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Packing the deer out: Goats earning their hay.

Discussion in 'Behaviors & Handling Techniques - Goats' started by MMWB, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Sep 28, 2016
    MMWB

    MMWB Overrun with beasties

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    The buck.
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    Hercules
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    Bob
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    Earning their keep.
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    My load.
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    Hood ornament...?
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    babsbag

    babsbag Herd Master

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    Nice buck. I have a couple of friends that have packs goats but I don't think any of them hunt. I think you are very smart to put them to good use. :thumbsup
     
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    MMWB

    MMWB Overrun with beasties

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    My back and feet won't put up with packing like I used to. As soon as I make some wool mantis for the panniers (the panniers are too noisy as they are), I'll start hunting with them as well.
     
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    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    pics aren't showing up
     
  5. Sep 29, 2016
    babsbag

    babsbag Herd Master

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    I see the pictures.
     
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    MMWB

    MMWB Overrun with beasties

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    Try now.
     
  7. Sep 29, 2016
    micah wotring

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    Wow, that's a nice rack there! I've researched on pack goats but never really saw a good use. That's a great idea!
     
  8. Sep 29, 2016
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Herd Master

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    Cool! I'd like to give some of my lazy, ungrateful, "bring me more feed" goats a job, LOL!
     
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    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses Loving the herd life

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    That is a seriously well fed deer there...congrats!

    My questions -- do you take the goats back to kill site after or what? Just curious as to how you do the procedure. Update us....we love stories and pics!!

    In countries overseas it was normal for many goats to be used as pack animals and cart animals. Here in USA we are blessed with larger animals for that use & so not the norm for goats. Of course, in many countries sheep & goats have been used for milk, meat and transport for centuries. Donkeys are another animal that is often under utilized here.

    So ----- tell us how you work this out. :caf
     
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    Southern by choice

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    LOVELY! Love how you are using your goats.

    Question though. When you are hunting where are the goats?