Hunting the species
Named for Catalina Island off the coast of California, these goats are the descendants of Spanish Goat brought the island while exploring the Americas. Catalinas are mostly found in black, brown, reddish-brown, or white. Most male and female goats of this breed have beards and their outer hair is course. The stunning horns of this species need a special mention as they make an impressive trophy. Male Catalina goats have large, wide horns that grow up and back from the head in large twists. The horns can grow to be 20 to 30 inches tall and spread up to 30 to 40 inches. Catalina goats reside in hot and dry areas and primarily survive on grasses and leaves. They do not need a lot of water to survive. They are not the fastest but do spook easily. They can disappear in a matter of seconds, so a hunter needs to be quick and alert. Since Catalina is so challenging to hunt, this makes it even more popular among trophy hunters.
The Catalina Goat have adapted to the South Texas brush country and thrive in the dense vegetation. Hunting will be done Safari style, Spot and stalk and from blinds over feeding areas. Rifle selection should be 7mm upwards as much like the Hybrid Ibex, these goats are known to be tough.
Shoulder Height: 28-30 inches
Weight: 130-275 pounds
Year Round with the rut taking place in the Fall
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