need to be experienced mountain hunters. We have some of our own vehicles Toyota Land Cruisers and Western hunting equipment on most hunts. Our partners are reliable and experienced local outfitters who provide local guides, assistants, cooks, vehicles, horses, camps, food, lodging and interpreter one per camp.
The mountain goat Oreamnos americanus , also known as the Rocky Mountain goat , is a hoofed mammal endemic to North America. A subalpine to alpine species, it is a sure-footed climber commonly seen on cliffs and ice. Despite its vernacular name, it is not a member of Capra , the genus that includes all other goats , such as the wild goat , Capra aegagrus , from which the domestic goat is derived. The mountain goat is an even-toed ungulate of the order Artiodactyla and the family Bovidae that includes antelopes , gazelles , and cattle.