Montana is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts, and those that prefer spending time in the wilderness instead of indoors. If you love mountains, rivers, and lakes, the state has a lot to offer.

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Many residents in the state are avid hunters and anglers and rely on their annual harvest to fill their freezers and feed their families. Honestly, if you live in Montana, why wouldn't you hunt or fish? After all, we live in one of the best states for both of those things in the country.

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I know you probably won't be surprised, but Montana has landed on another top-10 list, and this time, it has to do with the number of residents that get a fishing license each year. According to Mr. Gamble, Montana is near the top of the list.

How Many Montanans Have Fishing Licenses?

In new research, Montana was named one of the states with the most fishing license holders per 100 residents. Here's what the report had to say about Montana.

Montana is known for its blue-ribbon trout streams and iconic rivers like the Madison and Boulder, the state’s fishing destinations offer unparalleled beauty and angling experiences.

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Montana ranked #3 on the list with a total of 418,642 fishing license holders. That makes 37.9 fishing licenses per 100 residents. To be honest, we weren't really surprised by the results. Personally, I know a lot of people with a fishing license. Nearly every one of my close friends has one. If you don't have one, you can find out how to get one on the Montana FWP website.

The two states that ranked higher than Montana are Wyoming and Alaska. In Alaska, over half of the population has a fishing license. August is National Fishing Month, and it's a great time to get outside and wet a line or two. Click here to view the full list.

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