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Official: 'Goat man' in Utah mountains is hunter

3 years ago July 24, 2012 Jul 24, 2012 Tuesday, July 24 2012 Tuesday, July 24, 2012 11:26:36 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

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 57-year-old hunter from Southern California.

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.

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