Construction on the retail store is expected to begin soon and the store is expected to open for business in early summer of 2008. To operate the new store, Cabela's plans to employ people from Billings and the surrounding area who will join the Cabela's family of employees. Product offerings will include hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating and wildlife watching equipment, as well as outdoor clothing and outdoor-themed gifts and furnishings. Dennis Highby, Cabela's president and CEO, said: "Montana is a mecca for sportsmen and women from around the country and Cabela's is proud to become part of the state's great outdoor tradition. We anticipate not only great response from our many loyal customers in Montana and the surrounding region, but also expect to find hard-working employees who are knowledgeable about hunting, fishing and the outdoors."