My first Alaska mountain goat taken August 12, 1966. I was actually sheep hunting.
August 13th 1966
(L to R) Chuck Berry, Gary Watkins and Phil Sun on my first goat hunting adventure. So long ago.
My First Goat With a Bow
Goat pictured with my Kodiak Magmum 42# bow. I used wooden arrows.
My first Bow kill
Took this 8 1/2" billy goat with a Bear Kodiak Magnum 42# recurve bow with wood arrows back in 1970. It was my 1st night to sleep out without a sleeping bag. Not a fun night.
Packing Out In The Old Days
I had just started to get some decent gear. Kenai Mountains.
Kenai Mountains Coming Home
I did two week-end goat hunts a year. Up-graded my gear and hunted in white coveralls for my goat and sheep hunts.
My First 9" Billy
This was my fourth goat taken in the Gulch Creek drainage.
2nd P&Y Billy Goat
A 9" Billy that scored 46 P&Y taken in September 1971 in the Kenai Mountains. Shot him at 12 yards and spent another night out without my sleeping bag. Bad habit.
Here I am slipping down on a goat from the ridge between Walker Creek and Falls Creek. The ridge was great because you were always above them.
A photo of a billy goat in Walker Creek.
Russ with the only goat that we harvested on a bad weather weekend goat hunt.
The Swinging Bridge at Gulch Creek
I'm crossing the swinging bridge that I used on all of my Gulch Creek goat and black bear hunts.
Another Successful Goat Hunt
We were coming out of Walker Creek after I killed my second goat with a bow. (L to R) Bobby Butler, myself, Russ Langston and Harold Spurgeon.
Coming Home in Gulch Creek
Returning from another Goat hunt from Walker Creek on the Kenai Peninsula. (L to R) Dick Roberts, Hance Clayton, Dick Cleveland and myself.
In the old days we stacked up rocks in four corners and pulled a piece of visqueen over them and rocked down the sides. We used this one in mid September and came back early October and had to dig it out. Rough & tough back then.
Marvin Buckley, Bobby Butler and Earl Boucher all took goats on this weekend hunt in the Kenai Mts. We were all in the Air Force at that time. I continued to hunt for "Big Billies."
This was Earl's second goat taken in the Trail Creek Glacier area back in '81. We spent that night out above a cliff without our sleeping bags.
Mike Herbert with his 9 1/2" Billy
Mike took his nice Billy on one of our weekend hunts. He was a friend and one of my good hunting partners. This was the largest horned goat that we harvested.
Mike Herbert & Earl Boucher
They both took goats that weekend. Both were good friend and hunting partners.
16 year old Bryan Cooper
Bryan's father wanted me to take his son on a goat hunt. Bryan killed his 9 1/4" Billy in the Kenai Mountains on another weekend hunt.
Bryan, age 16, climbing a chute we used to access the mountain. This was his first hunt.
Lyle with a 9 1/2" Nanny goat. This was Lyle's first goat hunt.
Trail Creek Glacier
Goat hunting in the Trail Creek Glacier area.
Charles with a nice Billy taken in the Trail Creek Glacier area.
Don with his first Billy goat back in the early 80's.
Another Great Goat Hunt
My friends (L to R) Lyle Thompson, Don Dietz, me and Charles James on a great weekend hunt for goats in '78. We walked down the railroad tracks from upper Trail Lake to Grand View and hunted that area.
I took this photo while bow hunting goats in the Trail Creek Glacier area. Could have shot him easy.
Scottie Bailey with a Goat he took with my pistol.
Scottie had left his shells at home so I told him he could use my .357 Colt Python. He shot the goat at 8 yards. We were setting together above this 8 3/4" Billy and I handed him my pistol. Exciting!!!
Mike Dobransky Wrangell Mts.
Mike killed a beautiful 9"billy with Brent and I the 1st year AAA Alaskan Outfitters was in business.
Phil Alward with a 9 6/8" Billy
Phil killed the biggest goat AAA Alaskan Outfitters has ever taken. It broke 3" off the left horn and still scored 49 B&C points. Goat fell about 1000' off a cliff. Too bad it fell, a hazard when goat hunting.
Jim Cabela in 1986
Jim took this nice 9" billy with us the year after Cabela's started booking hunters. His goat fell 3000' and turned everything into goat burger. Brent sewed for days and made horns for the mount.
George with the horns of his 9" "Billy." The goat fell over 1500' off a cliff and ended up in Canyon Creek. It broke over 2"off the right horn.
Tim Orton and me with his 9" goat. See the story "The Orton's."
Carroll holding the horns of his 9" "Billy." It took me a extra day to recover the goat. I had to come up from the bottom in another chute to get him. The skull was split into from the fall.
Les with his 9" Billy taken in the Wrangell Mountains. Dan and I guided him on the goat portion of his four specie hunt.
My grandson Nathan on his first goat hunt.
My Grandson Nathan Juliussen
Nate with his 1st goat. It was a 8 1/2" billy. We spotted it from the Seward Highway and was back to the truck in 4 1/2 hours. What a hard but fun day. God is good.
Nathan's First Goat
Nathan and his dad with Nate's first goat.
Wet and Tired
Nathan and I have just climbed 1500' through wet alder, devil's club and much more on a very steep hillside.