Becky and I have been looking at Property Taxes in Montana to better understand the variation in the system there.
Like Texas, they have fluctuating tax amounts based on real market value. Properties are appraised every two years. Property Taxes unlike in Oregon which pre-pays them, are paid in arrears in Montana.
I first traveled through Montana in 2005. I liked it then and liked it now.
"Homesteading" is interesting, but not really our thing at this point in our lives. The tax law doesn't really help prospectors to "grab" land and then hold them.
Some interesting concepts which are unique to Montana are explained here:
In addition to property taxes Montana has Mills. https://madisoncountymt.gov/208/Millage-Rate-Explained
Role and options of delinquent taxes seems to not be straight forward.