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I’m Thankful for … (By Angela Montana)
By angelamontana


  • I am thankful I live in this amazing state.
  • I am thankful for all of the animals I have harvested and their hides that are warm and plush and their meat that has filled our bellies.
  • I am thankful that I-177, a ridiculous attempt to turn Montana into a state it isn’t, FAILED and also am thankful for all who voted against it.
  • I am thankful that our president will not be Hillary Clinton.
  • I am thankful that the people who have filled their tags have full freezers.
  • I am thankful for the people who have tagged wolves in Montana and Idaho–ever.
  • I am thankful that I was given the opportunity more than four years ago to be a part of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show crew–and I’m especially thankful that Cap didn’t listen to me when I said I would work for free! Although, I still would….but shhhh
  • I am thankful for the few opportunities I have gotten to get out hunting this season, as we didn’t think we would make it out at all with our new place.
  • I’m so thankful for my family for putting up with me over the years.
  • I am also thankful for my incredibly awesome best friend, soul mate and all that sappy crap that people post when they are feeling appreciated and appreciative about their significant other.  It took a while to get here, but I’m most thankful for our life and what we have. I’m also so appreciative of his family.
  •  I am thankful for all of the amazing acquaintances and friends I have.
  • Right now, I am particularly thankful that our property is outside of city limits–which means if that big buck makes his way across our property, we can legally tag him. He is handsome, and we can’t shoot muley does here with our general deer tag. We need the meat, so I will be out either here or going after elk tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday trying to fill the freezer and give the incredibly talented Kurt Kohn, of Hamilton, some more taxidermy work!
  • I am so thankful for all of you who follow MORS on Facebook and/or Twitter and for those of you who follow our website and listen to the show on Saturday mornings from 6am to 8am.
  • I’m thankful for our Catchin the Big Ones and Hunters Breakfast listeners.
  • I am thankful for warm socks.

The list could go on for days.

Regardless of what you’re thankful for today and every day, I hope you have the best Thanksgiving Day of your life. My first love was Montana, and that love keeps growing more and more every day, and, just as Cap said in his Captain’s Column article this morning, a huge part of what makes this state so amazing is the hunting, fishing, trapping and outdoor recreation opportunities we have here. Owning a piece of this state and being able to take advantage of everything Montana has to offer will be on my mind the most as I sit among people I care about so much.

Enjoy your holiday, and give thanks as if every day were Thanksgiving Day!  Congratulations to those hunters who were fortunate enough to already fill their freezers, and good luck to the hunters still after their critters!

-Angela Montana

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