'Goat Man' Is A Hunter: Utah Officials
OGDEN, Utah -- State wildlife officials have identified the man who has been spotted dressed in a goat suit among a herd of wild goats in the mountains of northern Utah.
Phil Douglass of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said Monday the mystery man is a hunter.
Douglass told the Standard-Examiner that the hunter called officials and provided enough information to put their curiosity to rest. Douglass says he didn't ask for a name.
The man told Douglass he was preparing for an archery hunt of mountain goats next year and testing a goat suit. Douglass says the hunter came to Utah because he heard it was easier to get near goats for training.
The man described his suit as a hooded painter's uniform and a fleece.
Last week, conservation officials said that "Goat Man" might be in danger of being shot by hunters or attacked by real goats. But this week, they've changed their tune after Douglass met the man.
"I'm satisfied that this was a person preparing for a hunt and did it with knowledge and experience," Douglass told The Standard. "Hunters do some amazingly creative things to be successful."
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Great report! Thank you very much. You are a great reporter. Fair and non-biased. That is more then we can say about some paid writers for the media! You report the facts and what you saw. I appreciate that very much!
Some guys might be opposed to Tebow for the reason you stated. but many are opposed to him because they are Sanchez fanatics first, last and always rather then Jets fans. Heck these types are opposed to McElroy as well! I dare not bring up the religious angle at this point.
In response to C Mart's questions:
- Maybe since Ellard was older he was more laid back and let things slide.
But Lal is much younger probably hungrier and more attentive to detail.
There was never a teaching period were he wasn't harping on a technical
- When it rained for over an hour of practice I had to take cover under
the stands so I didn't get my normal view. So I didn't see a ton of reps
for Sapp, Steed & Dowtin. Hopefully there's no rain Sunday and I'll focus
on more of the roster
since I didn't mention it earlier today
... thank you for the camp notes, this year and every year.
Great write up as always. I look forward to reading tomorrows updates.
Thank you KRL :)
I have been high on Ellis Lankster since last pre-season and was scratching my head when they cut him for final cuts last pre-season (even though he eventually was re-signed).
Glad to hear he is playing well again, hopefully he'll stick on the final 53 man roster this year.
Just a shout out to KRL this is my first year here, but I can see why everyone looks forward to your observations. You can add me to your fan following as well. A few of the so called " pro's" might learn a thing or two from you about good reporting. Keep up the great work and thank you.