You have to pay to play in Montana. Play outdoors, that is. The toys, the gear, the vehicles, the activities, the permits, and everything else you might need to pursue Montana's outdoor adventures can get VERY expensive.
From the department of 'things you never thought about until you've had a few beers', Bozeman now has an unofficial spirit animal. I was privy to a conversation recently in an old-school Bozeman watering hole, in which half a dozen middle-aged college buddies were tackling the topic.