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  • Gift Cards

    Gift Cards are available in any amount you choose, or for a specific product. This is a great way to give the pants as a gift if you don’t know someone’s size.

    If you would like to create a certificate for an amount not shown below, please call the shop (406-547-3781). We can do it for you!

    Please note: all gift card purchases are final, though they can be redeemed, based on value of the card, for any product at any time (i.e. no expiration date).

  • Tea Towel

    We have the perfect addition to your kitchen, Airstream, or camper! These old fashioned flour sack towels are 100% unbleached cotton and measure roughly 20″ x 24″. They are made in Michigan and printed with water-based ink by the fabulous gals at Intrigue Ink in Bozeman, Montana.

    Save a little green and receive an extra adorable gift – buy combos of two for only $20 and they’ll be packaged in a delightful turquoise crate!

    Front: Choose from one of three signature designs!
    Back: Blank.

    – Five marching red ants

    – A variety of graphic garden images (rooster, watering can, cultivator, gloves, mason jar, wheelbarrow, and rubber boots) With text reading: “For the Makers and the Growers, the Builders and the Doers.  Red Ants Pants”.

    – A variety of farm tool images (scythe, pitchfork, shovel, hoe). With text reading: “For the Makers and the Growers, the Builders and the Doers.  Red Ants Pants”.

  • Montana Ant Necklace

    Sold exclusively at our flagship store in White Sulphur Springs, Montana, these Montana necklaces will get you compliments and bring a smile to your face all day. Handstamped by Bozeman artist-owned business, HattieRex, they come in your choice of three metals on a 16″ box chain of the same metal.

    : Each Montana pendant is handstamped with our signature ant crawling right over our headquarters in Montana.

    Back: Blank

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    Classic Caps

    Made from high quality canvas, these hats are great for work and play. Our hats feature the Red Ants Pants logo embroidered on the front, with the text: White Sulphur Springs, Montana.

    Manufactured in Denver, Colorado, both styles have an adjustable plastic snap closure in the back, allowing a perfect fit for anyone.

    Made in the USA…did we mention that? Heck Yeah USA!

    Full Canvas Hat
    This style is a full canvas duck; choose brown or blue! *Blue out of stock

    Trucker Hat
    The trucker has a canvas front and mesh back for ventilation; choose brown or blue!

    $24.00 $20.00
  • Carpenter Pencils

    Heck yeah America, bring it back home! These made in the USA carpenter pencils will keep you appreciating the value of American manufacturing day-in and out!

    Enjoy a selection of four colors – Red, White, Blue, and Yellow.

    Buy three and save – one for $2 or three for $5!

    Proudly made by the Graphite Pencil Company in Bishop, California.

  • Red Ant Onesie

    Your little antling will be all smiles in this super soft onesie!

    Made in the USA. Screenprinted in Bozeman, Montana.

    Front: Single Red Ant
    Back: Blank

    White with red piping around collar and legs.
    Three snap leg closure makes changing easy!

    Check out our other kids tees too! Logo, red, camo, and toddler!

  • Decals

    Put an ant on it! Trust us, there are tons of places just begging for a little reminder of your connection to the colony!

    Made in the USA. Printed in Bozeman, Montana.

    6″ or 12″ vinyl decal

    Our trademark red ant!

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    Leather Ant Cuff

    Our leather ant cuffs are hand-stamped and hand-dyed in White Sulphur Springs, Montana by our experienced leather worker, Kathy Hochstrat. The real leather ages nicely with a patina.

    Dimensions: 8.5″ long and 1.5″ wide

    $39.00 $15.00
  • This House of Sky Book

    This House of Sky by Ivan Doig

    Known as one of the defining authors of the American West, Ivan Doig grew up in White Sulphur Springs, Montana.  His book, This House of Sky is actually the reason Red Ants Pants Founder Sarah Calhoun moved to this little ranching town to start her company.  It’s a lovely and rich memoir that we highly recommend.

    Ivan Doig grew up in the rugged wilderness of western Montana among the sheepherders and denizens of small-town saloons and valley ranches. What he deciphers from his past with piercing clarity is not only a raw sense of land and how it shapes us but also of the ties to our mothers and fathers, to those who love us, and our inextricable connection to those who shaped our values in our search for intimacy, independence, love, and family. A powerfully told story, This House of Sky is at once especially American and universal in its ability to awaken a longing for an explicable past.

  • The Whistling Season

    The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig

    When a widowed rancher hires a housekeeper to help with his three young sons, he finds her to be cheerful and competent. Yet she is concealing a colorful and infamous past. Filled with humor and hardship, this novel sings with what the author calls “a poetry of the vernacular”.

    A finalist for the National Book award, Ivan Doig, who has published 11 books, has been hailed as the “West’s preeminent literary novelist” by the Denver Post.

  • Blind Your Ponies Book

    Blind Your Ponies by Stanley Gordon West

    One of our top ten all time favorites, Blind Your Ponies introduces characters that enter your life, and they don’t leave. Based in Willow Creek, Montana, this novel is about a small town high school basketball team, but so much more.

    Hope is hard to come by in the hard-luck town of Willow Creek. Sam Pickett and five young men are about to change that.

    Sam Pickett never expected to settle in this dried-up shell of a town on the western edge of the world. He’s come here to hide from the violence and madness that have shattered his life, but what he finds is what he least expects. There’s a spirit that endures in Willow Creek, Montana. It seems that every inhabitant of this forgotten outpost has a story, a reason for taking a detour to this place–or a reason for staying. As the coach of the hapless high school basketball team (zero wins, ninety-three losses), Sam can’t help but be moved by the bravery he witnesses in the everyday lives of people–including his own young players–bearing their sorrows and broken dreams. How do they carry on, believing in a future that seems to be based on the flimsiest of promises? Drawing on the strength of the boys on the team, sharing the hope they display despite insurmountable odds, Sam finally begins to see a future worth living.

    Author Stanley Gordon West has filled the town of Willow Creek with characters so vividly cast that they become real as relatives, and their stories–so full of humor and passion, loss and determination–illuminate a path into the human heart.

  • Ride the Jawbone Book

    Ride the Jawbone by Jim Moore

    Ride the Jawbone weaves a compelling story of a gruesome murder and of a young lawyer who is called upon to defend the loathsome vagrant accused of the killing a young woman and throwing her body from the train.

    When no established attorney will defend the alleged murderer, the judge all but orders young T. C. Bruce, newly licensed to practice law, to undertake the task. While tracking the efforts of the young attorney to save his client from the hangman, the reader is transported back in time to central Montana, its ranching communities, and the famous Jawbone Railroad, as they existed at the turn of the twentieth century.

    Ride the Jawbone is a history lesson wrapped in a gripping mystery. Richard A. Harlow, without adequate financing is said to have jawboned the first railroad in central Montana into existence, a creation thereafter known only as the Jawbone. T. C. Bruce is the son of a rancher with a large spread near the newly created town of Two Dot. He loves ranching and is torn between pleasing his father, who wishes for him to take over the ranch, and his mother who wants him to put his education to use. Two young women, different in every aspect, lend spice to the story.

    Lessons in the history and culture of place are most enjoyable when encountered in a story with rich characters and a challenging plot. Ride the Jawbone, a 225 page paperback original, fills this bill effectively. Readers will learn much about the way of life of ranchers and other citizens of that place and time. The rich, eye-catching cover is crafted from a 1904 painting by R. E. DeCamp, which shows the Jawbone Railroad as it traveled through Sixteen Mile Canyon. A comprehensive discussion guide is included in the back of the book.

    About Jim Moore

    He was born Perry James (Jim) Moore III in Lewistown, Montana on December 21, 1927. He grew up on ranches and in small towns in Montana: Two Dot, Martinsdale, and Lewistown—and then Santa Barbara, California before moving back to the Moore Ranch at Two Dot.

    He attended the Two Dot grade school, graduated from Harlowton High School in 1945 and enlisted in the navy. Discharged from the navy, he enrolled in the University of Montana at Missoula in the fall of 1946. He transferred to Montana State University in the fall of 1948 and graduated from that institution in 1952 with a degree in Agricultural Economics.

    At Montana State he met Kathryn Nash. They were married on June 28, 1954 in Holy Rosary Church in Bozeman and made their home on the Moore Ranch. Three children – Dianne, Perry and Steven were born to the marriage.

    Jim studied the law at their home on the ranch and was successful in passing the bar examination. He practiced law in Harlowton and then in Bozeman, while maintaining his interest in the ranch. In addition to the ranch and his law practice, Jim was involved in a number of other activities and associations.