Back in 1992 thru the late 90s when I was running hunt test I was able to put titles on my dogs without driving too far. I did have to drive down into Idaho a ways, but that's reasonable and there were quite a few right here in Western Montana. Off the top of my head I remember running Ennis, Butte, Missoula and Great Falls all one Spring and Summer.
I just gave a started pup to a friend who has never done this sport and is amazed at what the dog can do. I told him this dog could absolutely pass JH test right now and is only a few months training away from being able to do Senior Hunter test. He is jacked so I went on the HT part of entry express to look up some HT he could enter, wow, basically only one HT in all of Montana, two, Missoula and Helena, were cancelled. What happened? Back when I was running HT it was thriving and fun. Did everybody move into field trials? I never imagined hunt test dying in our area.