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Shawn and Zach Dorr's merry band of pack goats offer wilderness adventures for all

Shawn and Zach Dorr's merry band of pack goats offer wilderness adventures for all

Who in the world wants to go on a mountain excursion with a bunch of pack goats? Chances are you do, but you just might not know it yet. The father-and-son team of Shawn and Zach Dorr want to change that.

Pack goats contain multitudes. At any number of recent events in town, most recently the WyoGives block party at Big Lost Meadery, people could walk up to a small transportable pen set up by the Dorrs and pet the affectionate and attention-seeking goats like they were at a petting zoo.

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Zach Dorr leads one of his younger pack goats across his property south of Gillette. Zach and his dad are starting a new guide service called Big Horn Mountain Pack Goats, where they lead customers into the wilderness while the pack goats do all the heavy lifting.

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Shawn Dorr is swarmed by goats as he dishes out an evening snack on the farm July 15.

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One of the Dorr family’s young pack goats grazes on Zach Dorr’s property south of Gillette. The goat is training to be used on future mountain expeditions.

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Zach Dorr loves on his pack goats on his property south of Gillette the evening of July 15.

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Shawn Dorr sets up a training saddle for young goats to become accustomed to carrying weight on their back July 15.

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Zach Dorr gives one of his goats a head scratch while spending time with his herd at his home south of Gillette July 15.

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Goats closely follow Shawn Dorr during an afternoon walk around the property south of Gillette July 15.

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