Author: Jack Guy

Win the ultimate hunting package!

The best part isn’t the time outdoors, though that’s certainly near the top of the list.

No, the best part about hunting, at least according to Jack, is all the tasty eating that comes for the six to nine months following.

Deer, elk and more deer – that sounds like breakfast, lunch and dinner to Jack.

This fall, Jack is absolutely delighted to offer up a sweet hunter’s package that honors not just the sport – but the eating part, too. Not one but TWO loyal Jackheads will be walking away this month with a $500 gift certificate to Snowy Mountain Rifles plus a gigantic top-loading freezer from Fred’s Appliance.

Snowy Mountain Rifles has been operating in Hamilton for years, but last year they expanded to a new store in Missoula out on Stockard Road. At either location, though, you’re going to enjoy great, personal customer service and a terric selection of rifles, accessories, camo clothing and other gear, as well as services like gunsmithing and cerakoting.

Whether your game is hunting elk in the high country or shooting steel, Snowy Mountain can hook you up with extreme power, extreme range and extreme accuracy.

And Fred’s Appliance is pretty much a local legend at this point. Need a washer and dryer? Fred’s. New kitchen appliances? Fred’s. They offer big box store prices without being a big box store. They’re local, they’re personable, and they’ll take care of you.

So now the big question … how do you win?

Well, there’s two ways. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 4th, listen out for the elk call on 105.9 Jack FM, and when you hear it just text the word “JACK” to 406-848-1059 … OR … starting that same day you can register in person out at Snowy Mountain Rifles. They’re located at 2935 Stockyard Road, just off North Reserve behind the Marriott. They’re open 9-6 every weekday and they’ll be glad to get you all signed up.

Jack will draw two winners – the first on Sept. 14, the second on Sept. 28.

Best of luck to ya. And if you do manage to get something tasty in that there freezer, don’t forget who sent ya …

 

We don’t need much of an excuse to take the beautiful summertime drive down the Bitterroot.

But for those of you looking for a good reason, may we suggest the upcoming Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering in Hamilton?

Whether as a participant or just an onlooker, a fun experience is pretty much all but guaranteed at this 9th annual event. The list of activities is long, but here are some highlights:

• Highland Athletic Competitions: If super strong men in kilts hurling logs sounds like fun, then you don’t want to miss the Highland games. There’s lots of events for women and children in here too, and all participants receive a weekend pass plus a T-shirt. CLICK HERE for a schedule of events or to register.

• Dancing, drumming and piping competitions: Nothing brings us back to the old country like traditional Celtic song and dance, and the weekend is packed with competitions and showcases by all ages and abilities.

• Food: Nothing completes a festival like delicious food and drink, and at the Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering you’re going to be delighted by all the traditional fare options, including Scottish smoked salmon cheese pate, whiskey and scotch tastings and more!

Also, be sure to catch the Beards & Braids contest, the Tug-o-War and free piping and language classes throughout the weekend.

This year’s Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering kicks off at 9 am Saturday, August 18 and runs through the end of day Sunday. A full schedule of events is available HERE – or be sure to stay on top of the latest news and happenings on the group’s Facebook event page.

This year, 105.9 Jack FM is excited to be giving away TWO free weekend passes to the event. Just comment on the post over at Jack’s Facebook page and we’ll pick our winners at the end of the day Wednesday! Slainte!

-Zeke Campfield

Get your Celtic on with Jack!
Scratch ticket giveaway!

Jack is offering a chance to up the ante on your summer fun courtesy of Montana Lottery!

Tune in to 105.9 Jack FM Missoula starting Monday, July 16th, for a chance to qualify for our weekly scratch ticket giveaway.

Just listen out all week long for a ring sound followed by the Summer Scratch Multiplier announcement. We’ll ask you a simple math question and you’ll text the answer to us at 406-848-1059.

Everyone who texts in the correct answer will be entered into a drawing, and then we’ll pick a new winner at random each Friday through August 3rd. If your name is drawn, you’ll earn 25 free scratch tickets! Simple as that!

Good luck, and happy winnings from your friends at Jack FM Missoula and Montana Lottery

Skid Row.

That’s enough right there, but check this out: Everlast, Theory of a Deadman, Fuel, Eve 6 … the list goes on and on (and on).

We’re talking about Rockin’ the Rivers 2018, the huge annual metal bash that unfolds over three days every August in Three Forks, Montana.

This year’s line-up may be the greatest we’ve seen, and you can bet Jack’s already lacing up his combat boots and stocking up on hair grease for his favorite weekend of the year.

But this time around, Jack’s taking some special guests. Two, in fact, who won’t just win tickets to the fest – they’ll be taking VIP passes. That means you’ll be feeling “very important” as you enjoy not just great hard rock and metal performances, but also free camping and access to the special VIP party zone.

We’re talking shade, complimentary drinks and rubbing shoulders with other metal fanatics just like yourself.

So let’s cut to the chase – how can you get your mittens on a pair of these passes? It’s easy – just follow THIS LINK to our online submission form, enter your info, and we’ll pick a winner at random on July 27.

Yep, that’s it. Throw your name into the hat and you’ve got just as much a chance to win as the next guy.

Good luck, and rock on, Jackhead!

Here again is the link to sign up.

Rock the Rivers for FREE!
Missoula Osprey more than a sporting event

Weather pending, tonight marks the home opener of the 2018 Missoula Osprey season.

Yes, we know – you listen to Jack FM first and foremost because of the music. But we’d like to think that community and entertainment in general are also high on your reasons for loving Jack, and whether you’re a sports fan or not we think there’s a lot of great reasons to celebrate summer baseball.

To honor that, we’ve outlined three non-baseball reasons to get excited about the Osprey:

1. The peanuts and Cracker Jacks

OK, so Cracker Jacks aren’t on the menu at the concession stands at Ogren Park Allegiance Field – but peanuts certainly are, as are all the other iconic ballpark greats: Hot dogs, ice cream and, yes, beer. To be honest, we’re really not all that much into peanuts during our normal daily lives. But nothing helps pass those stagnant times between innings, during pitching changes – heck, between pitches – like cracking open a tasty nut and tossing the shell onto the concrete floor.

By the way, if you’re partaking in Osprey baseball just for the food then we recommend you get familiar with their nightly specials. Taco Tuesdays, anyone?

2. The actual osprey

When peanuts have lost their luster, there’s plenty of entertainment to be found circling above the stadium. The team’s namesake osprey – a mom, dad and their young, we presume, are often as engaging as the action on the diamond. You can’t see them actually fish from this vantage point, but you can see them head out empty-beaked and return with a tasty treat for the family. Sometimes just watching their giant, crowd-sweeping circles is enough. Are you mad, bro?

The Missoula Osprey is the only minor league franchise with a live mascot living in its natural habitat at their stadium.

3. Those crazy kids

Unless you’re a hardcore baseball fan, the best seats in the house aren’t the ones adjacent to home plate – they’re deep out in left field, in the general admission “seating”. On a grassy knoll, you’ll hardly find a game where there aren’t a throng of baseball runts doing everything BUT watching the game. They’re rolling, they’re chasing, they’re doing what kids do best. Most importantly, they’re waiting for a foul ball to land in their territory – and when it happens, let’s just say you’d better stay clear.

The best part, though, is when the foul falls just outside the grassy zone and the outfielder manages to scoop it up. These kids will say just about anything to get hold of that ball; they’re certainly not too proud to beg.

For just $20 you can sign your young one up for the Ollie Osprey Kids Club and pick up two general admission tickets to every Sunday home game, plus a child’s T-shirt, a kids’ clinic and an exclusive autograph session with Osprey players.

Whether it’s the ballpark concessions, birdwatching or modern day anthropology you’re seeking, there’s plenty of non-baseball reasons to catch a Missoula Osprey game. What other event is as fun for families as it is with a date – to say nothing of the joys of watching baseball alone? Tune in all season long for ticket giveaways, and enjoy the best of Missoula summer before it slips away!

For more details, check out the Missoula Osprey’s 2018 schedule or pick up your tickets HERE.

-Zeke Campfield