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Virginia City, Nevada City see an estimated 582,304 visitors in 2017

According to an economic impact analysis report from the Montana Heritage Commission, Virginia City and Nevada City once again saw record tourist numbers in 2017.

Forecasting the future: What hunter expenditures bring to Madison County

Hunting season in Montana, and particularly in Southwest Montana, is unlike anything else. With one of the longest hunting seasons in the west, healthy wildlife populations and access to millions of acres of public land, it is not just wildlife migrating west.

Virginia City, Nevada City kick off 2017 season

Virginia City is officially alive for the 2017 summer season. Visitors and locals lined Wallace Street and the historic boardwalk for a parade on Saturday, May 27, to celebrate the season, as well as Memorial Day.

MHC receives $2 million from state to preserve Virginia City, Nevada City

When Governor Steve Bullock signed House Bill 2 into law on May 9, the Montana Heritage Commission, which oversees Virginia City and Nevada City, received $2 million for maintenance and preservation to be used over the next two years.

Hunter dollars impact the local economy

An estimated $324 million in 2016 alone circulates through Montana as a result of big game hunting, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. That figure includes resident and non-resident spending and combines elk, deer and antelope hunters, according to a FWP economic impact study.