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World Record Rocky Mountain Goat Approved by Pope & Young

Said the hunter: ‘We knew he was big, but not world-record big.'

World Record Rocky Mountain Goat Approved by Pope & Young

Rosey Roseland’s record Rocky Mountain Goat measured 53 2/8 inches. (Courtesy of Pope & Young Club)

Pope and Young Club announced another world hunting record with the confirmation of a new Rocky Mountain Goat world record.

Rosey Roselands' record goat, shot on Revillagigedo Island in southeast Alaska, on Oct. 3, 2019, scored 53 2/8 inches, surpassing the previous world record shot by Shad Wheeler (Kalum Lake, British Columbia, Feb. 16, 2006, 53 0/8 inches.

Pope and Young convened a Special Panel of Judges in Chatfield, Minn., on Feb. 15 to considered the record. Measurers Steve Ashley of Wisconsin, Bucky Ihlenfeld of Wisconsin, P&Y Director of Records Eli Randall, and Glenn Hisey of Minnesota confirmed the record score.

Earlier this month, P&Y scorers confirmed a world record for a black bear killed in New Jersey.


Roseland said he had been putting in for a limited-draw permit in the area [Ketchikan 005] near his home for about 10 years. It’s an area known for big goats. He and his wife scouted the area in July, and Roseland and his buddy from Montana, Matt Anderson, backpacked into the area before the successful kill.


They spotted the goat bedded down in in the rain and fog, and Roseland said while he saw it was a large goat, he didn’t notice the horns when he shot from 20 yards.

"When we walked up on him, we knew he was big, but not world-record big,” Roseland said in a P&Y news release.

This world-record Rocky Mountain Goat, which will be on display at the P&Y Annual Convention March 26-28 in Virginia, has been entered into the 32nd recording period representing entries accepted into the P&Y Records Program from Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2020.

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Measurers Steve Ashley of Wisconsin, Bucky Ihlenfeld of Wisconsin, P&Y Director of Records Eli Randall, and Glenn Hisey of Minnesota confirmed the record score. (Courtesy of Pope & Young Club)

At the close of every biennial recording period, numerical awards and honorable mentions are awarded to the most outstanding bow-harvested animals in each species category that have been entered during this two-year recording period. New world records are verified and proclaimed, and awards are presented to these outstanding animals during the Pope and Young Club's Biennial Convention and Awards Banquet.


The Pope and Young Club is a non-profit North American bowhunting and wildlife conservation organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of our bowhunting heritage and values and the welfare of wildlife and habitat. The Club also maintains the universally recognized repository for the records and statistics on North American big game animals harvested with a bow and arrow.

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