For more information on wildlife viewing, please contact WDFW Wildlife Program.

Phone: 360-902-2515

Found Injured Wildlife?

Contact a local
Wildlife Rehabilitator

For more information contact a WDFW Regional Office

Found Injured Wildlife?

Contact a local
Wildlife Rehabilitator

For more information contact a WDFW Regional Office


Reporting Mountain Goat Encounters

WDFW and the US Forest Service are interested in better understanding the dynamics of mountain goat / human interactions, particularly on popular trails and camping areas. You can help us better serve you, the public, and conserve mountain goats, by providing us this information. Please use a separate form for each encounter you had with mountain goats that you would consider to be a separate one (e.g., in a different place and time, with what may or may not have been different animals).

To learn more about Mountain Goats, see WDFW's Living With Wildlife Mountain Goat Fact Sheet.

If your observation was within one of the National Parks in Washington (Olympia National Park, North Cascades National Park, Mt. Rainier National Park) and you wish to report a mountain goat encounter, please check with the NPS office or website at the park you visited. Do not report your National Park mountain goat encounter here. For mountain goat encounters in Olympic National Park, please obtain an NPS incident form at

Provide You can provide any photos or videos you have taken at the bottom of this form. 

* Denotes a required field

* Date of Observation: / / (mm/dd/yyyy)

* Name of reporting party

Phone number


Observation Location

* GPS Map Instructions: Move the map with your mouse and click on the location of your observation. A red cross will appear on the map wherever you click indicating the location of your observation. You may zoom in to provide a more exact location.

* Zoom to location and click on map to fill in Observation Latitude and Longitude

* These coordinates are based on: Very accurate site GPS reading   Very accurate map reading
  General area GPS reading   General area map reading


* Total number goats observed at this location: 
(If you do not know put "UNK")

Distance to mountain goat(s) when first observed:   yards

* Distance to mountain goat(s) at closest point:   yards

Please indicate any marking on the mountain goat(s) that might allow one to identify it
(e.g., colored paint, obvious deformities): (limit to 250 characters)

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* Did you approach the mountain goat(s)?   Yes No

* Did the mountain goat(s) approach you?   Yes No

Did the mountain goat(s) obtain any salt from the following sources?

Don't Know
Urine on ground
Sweat directly from a person
Sweat on clothing
Sweat on backpack/daypack
Other (please specify):

Did the mountain goat(s) obtain any edible food?   Yes    No    Don't Know

Did you move away from the mountain goats(s)?   Yes No

Were you concerned for your own safety because of the interaction?   Yes No

Additional Comments (limit to 250 characters)

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Provide Media Uploads
Please send us photographs or movies of your observation. No single file may be larger than 8 mb in size.
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avi, mp4, wmv, mov
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Please Note

By submitting your digital media to WDFW, you grant WDFW a royalty-free license to publicly display, reproduce, and use the photographs, movies and audio recordings in any form or media for any and all scientific, editorial or related promotional purposes in perpetuity. However, you will retain the copyright to your digital media. By agreeing to the terms and conditions, you assert the digital media is your original work, does not violate the copyright or any other personal or property right of any third party, and you have obtained any and all releases and permissions necessary for our intended use. You furthermore warrant that you are the parent or legal guardian or have obtained permission from the parent or legal guardian of any minors identifiable in the photograph or movie. WDFW has no control over third-party use of digital media displayed on the WDFW website or social media sites. By checking the "I Agree" box below, you agree that you have read and agree to the following terms and conditions.

* I agree to the terms and conditions: Yes, I agree.


Thank you for your submitting your report!