The Goat Guy: Filson Sheds Light on the Grit of Pack Goats

Marc Warnke isn’t just a guy who owns goats. He’s the goat guy.

Owning pack goats isn’t just something that is a casual part of someone’s life. Often, it becomes their life. That is the case with the owner of Top End Adventures, Marc Warnke.

Filson follows Marc into the wilderness and allows him to tell his story of his passion for pack goats, his lifestyle, and the true grit and ability of these amazing animals.

From packing in gear to packing out wild game from a backcountry hunt, pack goats are capable of so much more than people give them credit for. Marc’s genuine emotional connection to his animals is undeniable.

“I can tell you — goats have grit. They literally have grit. I’ve seen them do things they couldn’t believe they could do to stay with the herd and then, like, celebrate it. I’ve felt that from them before.”

Runtime: 5 minutes

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Rachelle Schrute

As a fifth-generation Montanan, Rachelle Schrute comes from a long line of western hunters and anglers. Born in western Montana, she spent countless days chasing mountain elk and mountain trout with her family. She is heavily involved in Montana's conservation and wildlife management practices and has served in leadership roles within multiple conservation organizations. Rachelle is a certified Wilderness First Responder, and often spends her summers as a Wilderness Guide in Yellowstone National Park. When not gear testing or writing, you can likely find her hunting, hiking, fishing, and cooking wild game with her two children.

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