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Bow hunter eyes mountain goat record


September 24, 2020

Photo courtesy of Kaleb Baird

A nanny nurses her kid on the upper end of Ernest Sound. Kaleb Baird said he saw close to 30 mountain goats during the course of his hunt.

For Kaleb Baird, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to be able to hunt a billy from a secluded rocky mountain goat herd on the Cleveland Peninsula earlier this month. The hunt had been closed for about 16 years and only two tags were given out through a lottery system. About 150 people put their name in the hat for a chance to hunt the covenant herd and Baird's name was drawn.

Now he is looking at a chance to set the record for the largest mountain goat taken down by a bow and arrow.

"I'm just the guy who was lucky enough to draw the tag and have the opportunity," said Baird. "To be...

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