Episode 31: Charlie Jennings Talks Packgoats and Disease
Packgoats and everything you need to know about them.
Charlie Jennings speaks on everything you might want to know about packgoats.
Marc and Charlie speak about NAPgA (North American Packgoat Association) and the issues that face the organization and people who pack goats. They go into detail on how to get into pack goats, what makes it hard, and the things to consider before you take the leap.
The North American Packgoat Association is an organization started in 1999 that promotes the use of goats as pack animals to assist back country travel. NAPgA is on the front lines protecting your right to use packgoats on public land.
Resources and Selected Links from the Episode:
- Learn more about packgoats at NAPgA.
- The Pack Goat by John Mionczynski
- The Pack Goat (The Pruett Series) by John Mionczynski
- Goat books at Caprine Supply
- Learn more about how the National Forest is considering permanent pack goat bans
- Charlie talks about NAPGA [05:00]
- Charlie talks about the political and public land issues facing pack goats. [10:37]
- Charlie talks about the science of transference of disease to wild sheep populations. [16:25]
- Charlie talks about the importance of bottle feeding pack breeders [31:00]
- Charlie and Marc talk about how to gauge when weight can be put on a new packer. [40:00]
- Charlie talks about renting goats as a way to try it out first. [55:00]
- They talk about feeding goats and the illusion that the “eat everything.” [61:00]
If packgoats interest you, you should check out Marc’s elk hunting video: