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Montana

Eat from field and stream in big sky country

Eat from field and stream in big sky country

Hereford cattle amble near Miles City, Mt. / Photo by Keith Weller

Some of the country’s biggest cattle ranches are in Montana, where beef is the most important livestock product.

But the vast state also yields wild things — elk, moose, deer and game birds — that make it a Mecca for hunters. Montana fly-fishing is legendary, so a nice trout dinner also can be had. Before Europeans came, the main source of meat was the millions of buffalo that roamed the Great Plains. Beginning in the early ... Continue reading about Montana

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