DWR to hold annual mountain goat viewing event

Published: Wednesday, July 24 2013 1:10 p.m. MDT

A single male goat stands watch as a small group rest in the afternoon sun.

Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

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BEAVER — The Division of Wildlife Resources will host its annual Goat Watch on the Tushar Mountains east of Beaver.

Participants could see as many as 100 mountain goats and may not need binoculars to see them, according to the DWR. In past viewing events, goats have gotten as close as 35 feet to those in the viewing party.

If binoculars or spotting scopes are needed, the DWR will have some that people can borrow. Those who have their own viewing equipment are advised to bring it.

The free event will be held Aug. 3. The trip will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the convenience store at the bottom of Exit 109 off I-15. Participants should also bring water, a hat, a jacket and a sack lunch.

For more information about the goat watching event, call the DWR’s Southern Region office at 435-865-6100.

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