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21. Are there poisonous spiders in Montana?

The only spider commonly found in Montana with venom harmful to humans is the black widow. Its venom causes latrodectism, which results in persistent sweating, muscle cramping, and other neurological responses. Bites from black widows are very rare.

20. Are there leeches in Montana lakes?

It's rare to find leeches in Montana rivers, but in our lakes, they are abundant and effective. Leeches are a segmented worm, and are found in freshwater, saltwater and on land.

19. Can you swim in lakes in Montana?

Lake Koocanusa; Lincoln CountyIt is accessible by driving along the 108 kilometre Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway or by hiking along the Pacific Northwest Trail. The lake is a prime recreational destination, offering swimming, boating, picnicking and fishing.

18. Does it rain a lot in Montana?

Montana, Montana gets 15 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year. Montana averages 49 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

17. Are there tornadoes in Montana?

Montana typically sees several tornadoes every year in the spring, particularly in the eastern part of the state. Unlike those in "Tornado Alley" in the central part of the country, most Montana tornadoes are relatively small and usually touch down in sparsely-populated areas – but not always.

16. Is Montana a desert?

Geography, Biomes and ClimateEastern Montana has a semi-arid steppe climate with low precipitation that is to some extent countered by low evaporation rates. ... Some parts of eastern Montana, in areas most prone to drying chinooks, have near-desert conditions and scrub rather than grassland.

15. Does it snow in Montana?

Winters in Montana, while usually cold, have few extended cold spells. ... Annual snowfall in Montana reach up to 300 inches (25 feet) in the Rocky Mountains in the western half of the state; the east may get as little as 20 inches. Most of the larger cities have annual snowfall within the 30- to 50-inch range.

14. What is the culture of Montana?

Ranchers, cowboys and horses play a big role in Montana's culture, as does its rich Native American past that has been enjoying a revival in recent years. Though largely conservative and independent, the people of Montana are hospitable to visitors who come to enjoy the beauty and traditions of their land.

13. What fruit is grown in Montana?

A wide range of berry and small fruits thrive in Montana soils and climates. These include Strawberries, Honeyberries or Haskaps, Raspberries, Juneberries, Currants, Gooseberries, Bush Cherries, and Aronia. There's nothing sweeter than a home-grown fruit.

12. Are there mosquitoes in Montana?

Mosquitoes are a reality in Montana. There are, however, things we can do to minimize our chances of getting bitten. And, though most mosquitoes only leave us with an itchy bite, a few carry disease so avoiding the bite makes sense. ... Defend – use mosquito repellent, looking for products that are registered by the EPA.

11. Do scorpions live in Montana?

This species is the only scorpion found in Montana. ... The Northern Scorpion is rarely known to sting people. Scorpions hunt and feed on insects and other small prey that they can get their claws around.

10. Is Montana expensive to live?

Montana is generally average in cost, or maybe a little more expensive than average when it comes expenses, and lower in wages than average in the United States. ... USAToday ranked Montana as one of the ten worst states to make a living because of low wages and above average cost of living.

9. Why is Montana called Big Sky?

Do you know why Montana is often called Big Sky Country? If you've ever been there, then you know that the sky seems so "big" because the state is sparsely populated and free of tall buildings. The sky goes on forever, uninterrupted by a lot of structures, like you see in many big cities.

8. Does Montana have beaches?

Montana, a state known for the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains, is home to some of the most scenic family-friendly beaches in the country. Nicknamed the Treasure State, Montana beaches are a must-visit for those who enjoy swimming, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and boating.

7. How are the winters in Montana?

Winter in Montana
The winter season can feel quite cold and long. Snow and wind storms happen regularly and blizzards dump many inches of snow, which can cause road, trail, and mountain pass closures for multiple days. January is the coldest, snowiest, and iciest month of the year across the state.

6. Montana Is Full of Great Places to Live

Although far down the list of most populous states, Montana has two cities ranked among Livability's 2018 Top 100 Best Places to Live. The college towns of Bozeman, home of Montana State University, is ranked No. 96; and Missoula, home to the University of Montana is ranked 59.

5. Is Montana overpopulated?

With a sprawling land mass of 145,552.43 square miles, there are only three bigger states in the US. However, for every square mile of land, there is an average of just 6.86 people (2.65 per square kilometer) and that makes Montana the 48th most densely populated area in the country.

4. Why is Montana so rural?

Most Montanans view their state as being largely rural in character because of its many open, sparsely populated spaces and the lack of any truly large cities. Map 106.1 shows the distribution of Montana's population at the time of the 2010 census. ...

3. Is Montana safe?

Montana's crime rates are just above average compared to the rest of the nation. Among all 50 states, Montana had the nineteenth-highest violent crime rate and the twenty-third-highest property crime rate.

2. What is Montana's famous food?

The state of Montana is widely known for its game meat, especially elk, and juicy elk burgers made with tender, dark-red meat are among the most popular local dishes.

1. Is Montana very mountainous?

Montana is a mountainous, landlocked US state east of the Bitterroot Range of the Rocky Mountains and south of Canada. The state is situated in the Northern Rockies and Plains region in the northwestern United States.

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