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1. A domesticated ruminant mammal (Capra hircus) having backward curving horns and a beard especially in the male, raised for its wool, milk, and meat.
2. Any of various wild ruminant mammals of the genus Capra and related genera, including the ibexes and the wild goat (C. aegagrus) of Eurasia.

goat′ish adj.



a small, horned ruminant used for milk, and angora and kashmir fibers. A variety of the species Capra hircus which also includes the wild goat. Common breeds of dairy goats are anglo-nubian, british alpine, saanen, toggenburg. Common indigenous goats, e.g. boer, are usually dual or even multipurpose.

goat deodorizing
performed on the bucks by removing an area of skin from medially and posteriorly to the horns. The scent is contained in sebaceous cells in areas of wrinkled, folded and hairless skin. There is another lesser smell in the urine of the buck.
goat doe mastitis
see Table 16.
goat louse
damaliniacaprae, biting louse; linognathusstenopsis, sucking louse.
goat plague
peste des petits ruminants.
goat pox
see goatpox.
Rocky Mountain goat
is really a goat-antelope, with a shaggy white coat and black horns.
goat sheep hybrids
matings between the species are often fertile to the extent that an embryo is conceived but it invariably dies by about 60 days of pregnancy.
wild goat
there are many genera of wild goats including ibex, steinbok and the true wild goat, Capra hircus, the progenitor of the domestic goat.
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Also as in Yukon, southernmost guide territories also have small populations of Rocky Mountain goats.
A century ago the Rocky Mountain goat was considered a greater prize than the then more plentiful bighorn sheep.
If you can draw a tag for bighorn, desert bighorn, or Rocky Mountain goat anywhere in the Lower 48, then you have millions of acres of public land available to you.
They will join a population of at least 40 others -the original Rocky Mountain goats or their offspring from the first reintroduction in the Central Oregon Cascades back in 2010.
Oregon: Application deadline for controlled hunts for buck rifle, youth deer, bull elk rifle, antlerless elk rifle, youth elk, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, Rocky Mountain goat, May 15.
Seven world records are announced in this edition: grizzly bear, Roosevelt's elk, tule elk, nontypical Coues whitetail, mountain caribou, barren ground caribou and Rocky Mountain goat.
Today is the last day to enter the drawings for Oregon's limited-entry deer, elk, black bear, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain goat hunts.
Raffle tickets offered include hard-to-get tags for bighorn sheep, Rocky mountain goat and pronghorn, in addition to unique deer- and elk-hunting opportunities.
To be raffled off in 2006 are several special tags with extended seasons, including: statewide combination deer and elk, statewide deer, statewide elk, northeast Oregon deer, southeast Oregon deer, central Oregon deer, northeast Oregon elk, central/southeast Oregon elk, western Oregon elk, bighorn sheep, Rocky Mountain goat, and pronghorn.
Meanwhile, Oregon's fledgling effort to re-establish the Rocky Mountain goat in Oregon is gaining steam.
The influential Oregon Hunters Association is calling for several changes in the wolf plan, which it says are necessary to prevent the wolf - once it becomes established in Oregon - from "locally extirpating elk and deer herds" and from preying on the state's limited Bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain goat herds.
A total of 131,954 controlled tags for fall deer, elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain goats were approved by the ODFW Commission last week at a meeting in Tigard.

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