Montana /mɒnˈtænə/ is a state in the Western region of the United States. Its northern border is international with Canada. The state's name is derived from the Spanish word montaña (mountain). Montana has several nicknames, although none official, including "Big Sky Country" and "The Treasure State", and slogans that include "Land of the Shining Mountains" and more recently "The Last Best Place". Montana is ranked 4th in size, but 44th in population and 48th in population density of the 50 United States. The western third of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges. Smaller island ranges are found throughout the state. In total, 77 named ranges are part of the Rocky Mountains.
The economy is primarily based on agriculture, including ranching and cereal grain farming. Other significant economic activities include oil, gas, coal and hard rock mining, lumber, and the fastest-growing sector, tourism. The health care, service, and government sectors also are significant to the state's economy. Millions of tourists annually visit Glacier National Park, the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, and Yellowstone National Park.

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  1. J

    greetings from (sadly) California

    Checking in from Los Angeles. Might move to Montana soon tho. Would read this site a lot when i was considering moving to Wash/Oregon for work.
  2. UnionMillsNW

    Nephew's First Time - Montana

    Hey Folks, I'm taking my 9 year old nephew out this year to teach him how to hunt. We're starting off small; how to move quietly, what to look for, where to look ect. He really wants to hunt deer. I think it's best to start him off with squirrels. I'm having trouble googling a map of BLM land...
  3. K

    Montana  Can anyone tell me if Binary triggers are legal in Montana

    Can anyone tell me if binary triggers are lawful in Montana?
  4. Joe Link

    Montana  Montana universities eye plan for students to carry guns

  5. The Heretic

    Montana  Gianforte signs ‘constitutional carry’ gun bill
  6. ATCclears

    Huey Lewis

    An interesting read.
  7. DB is Here

    Montana  Montana Governor Steve Bullock Says Hunters Don’t Need 30-Round Mags
  8. The Heretic

    Montana Slashes Knife Restrictions

    Montana Slashes Knife Restrictions | RECOIL With the signing of HB 155, Montana residents now enjoy statewide preemption of knife laws, and draconic laws against automatic knives have been eliminated.
  9. New Montana Member~~~

    Hello, I am a new member from Western Montana. This is my range: Western Montana Fish & Game Association - The WMFG is a membership based organization that privately owns and operates the Deer Creek Shooting Center in East Missoula Montana I was told about your forum from another member here...
  10. Tarawa86

    My kind of store: Passing through Saltese Montana

    Now, if I had just bought a case in time to bring the shield on the flight to Spokane...
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