Yesterday Newshound covered the story of a mystery man climbing the mountains of Utah dressed in a goat suit. The unidentified man, who donned a painter’s uniform and white fleece, was photographed trying to get close to a herd of wild mountain goats.
It turns out the ‘goatman’ is a 57-year-old bowhunter from California who was field testing a decoy he plans to use on a hunt this fall.
This from the Associated Press…
_”Phil Douglass of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said he received a call Monday from a 57-year-old Southern California hunter who explained he was merely trying out his goat suit in preparation for a mountain goat hunt in Canada next year.
‘He gave me enough details about the area and the situation that it made me feel confident this was him,’ Douglass said Tuesday.
‘In talking to him, I felt he was very knowledgeable, a very experienced hunter. He’s hunted internationally,’ Douglass added. ‘My concern all along was that this person needed to understand the risks, and certainly after talking to him, I felt he was doing the best he could to understand and mitigate those risks … He was simply preparing for a hunt.’ “
Goatman did not break any game laws, faces no charges, and the division of wildlife resources did not release his name.
What do you think Newshound readers, is goatman going too far with this decoy, or is he just a diligent bowhunter? Comment below!