Goat Man speaks!

Goat Man, the fellow I posted about Monday who was photographed in a goat suit hanging with a herd in Ogden, Utah, has come forward. The man called the Division of Wildlife Resources and said he was simply preparing for an archery hunt of Canadian mountain goats next year.


“He found out about Utah and that it was fairly easy to get close to the goats to (train) to get a clean harvest shot with archery equipment,” (Division of Wildlife Resources rep Phil) Douglass said.

The man told Douglass he has hunted in several foreign countries, including Mongolia.

The man said the goat costume was made out of a hooded painter’s suit, the kind that is readily available for purchase in home repair stores. He outfitted the suit with Polarfleece to give it the appearance of fur and wore a hat backward, pulling the brim down to his chin to look like a billy goat’s beard, Douglass said.

"'Goat man' comes forward"


  1. So if there were -two- well-disguised goat guys whose goal was to skewer goats…

    (remember! we’re keeping all references to goatse to an absolute minimum on this thread)

    1. Are you implying that they might find two goatse-esque hunters in the wilds of Utah or Canada  impaled on eachother’s shafts?

    1.  You’re right.  He shouldn’t shoot the goats.  It would be much more amusing to tase them. (Insert evil laugh.)

    1.  Yeah, I genuinely afraid this guy was preying on innocent she-goats, seductively purring lines like “Hey, I’ve got some good grass, wanna come back to my crag?”

  2. “wore a hat backward, pulling the brim down to his chin to look like a billy goat’s beard” – I can’t figure out how on earth he could get the brim to his chin without the hat obscuring his entire face and blinding him.  Can someone explain this for me?

    1.  That didn’t make any sense to me, either.
      Also, both the male and female goats have beards, not just “billy goats”.

    2. Although this might make him look more like a fencer than a goat if he pulls it down to his chin.

  3. He “found out about Utah”?

    I didn’t realise it was supposed to be a secret. Or have I broken the first rule of Utah Club?

  4. At least he is hunting using ancient methods.  Now granted it is a painter’s suit but wearing animal skins to get close to prey goes back to the stone age.

  5. This actually looks fun. As someone who:

    a) lives in Colorado with a ton of mountain goats
    b) loves mountain goats and has always wanted to pet one up in the mountains (NEVER kill)
    c) has too much free time for her own good

    this is just a bit too tempting to me. Good thing I don’t have a car and would need to get a ride, at which point a friend who has more sense than I would talk me out of it.

    1. I should be driving through Colorado next month, let me know if you still need a ride. You can provide the goat costumes.

  6. What in the Hell is he hunting goats for? You might as well hunt sheep.
    Also: Tom Lehrer – The Hunting Song – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfW2tYIn8-Q

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