A medium-sized animal with a short, slab-sided body, humped shoulders and a long, narrow head. The shaggy coat is white or yellowish-white (vanilla) in color, with long underwool, and longer guard hairs that form a stiff mane on the neck and rump, and pantaloons on the thighs. Both sexes have a beard. The legs are long and heavy, and the large hoofs have rubbery pads in the center for sure footing on rock. Black scent glands are located behind the horns in both sexes. Both males and females grow short, sharp, black horns. The horns of the female are slimmer, straighter, and less divergent at the tips than those of the male, and can be longer as well.
Also called Rocky Mountain goat, a poor name because the bulk of its population is found west of the Rocky Mountains. The name “mountain goat” is also misleading because, biologically, it is not a true goat; it is a member of the Rupicaprini tribe-the goat-antelopes-whose members are more primitive than true goats. They include the chamois of Europe and the Middle East, and the serows and gorals of Asia.
Terry Schulist took this number 10 goat in 1997 near Dease Lake, BC. It measures 33 5/8″
James Nordmark bagged this number 10 goat in 2006 near Mirror Lake, AK with Primo Expeditions. it measures 33 5/8″.
Brian Davis took this number 10 goat in 1994 in the Kootenay Mts., BC with the help of Don Wolfenden of Beaverfoot Lodge. It measures 33 5/8″.
The number 9 spot is held by Lynn K. Herbert with this goat taken in 1989 in Southeast Alaska. It measures 33 6/8″.
Dr. George Angello Jr. took this number 8 goat in Meehaus Mts., BC in 1988 with guide Bruce Creyke. It measures 33 7/8″.
William Garroutte took his number 7 goat in Hat Point, Oregon in 2012 with Barker Trophy Hunts. It measures 34 1/8″.
Shad Wheeler used a bow to take this number 7 ranked goat in Terrace, BC with Bob Milligan in 2006. It measures 34 1/8″.
A.C. Smid took this number 6 goat in 2008 in Terrace, BC with the help of Bob Milligan. It measures 34 2/8″.
Ted Fowler bagged the number 4 goat in Keremeos, BC with Ashnola Guide Outfitters. It measures 34 7/8″.
This number 3 goat was taken by Ross Groben in Cleveland Pen, Alaska with Primo Expeditions in 2001. It measures 35″
Dennis Gaines bagged this goat in 1991 in Keremeos BC with Clarence Schneider of Ashnola Guide Outfitters. It measures 35″.
Alvin Adams took this number 2 goat in Keremeos BC in 2013 with guide Darrell Schneider. It measures 35 1/8″
Troy Sheldon holds the number 1 spot with this big guy taken in 2011 in Stikine River BC. It measures 35 7/8″