Will just returned from SHOT in Las Vegas, where every firearms, shooting and hunting manufacturer was present. From the attendance and excitement at SHOT, you would never know this country went through a recession in 2009.
Montana has its own quality outdoor shows. Bill Reier, Jr. has done a great job of finding good venues in Montana's biggest markets, with a nice mix of outdoor vendors and good traffic. Here the schedule for the Great Rockies Sport Shows:
Billings: January 15-17 at MetraPark
Bozeman: January 29-31 at the Gallatin Country Fairgrounds
Great Falls: February 5-7 at the Montana ExpoPark
Kalispell/Whitefish March 12-14 at the Flathead Country Fairgrounds.
Check out the shows and stop by the Montana Sporting Journal booth and say Hi. And yes, Bob Jacklin is holding a spincast rod in the picture. His fly fishing instruction is still legendary.