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    unincorporated towns in Montana

    I was told by a sheriff deputy that concealed carry in a unincorprated town in MOntana is legal
    without a permit,can anyone shed some light on this?

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    Yes! you can carry concealed out side city limits with Out a permit!

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    I know you can cc outside city limits without a permit.
    So since a unincorpotared town has no city limits,you can concealed carry in town without a permit.

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    MCA 45-8-317:

    (i) a person who is outside the official boundaries of a city or town or the confines of a logging, lumbering, mining, or railroad camp or who is lawfully engaged in hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, hiking, backpacking, farming, ranching, or other outdoor activity in which weapons are often carried for recreation or protection; or...
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    According to MCA

    (i) a person who is outside the official boundaries of a city or town or the confines of a logging, lumbering, mining, or railroad camp or who is lawfully engaged in hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, hiking, backpacking, farming, ranching, or other outdoor activity in which weapons are often carried for recreation or protection;

    Notice it says the official boundaries. There are no official boundaries of an unincorporated city or town.

    According to a resource that I use quite often, Mr. C. Mark Fowler of the State Attorney General's office, a permit is not needed if you are outside the boundaries mentioned above. If you're OCing inside these places you don't need a permit but you do in order to CC.
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    How does one go about ascertaining whether the town he is about to enter, is incorporated or not? Is the a public web site with that type of info?

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    usually a Unincorporated town will not have a Sign as your driving into town that says "Entering City Limits"
    Last edited by MT GUNNY; 12-12-2010 at 12:14 PM.

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    Here is your list :)

    A
    Acton, Montana
    Alzada, Montana
    B
    Babb, Montana
    Belle Creek, Montana
    Biddle, Montana
    Boyd, Montana
    Boyes, Montana
    Brockway, Montana
    Brusett, Montana
    Buffalo, Montana
    Bynum, Montana
    C
    Cameron, Montana
    Carney, Montana
    Cat Creek, Montana
    Coffee Creek, Montana
    Cohagen, Montana
    Comertown, Montana
    Condon, Montana
    Craig, Montana
    D
    Dagmar, Montana
    Del Bonita, Montana
    Dell, Montana
    E
    Edgar, Montana
    Emigrant, Montana
    Essex, Montana
    F
    Fishtail, Montana
    Flatwillow, Montana
    Forest Grove, Montana
    Fox, Montana
    G
    Garryowen, Montana
    Glen, Montana
    H
    Hammond, Montana
    H cont.
    Haugan, Montana
    Hilger, Montana
    I
    Ingomar, Montana
    J
    Jackson, Montana
    Jardine, Montana
    L
    Lakeview, Montana
    Laredo, Montana
    Logan, Montana
    Lolo Hot Springs, Montana
    Luther, Montana
    M
    Martinsdale, Montana
    Marysville, Montana
    Maudlow, Montana
    McLeod, Montana
    Melville, Montana
    Moccasin, Montana
    Monarch, Montana
    Mosby, Montana
    Myers, Montana
    N
    Naismith, Montana
    Norris, Montana
    Nye, Montana
    O
    Olive, Montana
    Oswego, Montana
    Otter, Montana
    P
    Polaris, Montana
    Polebridge, Montana
    Pompey's Pillar, Montana
    Pony, Montana
    Powderville, Montana
    Q
    Quebec, Montana
    R
    Rapelje, Montana
    R cont.
    Raymond, Montana
    Raynesford, Montana
    Ringling, Montana
    Riverside, Montana
    Roy, Montana
    S
    Saltese, Montana
    Sand Springs, Montana
    Sanders, Montana
    Saugus, Montana
    Savage, Montana
    Sonnette, Montana
    Sourdough, Montana
    St. Mary, Montana
    Stryker, Montana
    Sumatra, Montana
    Sweet Grass, Montana
    T
    Tarkio, Montana
    Teigen, Montana
    Trego, Montana
    Two Dot, Montana
    V
    Vandalia, Montana
    Vida, Montana
    Volborg, Montana
    W
    Wagner, Montana
    West Glacier, Montana
    Whitetail, Montana
    Whitlash, Montana
    Wise River, Montana
    Wolf Creek, Montana
    Y
    Yates, Montana SORRY Darby is incorporated!
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    Just curious, MT Gunny, where did you come by that list?

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    C'mon Bro, of all the little towns in the state those are the only ones that are unincorporated?! There's gotta be more than just that! What about East Glacier, Kevin (Pronounced Keevin), Oilmont and other towns like that? Somers, Bigfork and so on. There are more in the state than just what that list shows.

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    Hey FYI: I called the Flathead County Sheriff's Office the other day on this exact subject earlier in the week. The individual I talked to stated that in Flathead County, if you're outside the city limits of Columbia Falls, Kalispell or Whitefish it is legal to carry without a permit. Places like Somers, Bigfork, Lakeside, Coram, West Glacier and so on are not considered 'incorporated' and so it's legal to carry in those locale's without the necessity of a permit. But then again, if HB-271 passes we won't need to worry about city limits at all will we?!

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    Hello MTGunny,

    Does the word "person" in this law pertain to Kalifornia subjects?

    (i) a person who is outside the official boundaries of a city or town or the confines of a logging, lumbering, mining, or railroad camp or who is lawfully engaged in hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, hiking, backpacking, farming, ranching, or other outdoor activity in which weapons are often carried for recreation or protection; or...

    If it does, I am so ready to fly, drive, or walk to Montana. You guys are right-on!

    markm

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    I wouldn't trust Wikipedia as far as I could throw it. The site can be edited by anyone with a Wikipedia account and can be easily changed. I would much rather trust a Montana source, such as the Sheriff or a representative of his rather than a source like that.

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    Yes out of state Persons , can carry in montana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MT GUNNY View Post
    Yes out of state Persons , can carry in montana.
    Thanks MT Gunny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkBofRAdvocate
    Does the word "person" in this law pertain to Kalifornia subjects?
    As soon as a Kalifornia subject crosses the state border back into America they become a person again.
    Last edited by NavyLCDR; 02-16-2011 at 02:47 PM.

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    Very good way of looking at things NavyLT. I think it requires an attitude change as well to make the transition complete.

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