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Colorado Mountain Goat Hunts

Since 1984 AEI Guide and Outfitter has been guiding mountain goat hunters through the high country of Colorado for the ultimate encounter with these rugged trophy animals. Let AEI Outfitter guide you on an adventure and experience of a lifetime chasing goats above treeline in some of the most breathtaking landscapes to be found anywhere! Our guides spend the necessary time prior to your Colorado mountain goat hunting adventure to scout areas. We will have a great working knowledge of goats in various basins and a hunt plan in place once you arrive. 

Our mountain goat hunts are 4-day, fully-guided adventures that take place in Colorado goat units G-2 and G-3. Your accomodations include comfortable cabins with all the amenities. A professional chef will cook you hearty meals to keep your body fueled up for your epic adventure.

Our shot opportunity on Colorado mountain goats is 100% and our harvest rate is 95%. 

Colorado Mountain Goat Hunts

Colorado Mountain Goat Hunts

AEI Outfitter's Base Camp is located 10,000 feet above sea level in the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains just 45 miles northeast of Gunnison, Colorado. With the impressive Continental Divide as our back yard, AEI Outfitter is positioned underneath prime mountain goat habitat. Our mountain goat areas are in the Collegiate Peaks mountain range to the north and east. 

Mountain Goat habitat ranges from 11,000 feet to more than 13,000 feet in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area and surrounding mountains. The Goat areas we hunt are Colorado Game Management Units G-3 and G-2. AEI Outfitter operates under a special use permit from the United States Forest Service in the Gunnison National Forest.

Depending on where we have pre scouted and located the mountain goats, we will usually hike into a base camp that has already been set up close to prime mountain goat habitat the day before the hunt. Our alpine camps are simple but comfortable and effective with a lightweight teepee style tent, cots and small wood stove. In some camp basins, we can actually glass right from the tent. Pack-in and pack-out assistance is included with our hunts as needed. 

Colorado Preference Points for Goats

There are no over-the-counter mountain goat tags in Colorado (or most of the lower 48 for that matter). Mountain goats are managed very carefully in Colorado. Due to the limited number of goats in the state, there are strict quota limitations. Consequently, someone wanting to hunt mountain goats must have a number of Colorado Mt. Goat preference points in order to draw the tag.

Colorado does not even allow you in the lottery to draw a tag until you have 3 preference points. Once you have 3 points, you have a chance at drawing the G-2 or G-3 Mountain goat tag (even though it is minimal); however, most hunters are not drawing a tag until acquiring around 8+ points. If you are serious about drawing a goat tag in Colorado, start putting in ASAP and acquire those points and start applying. 

Guided Mountain Goat Hunting Rates:

  • 1x1, 4-Day Guided Mountain Goat Hunt: Call for pricing and availability. 

*All hunts require a deposit of 1/2 the total cost of the hunt unless reserving a hunt beyond the current year. All deposits for future hunts beyond the current upcoming year are 1/3 the total hunt cost.  The deposit is non-refundable unless extraneous circumstances are approved by outfitter or if the hunter does not draw the tag applied for.

*Gratuity and license cost not included in hunt price. 

*Gratuity is not mandatory but is an industry standard and MUCH appreciated! 

Recommended Gratuity - Guides: 5%-15% of Hunt Cost, Support Staff/Packout Crew: $25 p/p, Head Chef: $50-$75, Asst. Chef: $25-$50.

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