The Story of Healing a Broken Leg on my Pack Goat

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Healing a Pack Goats Broken Leg Let me start out by saying I am not an expert on pack goats. I do not pretend to be. Knowing how to fix a pack goats broken leg was a process led by my vet and good intuition.  What I do have personal experience in is sport injuries.  […]

Pack Goat Conditioning and Weight Bearing Timeline

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Pack Goat Conditioning Pack Goat conditioning is a “new science” and I’m going to share with you what I have found to works best.  I’ve noticed as new people are coming into this wonderful lifestyle/pastime that they are pushing their goats younger and younger. I wanted to build a timeline that could be followed of […]

Training your Pack Goat Kid. Everything Your Pack Goat Will Need to Learn Year One.

Training your pack goat kid

Training your Pack Goat Kid This article’s intent will be to teach you everything you need to know about training your pack goat in their first year.  It will start from when you get them home and they are still bottle feeding and finish with training them on the trail when they are yearlings.  I […]

Hunting with Pack Goats and Strategy

Hunting with Pack Goats

 Hunting with Pack Goats Hunting with pack goats can be an incredibly effective way to hunt. You just need a good game plan on how to go about it and the advantages will outweigh the disadvantages. I’m going to go into detail on hunting tactics as well as camping and “goat management” equipment that you’ll […]

Podcast on “All Things Pack Goats”

All Things Pack Goats

All Things Pack Goats In this podcast “All Things Pack Goats”, the host of “Finding Back Country” interviews Marc Warnke on many topics about packing with goats.  They talk about everything from pack goat gear, training, hunting strategies and so on.  They also discuss the topic of the difference between goats and llamas as pack […]

How to Bone Out Elk for Pack Goats

How to Bone Out Elk for Pack Goats

How to Bone Out an Elk for Pack Goats This video shows how Marc butchers elk;  bone out elk for pack goats to be packed in pack goat panniers.  See the details of the how’s and why’s that make the job simple through this video. This process is the best and easiest way to pack […]

Hunting Elk with Pack Goats – “Elkville II”

Elkville III In this video Marc Warnke and his buddies harvest 3 6×6 bulls in 4 days.  The bulls were located in different parts of that location. Also, the bulls were taken on three separate mornings over 9 miles in from the trail head.  This trio get’s it done on public land filling freezers with […]

Plan Your Pack Goat String…Build it Like You Would a Football Team

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Plan your Pack Goat String This plan your pack goat string article is going to go in depth, coaching you how to plan your pack goat string. I get asked a lot about what breed is best for a pack goat. My answer is always the same. Build and plan your string to be like […]

How to Set Up Your Campsite With Pack Goats

Pack Goat Gear

Setting a Campsite with Pack Goats How you set your campsite with pack goats in the back country is very important. Not only for your comfort and ease, but also your goat’s safety. It’s also critical to the impact on the camp area itself.  Some things that need to be considered before you set your […]

How to Haul Pack Goats

How to haul pack goats

How to Haul Pack Goats For more information on transporting goats and things to consider for the best goat hauler, check out this article. When you are planning how to haul pack goats there are several things to consider.  There’s something people don’t realize about what happens to pack goats in the back of your […]

How to Cross Water With Pack Goats

How to cross water with pack goats

How to Cross Water with Pack Goats  I get asked all the time how to cross water with pack goats. Training a pack goat to cross water is very easy when done correctly. There are a couple of things to consider before we dive in, so let’s discuss those first. Your goat’s safety must be […]

What You Need To Know About Spreading Out Pack Goat Ages

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What You Need to Know about Spreading Out Pack Goat Ages Building a good string of pack goats takes years so it’s important to strategize pack goat ages.  You have to start with babies and you won’t be putting full loads on them until they are 4 years old. Also, plan on them slowing down […]

Training Pack Goats: A Complete How To

Training Pack Goats

General Principles of Training Pack Goats This article is going to show you everything you need to know about training pack goats. Training pack goats is reasonably easy and goats are very smart and pick up new information very quickly.  The goal of this article will be to help you handle 95% of all issues. […]

Goat Hauler

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Goat Hauler Hauling pack goats in your truck requires a well thought out goat hauler.  It needs to have good ventilation but not be blasting wind on them when you are driving down the freeway.  In this video, you will see two different designs, one you could likely build yourself and another that I can […]

How To Weigh Pack Goats

How to weigh pack goats

How to Weigh Pack Goats How to weigh pack goats is a crucial skill to know. In this video I talk about the importance of weighing your pack goat and having a scale. I also talk about how to make a nervous goat do what you want and have it go well using patience and […]

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Loading Goats

Loading Goats for Transport There is more to loading goats than it seems.  Pack goats have a pecking order and goats need to be loaded with that order in consideration.  Always put the most submissive in first and the most aggressive last.  Also, if you have a goat that has trouble loading use the one […]

Birth of a Bowhunter (Hunting Bears with Pack Goats)

hunting bears with pack goats

  Watch as Jaken Warnke is hunting bears with Pack Goats in this film titled “Birth of a Bowhunter”.  This is his first ever animal to harvest with a bow…truly magical. In this video you will see such a neat moment captured on film…I can’t wait to share this with you.  Jaken is 11 years […]

Goats and Bighorn Sheep: Packgoats ARE NOT a hazard to Bighorn Sheep

Pack Goats and Bighorn Sheep

The purpose of this article is to clear up the confusion that is rampant in the minds of many people regarding the supposed hazard to Bighorn Sheep represented by Packgoats, and also to directly address two of the main articles that have been circulated mitigating against Packgoat use over the years.