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NEW Outdoor Adventure Show! Host Rebecca Wanner aka “Bec” dives into the stories of hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, cooking, conservation and anything and everything that has to do with the outdoors and the back trails. Guests share their stories about success, failure and the one that got away. Hear not just about the gear, but more about what makes the outdoors relatable to everyone each week on The Bend Show!

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NEW Outdoor Adventure Show! Host Rebecca Wanner aka “Bec” dives into the stories of hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, cooking, conservation and anything and everything that has to do with the outdoors and the back trails. Guests share their stories about success, failure and the one that got away. Hear not just about the gear, but more about what makes the outdoors relatable to everyone each week on The Bend Show!

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Ultimate RV Adventure Prep: Road Trip Tips + Free National Park Admission Offers!

6/15/2024
Gear up and hit the open road! But not so fast, we talk about prepping your RV or camper for adventure but also the importance of driving your home away from home while still at home! Important tips are offered so you make the most of your trip! Learn how Juneteenth is celebrated at all National Park Sites and how 4th graders are the key to a free year of admission for exploring National Parks. Join radio hosts Rebecca Wanner aka 'BEC' and Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt with The Bend Radio Show & Podcast, your news outlet for the latest in Outdoors & Western Lifestyle News! Episode 189 Details Ultimate RV Adventure Prep: Road Trip Tips + Free National Park Admission Offers! Explore Juneteenth with Free National Park Admission & Every Kid Outdoors Program NATIONAL PARK FREE DAY: JUNETEENTH Celebrate Juneteenth on June 19th with free admission to all National Park Service sites that typically charge an entrance fee. It's a perfect opportunity to explore the beauty and history of our national parks without any cost barriers. Every Kid Outdoors Program: Free Access for Fourth Graders Fourth-grade students and their families can enjoy free access to over 2,000 federal recreation areas through the Every Kid Outdoors Program. This initiative, supported by multiple agencies including the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service, aims to foster a love for nature and the outdoors in children at a crucial developmental stage. Why Fourth Grade? Research shows that children around the age of 10 are particularly receptive to learning about the environment and developing a deeper connection with nature. By offering free access to fourth graders, the program seeks to ensure that every child in the U.S. has the chance to explore and appreciate our natural heritage. What's Included The program provides a voucher or pass granting free entry to fourth graders, all children under 16 in their group, and up to three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) to most federally managed lands and waters. While it covers entrance fees, additional charges for amenities like camping or boat rides are not included. Take advantage of these opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors and create lasting memories with your family and friends! GET YOUR PASS HERE! Top RV / Camper Prep Tips for Your Next Road Trip Adventure Key RV & Camper Tips Before Hitting the Road Quick RV / Camper Last Minute Checklist & Know How To: Now hit the road and Have Fun! REFERENCES https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm https://everykidoutdoors.gov/index.htm FIELD REPORTS & COMMENTS Call or Text your questions, or comments to 305-900-BEND or 305-900-2363 Or email BendRadioShow@gmail.com FOLLOW Facebook/Instagram: @thebendshow https://www.facebook.com/thebendshow SUBSCRIBE to The Bend YouTube Channel. Website: TheBendShow.com https://thebendshow.com/ #catchBECifyoucan #tiggerandbec #outdoors #travel #cowboys The Outdoors, Rural America, And Wildlife Conservation are Center-Stage. AND how is that? Because Tigger & BEC… Live This Lifestyle. Learn more about Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt & Rebecca Wanner aka BEC here: TiggerandBEC.com https://tiggerandbec.com/ WESTERN LIFESTYLE & THE OUTDOORS Jeff 'Tigger' Erhardt & Rebecca 'BEC' Wanner are News Broadcasters that represent the Working Ranch world, Rodeo, and the Western Way of Life as well as advocate for the Outdoors and Wildlife Conservation. Outdoorsmen themselves, this duo strives to provide the hunter, adventurer, cowboy, cowgirl, rancher and/or successful farmer, and anyone interested in agriculture with the knowledge, education, and tools needed to bring high-quality beef and the wild game harvested to your table for dinner. They understand the importance in sharing meals with family, cooking the fruits of our labor and fish from our adventures, and learning to understand the importance of making memories in the outdoors. Appreciate God’s Country. United together, this duo offers...

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Fishing Tips with Pro Angler Johnnie Candle and Essential Etiquette for Backyard BBQs

6/8/2024
Fishing enthusiast or not, this time of year in June there really isn't a bad spot to toss a line. Pro Angler Johnnie Candle joins The Bend Show crew. Do you know about BBQ cookout Etiquette for attending? Yes there are rules when invited to that backyard bash! Join radio hosts Rebecca Wanner aka 'BEC' and Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt with The Bend Radio Show & Podcast, your news outlet for the latest in Outdoors & Western Lifestyle News! Episode 188 Details Fishing Tips with Pro Angler Johnnie Candle and Essential Etiquette for Backyard BBQs & Cookouts Plan Now To Fish In June, Here Is Why JOHNNIE CANDLE, PRO ANGLER EXTRAORDINAIRE Discover the fascinating journey of Johnnie Candle, a seasoned pro angler with over 30 years of experience, now a proud member of The Bend Field staff. From his formative years fishing on his father’s charter boat in the Great Lakes to mastering the art on Lake Erie’s central basin, Candle's expertise is unparalleled. With a Master of Great Lakes US Coast Guard Captain’s License earned by age 21, he embarked on a lifelong pursuit of excellence in fishing, guiding, and sportfishing communication. Since 1993, Candle has navigated the waters from the Trout and Salmon-rich Lower Niagara River to the Walleye-rich Dakotas and even ventured to the Gulf of Mexico. His illustrious career boasts remarkable achievements, competing at the highest levels in prestigious tournaments such as USFA, NAWA, PWT, MWC, and NWT. Join us as we delve into the inspiring story of Johnnie Candle, whose passion for fishing continues to fuel his remarkable journey. Featuring: Johnnie Campbell; learn more at JohnnieCandle.com Facebook: @JohnnieCandleProfessionalAngler Rules & Etiquette for Gatherings, BBQs & Backyard Parties MUST Follow Rules When Attending A Cookout: This is a BIG start to being invited to future events and neighborhood BBQs! Have Fun! REFERENCES https://johnniecandle.com/ FIELD REPORTS & COMMENTS Call or Text your questions, or comments to 305-900-BEND or 305-900-2363 Or email BendRadioShow@gmail.com FOLLOW Facebook/Instagram: @thebendshow https://www.facebook.com/thebendshow SUBSCRIBE to The Bend YouTube Channel. Website: TheBendShow.com https://thebendshow.com/ #catchBECifyoucan #tiggerandbec #outdoors #travel #cowboys The Outdoors, Rural America, And Wildlife Conservation are Center-Stage. AND how is that? Because Tigger & BEC… Live This Lifestyle. Learn more about Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt & Rebecca Wanner aka BEC here: TiggerandBEC.com https://tiggerandbec.com/ WESTERN LIFESTYLE & THE OUTDOORS Jeff 'Tigger' Erhardt & Rebecca 'BEC' Wanner are News Broadcasters that represent the Working Ranch world, Rodeo, and the Western Way of Life as well as advocate for the Outdoors and Wildlife Conservation. Outdoorsmen themselves, this duo strives to provide the hunter, adventurer, cowboy, cowgirl, rancher and/or successful farmer, and anyone interested in agriculture with the knowledge, education, and tools needed to bring high-quality beef and the wild game harvested to your table for dinner. They understand the importance in sharing meals with family, cooking the fruits of our labor and fish from our adventures, and learning to understand the importance of making memories in the outdoors. Appreciate God’s Country. United together, this duo offers a glimpse into and speaks about what life truly is like at the end of dirt roads and off the beaten path. Tigger & BEC look forward to hearing from you, answering your questions and sharing in the journey of making your life a success story. Adventure Awaits Around The Bend.

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Top 5 Plants That Cause Discomfort or Itch in Your Yard or Nature

6/1/2024
Episode 187 Details Exploring the outdoors is a wonderful way to connect with nature, but it’s important to be aware of plants that can cause discomfort or harm. Knowing how to identify these plants can prevent unpleasant encounters. This guide highlights the top five plants to watch out for, including the infamous Poison Ivy. Join radio hosts Rebecca Wanner aka 'BEC' and Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt with The Bend Radio Show & Podcast, your news outlet for the latest in Outdoors & Western Lifestyle News! Top 5 Plants That Cause Discomfort in Your Yard or Nature 1. Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) Identification Symptoms of Contact Prevention Tips 2. Poison Oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum) Identification Symptoms of Contact Prevention Tips 3. Poison Sumac (Toxicodendron vernix) Identification Symptoms of Contact Prevention Tips 4. Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) Identification Symptoms of Contact Prevention Tips 5. Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) Identification Symptoms of Contact Prevention Tips Conclusion: Beware of these 5 plants in the outdoors! Identifying these five plants—Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac, Stinging Nettle, and Giant Hogweed—is crucial for avoiding discomfort and potential health issues during your outdoor adventures. By recognizing these plants and taking preventative measures, you can enjoy nature safely and comfortably. If you believe to have encountered any of these plants, immediately seek medical attention from your primary physician or other medical expertise. TRAVEL TRENDS This is what is Bleisure Travel. Bleisure travel, a fusion of 'business' and 'leisure,' is a growing trend that combines work trips with personal relaxation. This emerging practice allows travelers to maximize their time away by blending business commitments with leisure activities. From exploring local attractions to indulging in cultural experiences, bleisure travel offers a perfect balance between work and play. Discover how you can enhance your next business trip with unforgettable bleisure experiences. This is what is Authentic Travel (or Local Immersion). Authentic travel embodies genuine experiences, connecting travelers with the essence of a destination. It goes beyond tourist hotspots to explore local culture, traditions, and lifestyles. Embracing authenticity, travelers seek meaningful interactions and immersive experiences that unveil the true soul of a place. From savoring local cuisine to engaging with communities, authentic travel fosters deeper connections and lasting memories. Unlock the secrets of genuine exploration and elevate your travel experiences with our guide to authentic travel. Example - Ditch the tour bus and immerse yourself more into how locals live. REFERENCES https://www.cmich.edu/blog/all-things-higher-ed/20-amazing-facts-you-didnt-know-about-tornadoes-and-hurricanes?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR3qdziC3jjA9YsAcGHKExXfKWnVXR2VNeZPfHAoOJLOrqe7EylUL6jvVjM_aem_AWaUvlideWPViccAjXDHN3BpCqLElCh6ukUT-ouUsG0BXDmn8d03XZ0USupronqRCXhRby4jEcevxDpZKTFH9-qp FIELD REPORTS & COMMENTS Call or Text your questions, or comments to 305-900-BEND or 305-900-2363 Or email BendRadioShow@gmail.com FOLLOW Facebook/Instagram: @thebendshow https://www.facebook.com/thebendshow SUBSCRIBE to The Bend YouTube Channel. Website: TheBendShow.com https://thebendshow.com/ #catchBECifyoucan #tiggerandbec #outdoors #travel #cowboys The Outdoors, Rural America, And Wildlife Conservation are Center-Stage. AND how is that? Because Tigger & BEC… Live This Lifestyle. Learn more about Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt & Rebecca Wanner aka BEC here: TiggerandBEC.com https://tiggerandbec.com/ WESTERN LIFESTYLE & THE OUTDOORS Jeff 'Tigger' Erhardt & Rebecca 'BEC' Wanner are News Broadcasters that represent the Working Ranch world, Rodeo, and the Western Way of Life as well as advocate for the Outdoors and Wildlife Conservation. Outdoorsmen themselves, this duo strives to provide the hunter, adventurer,...

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Tornado Season Survival Guide: Protecting Your Home & Travels and Plan This for Father's Day

5/25/2024
Episode 186 Details Be Weather Aware: Understand Tornado Season Tornado season typically runs from spring to early summer in the United States, peaking in April, May, and June. During this time, atmospheric conditions are ripe for the formation of tornadoes, powerful rotating columns of air that can cause significant damage in their path. Identifying Tornado Risks at Home Tornado Safety Tips While Traveling or Camping Traveling or camping during tornado season requires extra vigilance to ensure your safety in case of severe weather. Camping Safety Tips Safety Tips for Travelers Father's Day Gifts & Trips If your idea of a Father’s Day weekend is cleaning up the yard, mowing and fixing the long overdue hole in the backyard fence. Then you are wrong. Why should the weekend not be celebrated like others such as Mother's Day? Father's Day Gifts & Trip Ideas To Plan Now Now there are lots of gifts out there from the Tees to the Coffee Cups that say “World’s Greatest Dad”; but my suggestion is to stay away from the typical gifts and go for something more memorable. Take The Time, Make The Memories Father's Day or Guy Gifts To Buy 1. Hawaiian Shirts! Personalize or customize with family photos, favorite cows or pets. 2. Infused Wood Chips for BBQ Smoking. These are great for the BBQ cooks in the family! 3. Battery operated yard tools. Technology has come a long way with increasing power in the tools as well as the longevity in battery length. Today you can trim weeds, use power drills, hack saws and even chain saws all with the same battery. There are even battery operated power washers. Batteries alone are a great gift, just make sure you know the brand of tools the recipient is using so that they all match in chargers and batteries. REFERENCES https://www.cmich.edu/blog/all-things-higher-ed/20-amazing-facts-you-didnt-know-about-tornadoes-and-hurricanes?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR3qdziC3jjA9YsAcGHKExXfKWnVXR2VNeZPfHAoOJLOrqe7EylUL6jvVjM_aem_AWaUvlideWPViccAjXDHN3BpCqLElCh6ukUT-ouUsG0BXDmn8d03XZ0USupronqRCXhRby4jEcevxDpZKTFH9-qp FIELD REPORTS & COMMENTS Call or Text your questions, or comments to 305-900-BEND or 305-900-2363 Or email BendRadioShow@gmail.com FOLLOW Facebook/Instagram: @thebendshow https://www.facebook.com/thebendshow SUBSCRIBE to The Bend YouTube Channel. Website: TheBendShow.com https://thebendshow.com/ #catchBECifyoucan #tiggerandbec #outdoors #travel #cowboys The Outdoors, Rural America, And Wildlife Conservation are Center-Stage. AND how is that? Because Tigger & BEC… Live This Lifestyle. Learn more about Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt & Rebecca Wanner aka BEC here: TiggerandBEC.com https://tiggerandbec.com/ WESTERN LIFESTYLE & THE OUTDOORS Jeff 'Tigger' Erhardt & Rebecca 'BEC' Wanner are News Broadcasters that represent the Working Ranch world, Rodeo, and the Western Way of Life as well as advocate for the Outdoors and Wildlife Conservation. Outdoorsmen themselves, this duo strives to provide the hunter, adventurer, cowboy, cowgirl, rancher and/or successful farmer, and anyone interested in agriculture with the knowledge, education, and tools needed to bring high-quality beef and the wild game harvested to your table for dinner. They understand the importance in sharing meals with family, cooking the fruits of our labor and fish from our adventures, and learning to understand the importance of making memories in the outdoors. Appreciate God’s Country. United together, this duo offers a glimpse into and speaks about what life truly is like at the end of dirt roads and off the beaten path. Tigger & BEC look forward to hearing from you, answering your questions and sharing in the journey of making your life a success story. Adventure Awaits Around The Bend.

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Add Crunchy Cicadas To Your Diet: Insect Invasion Becomes A Food Delicacy

5/18/2024
Add a Little Crunch to Your Diet with Cicadas: USA insect emergence offers a unique culinary experience. Will you try? THE WORLD OF CICADAS Insects have long been a part of traditional diets worldwide, with cicadas being one such edible insect. In this guide, we'll explore the fascinating world of cicadas, including their nutritional value, life cycle, and how to safely harvest, store, and prepare them for consumption. Cicadas belong to the superfamily Cicadidae and are known for their robust bodies, broad heads, transparent wings, and distinct compound eyes. With over 3,000 known species, cicadas are divided into annual and periodical cicadas. Periodical cicadas, like Brood XIX, spend most of their lives underground and emerge every 13 or 17 years in synchronized broods. Nutritional Value of Cicadas Cicadas are a valuable source of nutrition, containing high levels of protein and essential amino acids. Studies have shown that cicadas contain more protein than pork and eggs, with low levels of fat and elevated levels of healthy fats like polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), according to the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. How To Find, Prepare and Store Cicadas Finding cicadas requires patience and observation. They are typically found in areas with abundant vegetation, and their emergence can be observed around and after sunset. Nymphs, teneral cicadas, and mature adults can all be found during different stages of their life cycle Before harvesting cicadas, it's crucial to consider safety measures to avoid contamination and ensure freshness. Cicadas can be stored in the freezer for up to a year, and they should be de-winged and blanched before cooking to remove any dirt or pathogens. Cicada & Seafood Boil Recipe: A Unique Twist on a Classic Favorite Are you ready to take your seafood boil to the next level? Dive into this unconventional yet delicious recipe that incorporates the unexpected addition of cicadas, giving your meal a truly memorable touch. Adapted from a trusted source, this recipe promises a feast for the senses that will have everyone coming back for more... or at least talking about it! Ingredients: Directions: This Cicada and Seafood Boil recipe is a crowd-pleaser that's sure to spark conversation and delight taste buds. Embrace the cicada craze and give this unique dish a try at your next gathering. Enjoy! REFERENCES https://site.extension.uga.edu/foodscienceandtechnology/add-a-little-crunch-to-your-diet-with-cicadas-how-to-harvest-store-and-prepare-food-from-brood-xix-emergence-in-georgia/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR3LW5j4mTVtHqq9PPJ3IGQCEoOZ-9z9hgjssHInWxa1GrAzd4TxRE7BVXA_aem_AXajC_ccaKIX9dvHz4mlOajFNlMCmiR2mBv9KdF-T5fATcsipMa5wWXNwGtrclQcWzbo2BPtQbGJB3eIOzt-wjYw https://www.cicadamania.com/cicadas/category/cicada-anatomy/teneral/ FIELD REPORTS & COMMENTS Call or Text your questions, or comments to 305-900-BEND or 305-900-2363 Or email BendRadioShow@gmail.com FOLLOW Facebook/Instagram: @thebendshow https://www.facebook.com/thebendshow SUBSCRIBE to The Bend YouTube Channel. Website: TheBendShow.com https://thebendshow.com/ #catchBECifyoucan #tiggerandbec #outdoors #travel #cowboys The Outdoors, Rural America, And Wildlife Conservation are Center-Stage. AND how is that? Because Tigger & BEC… Live This Lifestyle. Learn more about Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt & Rebecca Wanner aka BEC here: TiggerandBEC.com https://tiggerandbec.com/ WESTERN LIFESTYLE & THE OUTDOORS Jeff 'Tigger' Erhardt & Rebecca 'BEC' Wanner are News Broadcasters that represent the Working Ranch world, Rodeo, and the Western Way of Life as well as advocate for the Outdoors and Wildlife Conservation. Outdoorsmen themselves, this duo strives to provide the hunter, adventurer, cowboy, cowgirl, rancher and/or successful farmer, and anyone interested in agriculture with the knowledge, education, and tools needed to bring high-quality beef and the wild game harvested to your table for dinner. They understand the...

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Beware Rattlesnake: Myths, Realities, & Life-Saving Tips

5/11/2024
Discover expert tips on rattlesnake safety & bite prevention. Learn about antivenom availability & treatment protocols. Stay safe outdoors! Episode 184 Details UNDERSTANDING RATTLESNAKE BEHAVIOR & DANGER TO STAY SAFE Rattlesnakes exhibit various behaviors influenced by their habitat and surroundings. Learning about their habits can significantly reduce the risk of an encounter turning into a dangerous situation. Understanding snake behavior & habitat is crucial for staying safe. In recent years, it has been documented that not all rattlesnakes' tails rattles. This has been discovered in rattlesnakes in both South Dakota's Badlands and in California. Know your snakes before venturing outdoors! Immediate Actions In Case of a Bite In the event of a rattlesnake bite, swift action is vital. The best defense is to have a set of car keys and a designated driver on hand. Calling 911 for an ambulance or Life Flight while en route to the hospital is essential to minimize delays in treatment. Prompt medical attention is critical to counteract the venom's effects. Stress and anxiety can exacerbate symptoms, so keeping the victim calm is paramount during transit to medical facilities. Access to Antivenom & Treatment Protocol Antivenom, such as CROFAB, is available in various medical facilities across the region. Understanding the availability and administration of antivenom can significantly improve outcomes for snakebite victims. Knowing where antivenom is stocked and how to administer it can be life-saving. Hospitals can prepare the antivenom in advance, reducing treatment delays upon the victim's arrival. Educating oneself about rattlesnake behavior, proper emergency response procedures, and access to medical treatment are crucial for minimizing the risks associated with snakebites. By staying informed and prepared, individuals can navigate outdoor environments safely and confidently. FIELD REPORTS & COMMENTS Call or Text your questions, or comments to 305-900-BEND or 305-900-2363 Or email BendRadioShow@gmail.com FOLLOW Facebook/Instagram: @thebendshow https://www.facebook.com/thebendshow SUBSCRIBE to The Bend YouTube Channel. Website: TheBendShow.com https://thebendshow.com/ #catchBECifyoucan #tiggerandbec #outdoors #travel #cowboys The Outdoors, Rural America, And Wildlife Conservation are Center-Stage. AND how is that? Because Tigger & BEC… Live This Lifestyle. Learn more about Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt & Rebecca Wanner aka BEC here: TiggerandBEC.com https://tiggerandbec.com/ WESTERN LIFESTYLE & THE OUTDOORS Jeff 'Tigger' Erhardt & Rebecca 'BEC' Wanner are News Broadcasters that represent the Working Ranch world, Rodeo, and the Western Way of Life as well as advocate for the Outdoors and Wildlife Conservation. Outdoorsmen themselves, this duo strives to provide the hunter, adventurer, cowboy, cowgirl, rancher and/or successful farmer, and anyone interested in agriculture with the knowledge, education, and tools needed to bring high-quality beef and the wild game harvested to your table for dinner. They understand the importance in sharing meals with family, cooking the fruits of our labor and fish from our adventures, and learning to understand the importance of making memories in the outdoors. Appreciate God’s Country. United together, this duo offers a glimpse into and speaks about what life truly is like at the end of dirt roads and off the beaten path. Tigger & BEC look forward to hearing from you, answering your questions and sharing in the journey of making your life a success story. Adventure Awaits Around The Bend.

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Your Auction Guide: Bid & Win. Place Bets At Calcutta Gambling Events

5/4/2024
Episode 183 Details AUCTION SALE GUIDE TO BID & WIN 10 Tips For Auction Sale Bidders At an auction sale, you can expect a dynamic, thrilling environment where items are sold to the highest bidder. Here's what to know before you go! Now get into the action and have fun! CALCUTTA GAMBLING; ADD EXCITEMENT TO EVENTS What is a "Calcutta" at a Rodeo or Fishing Tournament? In a rodeo or fishing tournament, a Calcutta is a form of betting where participants bid on the competitors or teams they think will perform the best. The bids are placed in a pool, and after the competition, the pool is divided among the winning bidders, with a portion typically going to the organizers or a designated charity. It adds an extra layer of excitement and competition to the event, as participants have a vested interest in the outcome beyond just the competition itself. Jump in the action at the next event you attend! WESTERN LIFESTYLE & THE OUTDOORS Jeff 'Tigger' Erhardt & Rebecca 'BEC' Wanner are News Broadcasters that represent the Working Ranch world, Rodeo, and the Western Way of Life as well as advocate for the Outdoors and Wildlife Conservation. Outdoorsmen themselves, this duo strives to provide the hunter, adventurer, cowboy, cowgirl, rancher and/or successful farmer, and anyone interested in agriculture with the knowledge, education, and tools needed to bring high-quality beef and the wild game harvested to your table for dinner. They understand the importance in sharing meals with family, cooking the fruits of our labor and fish from our adventures, and learning to understand the importance of making memories in the outdoors. Appreciate God’s Country. United together, this duo offers a glimpse into and speaks about what life truly is like at the end of dirt roads and off the beaten path. Tigger & BEC look forward to hearing from you, answering your questions and sharing in the journey of making your life a success story. Adventure Awaits Around The Bend.

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Top 5 Ways to Host and Shop Garage, Rummage, or Yard Sales

4/27/2024
Hosting or shopping a garage, rummage, or yard sale can be a fun and rewarding experience if you know how to navigate them effectively. Here are the top ways to successfully host or shop these sales. You’ll be “Garage Sailing” with bargains! Join hosts Rebecca Wanner aka 'BEC' and Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt with The Bend Radio Show & Podcast, your news outlet for the latest in the Outdoors & Western Lifestyle! Episode 182 Details STRATEGIES FOR GARAGE SALE SUCCESS: UNLOCK SECRETS FOR HOSTING AND SHOPPING 5 Tips For Hosting A Successful Garage, Yard And Rummage Sale Implementing these five key strategies will set the stage for a thriving garage, yard, or rummage sale. With effective planning, strategic organization, flexible pricing, inviting atmospheres, and utilization of technology, you'll create an unforgettable event that attracts eager buyers and fosters a rewarding shopping experience for all. Top 5 Garage Sale Shopping Secrets for Bargain Success Embrace the excitement of garage sale season by shopping with confidence and scoring great bargains! Arrive early to seize the best deals, bring cash for seamless transactions, and strategically plan your route for maximum efficiency. Prioritize thorough inspections to ensure quality purchases and hone your negotiation skills to secure the best prices. Remember, politeness and bundling items can further enhance your savings and satisfaction. Happy hunting! FIELD REPORTS & COMMENTS Call or Text your questions, or comments to 305-900-BEND or 305-900-2363 Or email BendRadioShow@gmail.com FOLLOW Facebook/Instagram: @thebendshow https://www.facebook.com/thebendshow SUBSCRIBE to The Bend YouTube Channel. Website: TheBendShow.com https://thebendshow.com/ #catchBECifyoucan #tiggerandbec #outdoors #travel #cowboys The Outdoors, Rural America, And Wildlife Conservation are Center-Stage. AND how is that? Because Tigger & BEC… Live This Lifestyle. Learn more about Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt & Rebecca Wanner aka BEC here: TiggerandBEC.com https://tiggerandbec.com/ WESTERN LIFESTYLE & THE OUTDOORS Jeff 'Tigger' Erhardt & Rebecca 'BEC' Wanner are News Broadcasters that represent the Working Ranch world, Rodeo, and the Western Way of Life as well as advocate for the Outdoors and Wildlife Conservation. Outdoorsmen themselves, this duo strives to provide the hunter, adventurer, cowboy, cowgirl, rancher and/or successful farmer, and anyone interested in agriculture with the knowledge, education, and tools needed to bring high-quality beef and the wild game harvested to your table for dinner. They understand the importance in sharing meals with family, cooking the fruits of our labor and fish from our adventures, and learning to understand the importance of making memories in the outdoors. Appreciate God’s Country. United together, this duo offers a glimpse into and speaks about what life truly is like at the end of dirt roads and off the beaten path. Tigger & BEC look forward to hearing from you, answering your questions and sharing in the journey of making your life a success story. Adventure Awaits Around The Bend.

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5 Things To Do At Parks & Why To Book Campsites Now

4/20/2024
Unlock the wonders of America's Beauty! Join us as we explore hidden gems and offer tips on making the most of visiting Parks and Historical Monuments. Important camping dates to book now. Plus learn about Revolutionizing Agriculture: The Journey from Corn Fields to Mars. Join hosts Rebecca Wanner aka 'BEC' and Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt with The Bend Radio Show & Podcast, your news outlet for the latest in the Outdoors & Western Lifestyle! Episode 181 Details THIS IS HOW TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL PARKS ALL YEAR LONG National Park Week is a celebration of America's natural treasures, and there's no better time to immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of these pristine landscapes. The week focusing on the USA National Parks can be a great reason to get the planning and excitement around visiting parks all year long regardless if solo or sharing with others. Whether you're a seasoned explorer or a first-time visitor, here are five ways to enhance your National Park experience and make lasting memories. 5 Ways to Make the Most of A Park Visit Discover Hidden Gems: Every National Park is filled with hidden treasures waiting to be uncovered. Before your visit, take some time to research the park you'll be exploring. Look for lesser-known trails, scenic viewpoints, or unique activities that will make your experience unforgettable. Whether it's a secluded waterfall, a historic landmark, or a rare species of wildlife, there's always something new to discover in our National Parks. Volunteer or Practice Conservation: Give back to the parks that give us so much by volunteering your time and energy. Many National Parks offer volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups looking to make a difference. Whether you're helping with trail maintenance, participating in a beach cleanup, or assisting with wildlife monitoring, your efforts will contribute to the preservation of these precious landscapes for future generations to enjoy. Embrace Innovation and History: National Parks are not only showcases of natural beauty but also repositories of history and innovation. Take some time to learn about the innovative projects that were undertaken when the park was established and how they have shaped the landscape we see today. From the construction of iconic landmarks to the implementation of sustainable practices, these stories of innovation will deepen your appreciation for these incredible places. Engage the Next Generation: Inspire a love of nature and conservation in the next generation by involving youth in your National Park adventures. Whether you're a parent, teacher, or mentor, create an action plan to engage young people in learning about the importance of preserving our natural heritage. Plan activities like nature hikes, wildlife spotting, or educational programs to help them connect with the outdoors and become stewards of the land. By embracing these tips, you can make the most of National Park Week and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime whenever visiting a park or historical location on your next adventure. So pack your bags, lace up your hiking boots, and get ready to explore the wonders of America's National Parks! REVOLUTIONISING AGRICULTURE: The Journey from Corn Fields to Mars The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Groundbreaking Initiative Revolutionizing Agriculture with this groundbreaking initiative at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is aiming to cultivate the "first acre of corn on Mars' soil." Discover how insights from growing food in space could revolutionize Earthbound farming techniques, shaping the future of agriculture. Goals of the SPACE² Initiative Vision to cultivate the "first acre of corn on Mars' soil" and its implications for agricultural sciences. Objective to support astronauts during space travel and pioneer life-support systems beyond Earth. Exploration of space-agriculture research's potential impact on climate change mitigation and enhancing plant resilience on...

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April Adventures: Top 5 Outdoor Activities & Griddle BBQ Tips

4/13/2024
April outdoor adventures! Top 5 Things To Do in the Outdoors now: hike through blooming trails, snap photos of nature, fly kites, visit greenhouses, and bike amidst the beauty. Plus, master gas griddle BBQ tips and learn 5 Easy Steps to Seasoning a gas BBQ griddle! Join hosts Rebecca Wanner aka 'BEC' and Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt with The Bend Radio Show & Podcast, your news outlet for the latest in the Outdoors & Western Lifestyle! Episode 180 Details TOP 5 THINGS TO DO OUTDOORS IN APRIL Take A Hike: Weather is warmer now and the first flowers of spring are blooming, go alone or with the family and explore a local nature trail. Photograph Nature: From signs of spring to new baby animals to summer birds arriving daily; Nature Photography is a fun way to share the excitement of spring. With almost all carrying a cellphone, your camera is already in your pocket - now use it to capture life. Windy? Fly A Kite: When is the last time you flew a kite, or have your children ever gotten the chance. April tends to have a few windy days so buy a kite for some fun. Visit a Greenhouse or Botanical Garden: Once the weather warms, we all get the itch to be outside. On the days not so nice, take a stroll through a local greenhouse or botanical garden to become inspired on what your gardening plans might look like. A great way to educate yourself on the various plants that will thrive in your climate zone. Enjoy A Bike Ride: Get the bicycle out, air up the tires and hit the trail or road. The weather is perfect for a sweatshirt or light jacket plus the addition of seeing nature along the way makes for a perfect biking combination… just don’t forget the helmet! WHY COOK ON GAS GRIDDLE BBQ; HOW TO SEASON & MAINTAIN A GRIDDLE Grilling in the bbq world or using a smoker has been a long lasting tradition when it comes to the outdoors. If you haven’t purchased a griddle to try, you might realize you are missing out. We jumped on the bandwagon of adding the outdoor propane griddle a few years back. As a result of the diversity, we now own two in different sizes. The first purchase was a 4 burner propane gas Pit Boss Griddle. We chose this one for the front grease cleanout location as where the griddle stays on our cabin deck, that is more accessible. The second purchase was a 17” propane gas Blackstone Griddle. After realizing how easy it was to cook all our meals on the larger version, we opted for a more compact one to take along camping, going to the lake or for picnics. CONS OF BBQING: Regardless if it is a Griddle, Grill or Smoker; we have learned the same issue applies and that is providing an area with minimal wind. Now there are “windshields” one can make or build, but we have had to watch the wind regardless when using any of these. NOTE: Do not use a griddle, grill or smoker inside of buildings. GRIDDLE SEASONING & MAINTENANCE Once purchasing a griddle, before use it is an ABSOLUTE MUST that one reads the manufacturer’s booklet regarding the Preparation, Seasoning and Maintenance of the griddle to ensure the longevity of the cooking top but also so that food doesn't stick and tastes desirable. 5 Easy Steps To Season A Gas Griddle BBQ Rust Removal: New or Old moisture may collect on the cooking surface causing a patch of rust or a rough spot. Scrub away any rust or rough spots using a Scotch Brite pad. Clean Griddle: If the griddle is new from the factory, it may come with a thin oil coating. To clean us a small amount of mild dish soap in warm water to remove the factory coating. Proceed to also wipe off everything else after use with a clean damp cloth. Seasoning A Griddle: A griddle must be seasoned before use. First turn all burners on high heat, allowing for the griddle cooking surface to begin changing color. Using high smoke point cooking oil like flaxseed, drizzle it all over the surface. Careful it is HOT. Have ready a pair of tongs or heat-resistant gloves, take a lint-free cloth as the goal is to evenly wipe or coat...

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Spring Adventures: Gardening Tips, Turkey Hunting & Fishing Forecast

4/6/2024
Celebrate April the National Garden Month with gardening tips. Discover the thrill of adventures from Spring Turkey hunting to the April fishing forecast to why attend the World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale. Join hosts Rebecca Wanner aka 'BEC' and Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt with The Bend Radio Show & Podcast, your news outlet for the latest in the Outdoors & Western Lifestyle! Episode 179 Details Celebrate National Garden Month: Tips For Successful Gardening Discover the wonders of gardening as April is National Garden Month! From reducing stress to providing fresh, nutritious produce, gardening offers a multitude of benefits for physical, mental, and environmental well-being. Learn tips for gardening success. Whether you're starting small or expanding your green space, there's no better time to get involved in this rewarding activity. Gardening isn't just about pretty flowers; it offers a plethora of health perks. Research shows it can reduce stress, boost mood, and provide low-impact exercise. Plus, there's nothing quite like the taste of homegrown produce. Fresh fruits and veggies straight from the garden are not only flavorful but also packed with nutrients. Even with limited space, everyone can enjoy gardening. Consider utilizing flower beds, raised beds, and even a friend's land if you do not have a backyard. It's all about making the most of what you have. Environmentally, Gardening has many benefits from absorbing carbon dioxide to providing habitats for pollinators like bees and butterflies. Whether you have a backyard or just a balcony, there are endless ways to get involved and start spring planting. Gardening Tips Start small, choose the right plants, and plan ahead for a successful garden. Choose the right plants. Factors to consider: sunlight time, soil type and the climate zone for planting. Understand Plants. Depending on your climate zone, length of growing season and the sunlight will all be instrumental factors in the vegetables, fruits or flowers that are planted. Tools. Gardening does not have to be expensive, but to ensure that you have a positive experience, invest in the right tools that will make it easier and more enjoyable. For questions directly about your area's growing conditions and for possible workshops, contact your local agriculture extension office. Agriculture Extension offices are a terrific resource and offer free insight. Reel in the Action: April Fishing Forecast As the temperatures rise and spring blooms in April, it's time to hit the water and reel in some excitement! Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, The Bend Show has the lowdown on the fish that are running and where to find them. Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit – Known as “the triple threat”, Tarpon, Bonefish & Permit are cruising the coasts of Florida. Get ready for some action-packed fishing in the Sunshine State! Red Drum (or 'Reds') - Red Drum are making their move along the Gulf Coast, from Texas to the estuaries. Don't miss out on this popular April catch! Sailfish - Sailfish enthusiasts, listen up! Head to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula or Florida's east coast for some thrilling sailfish action. Marlin - Dreaming of landing a Marlin, April is your month! From the Caribbean to Costa Rica, the Marlin season is in full swing. Salmon - Looking for some freshwater action? Lake Michigan is thawing out, offering fantastic Salmon and Trout fishing opportunities. As of April 1st, Coho Salmon are hot now with Steelhead and Rainbow Trout to join the pace towards month end. Striped Bass - In the Northeast part of the country, near Maryland and New Jersey, be chasing after the striped bass. Mahi-Mahi - In April, Mahi-Mahi, also known as Dolphin fish, are a sought-after catch for anglers. Found near the shores in Hawaii and in the Gulf Stream through Florida's Keys, they provide exciting opportunities for fishing enthusiasts. Get ready to reel in these prized fish during your next fishing...

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A Journey on why Road Maps, Fishing Insights, and Stress-Free Cooking

3/30/2024
Discover the importance of road maps and how they improve cognitive skills, insights on fishing from Pro Angler Johnnie Candle, and tips for stress-free meal preparation by cooking and freezing extra food. This is Rebecca Wanner aka 'BEC' and Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt with The Bend Radio Show & Podcast, your news outlet for the latest in the Outdoors & Western Lifestyle! Episode 178 Details ROAD MAPS - WHY TO USE Many of us have become addicted to our phones, have allowed electronics to replace much of what we use in life. What about finding your destination? Getting from one location to another. There are many reasons to make sure your vehicle always has a Road Map or Road Atlas. First reasons are simple, even though it seems there is cellphone or mobile phone service everywhere, in reality there is not. If you are traveling and your carrier goes down, your phone potentially could not navigate correctly. Also, there are many areas when on the back roads or touring the backcountry where there is no cell service and limited satellite reach too. Having that road map can result in you safely finding your destination. Youth and road maps; love this combination. Encourage you to use road maps as improving cognitive skills in kids, children, youth as well as the older generation. Cognitive skills are ones to always try to keep sharp! FAVORITE FISH TO CATCH Guest: Johnnie Candle; Pro Angler, Guide & Speaker. Learn more about this Pro Angler & Fishing Guide or to book here: https://johnniecandle.com/ https://www.facebook.com/JohnnieCandleProfessionalAngler/ Learn from this veteran pro angler on the fun times of fish that Johnnie Candle has reeled in, you might be surprised what's on his list. This professional offers guiding fishing trips in Florida after saltwater fish and then in the spring, summer, fall he is slaying the Dakotas going after Walleye! We've personally fished with Johnnie Candle on Devils Lake, North Dakota and highly recommend booking with him as he will put you on the fish but have you laughing, enjoying a great time! MEAL PREP FOR SUMMER NOW Before we know it the warmer temperatures will be here meaning fewer hours wanting to be spent cooking. Now as you are making your favorite recipes such as those using hamburger as an example. Make extra! That's right, make a double, triple batch and then freeze in containers ready to go for the next camping trip to family gathering! FIELD REPORTS & COMMENTS Call or Text your questions, or comments to 305-900-BEND or 305-900-2363 Or email BendRadioShow@gmail.com FOLLOW Facebook/Instagram: @thebendshow https://www.facebook.com/thebendshow SUBSCRIBE to The Bend YouTube Channel. Website: TheBendShow.com https://thebendshow.com/ #catchBECifyoucan #tiggerandbec #outdoors #travel #cowboys The Outdoors, Rural America, And Wildlife Conservation are Center-Stage. AND how is that? Because Tigger & BEC… Live This Lifestyle. Learn more about Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt & Rebecca Wanner aka BEC here: TiggerandBEC.com https://tiggerandbec.com/ WESTERN LIFESTYLE & THE OUTDOORS Tigger & BEC are News Broadcasters that represent the Working Ranch world, Rodeo, and the Western Way of Life as well as advocate for the Outdoors and Wildlife Conservation. Outdoorsmen themselves, this duo strives to provide the hunter, adventurer, cowboy, cowgirl, rancher and/or successful farmer, and anyone interested in agriculture with the knowledge, education, and tools needed to bring high-quality beef and the wild game harvested to your table for dinner. They understand the importance in sharing meals with family, cooking the fruits of our labor and fish from our adventures, and learning to understand the importance of making memories in the outdoors. Appreciate God’s Country. United together, this duo offers a glimpse into and speaks about what life truly is like at the end of dirt roads and off the beaten path. Tigger & BEC look forward to hearing from you, answering your questions and sharing in the journey...

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How To Wash Dog Skunk Sprayed & Hot Buys For Summer Adventure

3/23/2024
Smell SKUNK? Love is in the air, and the smell comes along too. Learn about skunks and what to do if your dog is sprayed. Plus, Hot Buys & Gift Ideas to improve Summer Adventures. This is Rebecca Wanner aka 'BEC' and Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt with The Bend Radio Show & Podcast, your news outlet for the latest in the Outdoors & Western Lifestyle! Episode 177 Details SKUNK! WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SKUNKS BEFORE SPRAYED Skunk mating season begins in February and continues until the end of March. Female skunks usually only have one litter each year. So why are we telling you this, because LOVE and awful smells are in the air this time of year during skunk breeding season! What happens during skunk mating season? During mating season, neighborhoods may notice an increase in skunk odors. A skunk can travel from up to six miles away to find a mate. When a male finds a female, she can discourage his advances by emitting an odor. The increased and pungent aroma is a sign of females repelling males in pursuit of the right mate. Males spray each other as they fight over females for their love. Females will spray males they don't want to mate with, and the smell can reach up to a mile away. DOG SPRAYED BY SKUNK? HERE’S HOW TO WASH YOUR DOG Thankfully times have changed and you do not have to worry about having an enormous amount of tomato juice or a place to think about having such a bath. The best news is that you more than likely have the three ingredients needed to make a de-skunk shampoo in your home. BEFORE YOU START - be sure to be wearing OLD CLOTHES and read the Important Key Warnings listed below! Mix 3 to 4 parts 3% hydrogen peroxide to 1 part baking soda, along with a teaspoon of dish detergent. Apply this mixture to your dog while it’s still bubbling IMPORTANT KEY WARNINGS: Do not use the solution near your dog’s eyes, and be careful when applying around the mouth. Peroxide may bleach your dog’s fur, an effect that is especially noticeable on black or brown dogs. Peroxide may also bleach any other material it comes in contact with, like clothing, towels or furniture. LASTLY - remember that skunks can carry the rabies virus, so be sure to keep your dog always up to date on their rabies vaccinations. HOT BUYS NOW: Gadgets for House, Cabin or Gift Ideas Electric Egg Cooker: Using very little water the electric cooker steams the eggs to perfection for easy peeling in only 12 minutes. Collapsible Sinks: Found in camping aisles or online, these collapsible containers save space yet are great for in your home, cabin or camper. Uses include as an extra sink, serving drinks that are needing to be set in water at a party and the best part - the sinks are inexpensive. GEEKEY Multitool: Don’t be fooled by this small key shaped gadget that is the size of a regular household key. This TSA approved GEEKEY multitool includes a bike spoke key, screwdriver, wrench, scoring tip, box cutter, serrated edge, can opener, wire stripper, file, ruler, protractor, bottle opener, multi-head fit driver and more. Whether you are opening a bottle, tightening a loose screw, or cutting open a box, GEEKEY is there for you when you need it. FXW ROLLICK DOG PLAYPEN: specifically designed for camping that can create a boundary around one’s campsite or act as a playpen for the dog when traveling. Easy to set up and tear down, makes for a terrific wedding gift for a couple that has a dog or anyone that likes to set up a perimeter around their campsite so that unwanted visitors do not enter. FIELD REPORTS & COMMENTS Call or Text your questions, or comments to 305-900-BEND or 305-900-2363 Or email BendRadioShow@gmail.com FOLLOW Facebook/Instagram: @thebendshow https://www.facebook.com/thebendshow SUBSCRIBE to The Bend YouTube Channel. Website: TheBendShow.com https://thebendshow.com/ #catchBECifyoucan #tiggerandbec #outdoors #travel #cowboys The Outdoors, Rural America, And Wildlife Conservation are Center-Stage. AND how is that?...

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Unleash the Chuck Norris Satires: Dive into Taekwondo & an Easy Beef Recipe!

3/16/2024
Looking for a thrill-packed read? Brace yourself for a wild ride with Chuck Norris satires that blend humor with martial arts mastery. But that's not all! Dive deeper into the world of Taekwondo and discover why it is for all ages and genders. And to top it off, we've got a scrumptious yet budget-friendly beef recipe that'll tantalize your taste buds without breaking the bank. Let's dive in! This is Rebecca Wanner aka 'BEC' and Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt with The Bend Radio Show & Podcast, your news outlet for the latest in the Outdoors & Western Lifestyle! Episode 176 Details CHUCK NORRIS SATIRES: LAUGH, LEARN, & LOVE IT! THE ART OF TAEKWONDO: MASTERING MIND, BODY, & SPIRIT EASY & INEXPENSIVE BEEF RECIPE: A CULINARY DELIGHT ON A BUDGET MEXICAN MEATLOAF! Ready to embark on a journey of laughter, enlightenment, and culinary delights? Dive into our Chuck Norris satires, explore the world of Taekwondo, and tantalize your taste buds with our budget-friendly beef recipe. Whether you're seeking entertainment, self-improvement, or a delicious meal, we've got you covered. Get ready to unleash the Chuck Norris within you and savor every moment of the adventure! The Bend Show starts NOW! FIELD REPORTS & COMMENTS Call or Text your questions, or comments to 305-900-BEND or 305-900-2363 Or email BendRadioShow@gmail.com FOLLOW Facebook/Instagram: @thebendshow https://www.facebook.com/thebendshow SUBSCRIBE to The Bend YouTube Channel. Website: TheBendShow.com https://thebendshow.com/ #catchBECifyoucan #tiggerandbec #outdoors #travel #cowboys The Outdoors, Rural America, And Wildlife Conservation are Center-Stage. AND how is that? Because Tigger & BEC… Live This Lifestyle. Learn more about Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt & Rebecca Wanner aka BEC here: TiggerandBEC.com https://tiggerandbec.com/ WESTERN LIFESTYLE & THE OUTDOORS Tigger & BEC are News Broadcasters that represent the Working Ranch world, Rodeo, and the Western Way of Life as well as advocate for the Outdoors and Wildlife Conservation. Outdoorsmen themselves, this duo strives to provide the hunter, adventurer, cowboy, cowgirl, rancher and/or successful farmer, and anyone interested in agriculture with the knowledge, education, and tools needed to bring high-quality beef and the wild game harvested to your table for dinner. They understand the importance in sharing meals with family, cooking the fruits of our labor and fish from our adventures, and learning to understand the importance of making memories in the outdoors. Appreciate God’s Country. United together, this duo offers a glimpse into and speaks about what life truly is like at the end of dirt roads and off the beaten path. Tigger & BEC look forward to hearing from you, answering your questions and sharing in the journey of making your life a success story. Adventure Awaits Around The Bend.

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TikTok & YouTube Trends You Need to Stop Right Now!

3/9/2024
Stop the risky TikTok and YouTube trends on your farm, ranch or cabin. Prioritize safety and ditch these harmful social media challenges. And we’ve got easy St. Patrick’s activities for all ages, even a simple Irish recipe too. This is Rebecca Wanner aka 'BEC' and Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt with The Bend Radio Show & Podcast, your news outlet for the latest in the Outdoors & Western Lifestyle! Episode 175 Details TikTok & YouTube TRENDS TO STOP NOW Safety does not sound fun, but safety is a necessity around the Farm, Ranch and Cabin! No one truly wants to see anyone physically hurt, injured for life or have death be the result of unnecessary actions that could have been prevented. Often if one is to scroll through social media, it almost feels as though "Common Sense" has gone out the window! Trends on TikTok or YouTube, for example, of jumping out of moving tractors while filming oneself doing so to jumping off of UTVs at the cabin, might get a few likes or be the latest #challenge - Just STOP. Please STOP. The actor/actress doing the activities - We get it! You are wanting the attention, be thought of as crazy or pushing limits; hate to break it to you - You are not achieving it. Instead you are risking your own life to become an instant sensation that will only be forgotten as soon as the daring act you took was overlooked. Ouch! We know - Truth Hurts. The property owner of the machinery, UTV, or the land in which these acts are taking place - STOP THEM. Why? Because you are exposing yourself not just to the high risks of losing a loved one, if that's not scary enough in itself, but also opening yourself up to liability lawsuits as the actions did take place on your property, using your property, etc. Now that we have your attention, make a change this year and STOP feeding into the social media challenges and trends that really are only making someone else money at your expense. EASY ST. PATRICK ACTIVITIES & AN IRISH RECIPE Green Flower Magic: Easy St. Patrick's Day Activity Or Spring Flowers for All Ages! Looking for easy St. Patty's Day activities or fun spring projects? Get ready to infuse your celebrations with a splash of green magic! Transform ordinary white carnations into vibrant green flowers with just a few simple steps. Start by grabbing a bouquet of white carnations from your local florist or grocery store. Fill a vase with water, adding several drops of green food coloring for a festive touch. Make sure to trim the bottom of each stem to maximize water absorption. Now, witness the enchantment unfold! Watch as the green food coloring gradually travels up the stem, turning the petals into a brilliant shade of green. It's not just a delightful activity; it's also a captivating at-home science experiment! Gather your loved ones and embark on this creative journey together. Whether you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day or embracing the joys of spring, making green flowers is sure to bring joy to everyone involved. The Mischievous Leprechaun Get ready for some magical mischief this St. Patrick's Day with a visit from the mischievous Leprechaun! Just like the beloved Elf on the Shelf, the Leprechaun pays nightly visits to spread cheer and laughter. Imagine waking up to find your tissue box empty or the remote mysteriously hidden! It's all part of the fun and excitement of having the Leprechaun visit while you sleep. Looking for even more excitement? Encourage the kids to get creative and build their very own leprechaun traps! It's a thrilling adventure that sparks imagination and keeps the spirit of St. Patrick's Day alive. Don't miss out on the enchantment and joy that the Leprechaun brings. Embrace the magic and let the adventure unfold! Tune in for more tips and tricks to make this St. Patrick's Day is unforgettable. EASY IRISH SODA BREAD Discovered for you, the perfect recipe for homemade Irish Soda Bread! Embrace the rich flavors of Irish tradition with just a few simple steps. To start, gather...

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Plan Now To See The Total Eclipse & Other Cosmic Wonders

3/2/2024
Embark on an epic adventure to witness the Total Solar Eclipse! Plus learn of other captivating cosmic sights including a rare "Super Harvest Moon Eclipse” to plan your travels around. Plus we’ve got the news! This is Rebecca Wanner aka 'BEC' and Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt with The Bend Radio Show & Podcast, your news outlet for the latest in the Outdoors & Western Lifestyle! Episode 174 Details PLAN NOW TO SEE THE TOTAL ECLIPSE & OTHER COSMIC WONDERS Experience the Total Eclipse and other Epic Astronomy Views in 2024! Get ready for an extraordinary celestial event coming your way! On Monday, April 8, 2024, North America will be graced with a total solar eclipse, turning day into night across a wide swath of the United States. AND what makes this Total Eclipse so incredibly noteworthy, because the next isn’t slated to happen for another 2 decades, 20 years. Whether you're in Southern California, Washington State, or the mountains of North Carolina, get set for a partial eclipse at the very least. For the ultimate experience, position yourself beneath the path of totality, stretching from Northern Mexico through Texas, up to Maine, and beyond into Canada. According to astronomer Tyler Nordgren, a total eclipse is nothing short of otherworldly. As the moon completely obscures the sun, expect the sky to darken, colors to shift, and the brightest stars to emerge. Nordgren recommends choosing a location you genuinely want to explore. Whether you're clouded out or not, being in a captivating setting enhances the experience. Just remember to pack your protective eyewear to safeguard your eyes during this awe-inspiring event. As April 8 approaches, consider your ideal spot to witness nature's breathtaking display. Whether you're drawn to the rugged landscapes of Texas, the serene beauty of Maine, or the majestic badlands of North Dakota, the path of totality offers an array of captivating destinations. Prepare for a day like no other—a day when the heavens align, and the universe unfolds its mysteries before your eyes. Mark your calendars, secure your viewing spot, and get ready to witness the total eclipse of 2024 in all its celestial glory. Don't miss out on this extraordinary event. Plan your eclipse adventure today and prepare to be spellbound by the wonders of the universe. Just don’t forget your protective eyewear. Be prepared as the Total Solar Eclipse, meaning complete darkness, is speculated to only last 3:30 minutes. TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING TIME Texas - Partial Eclipse begins at 12:23 pm CDT. The Total Solar Eclipse begins at 1:40 pm CDT and ends at 1:44 pm CDT. Partial Eclipse ending by 3:02 pm CDT. New York - Partial Eclipse begins at 02:04pm EDT. The Total Solar Eclipse begins at 03:18pm DDT and ends at 03:22pm EDT. Partial Eclipse ending by 04:32pm EDT. North Dakota - Partial Eclipse begins at 12:48 pm CDT. The Total Solar Eclipse maximum at 01:55 pm CDT. Partial Eclipse ending by 3:02 pm CDT. California - Partial Eclipse begins at 10:06 am PST. The Total Solar Eclipse maximum at 11:12am PST. Partial Eclipse ending by 12:22pm PST. SCENIC SPOTS TO WATCH TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE Niagara Falls Rocky Mountains Zion National Park Adirondack Mountains Theodore Roosevelt National Park Super Harvest Moon Eclipse: September 17-18 A super moon occurs when the moon is the closest to the earth, and appears bigger and brighter than usual. In September, the super moon will be accompanied by a partial eclipse. While a supermoon is easy to spot from wherever you are, the eclipse will be visible from much of the Americas, Europe, and Africa. A confluence of three popular lunar events will make for an exciting night of stargazing on the night of Tuesday, Sept. 17, into the early hours of Wednesday, Sept. 18. A partial lunar eclipse will coincide with the first super moon of the year, causing part of the moon to temporarily go dark as it passes through Earth's shadow. Super Moon — October 17 The second and closest supermoon of 2024...

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How To Make Travel Memories This Spring Break

2/24/2024
Join us as we gear up for Spring Break! Pro Angler Johnnie Candle will be our special guest, sharing why taking time, making memories and casting a fishing line too are essential. Plus we’ve got the news! This is Rebecca Wanner aka 'BEC' and Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt with The Bend Radio Show & Podcast, your news outlet for the latest in the Outdoors & Western Lifestyle! Episode 173 Details NEWS MCDONALD's UNVEILS ROBOT-RUN RESTAURANT McDonald’s recently unveiled a robot-run restaurant with no human staff. The futuristic location is in Australia, according to News.com, and has self-service kiosks, digital menu boards and food delivered by robots. McDonald’s hopes that this new concept will streamline their operations and provide more efficient dining experiences. We hear often about worker shortages and more use of AI as well as seeing McDonald's locations are already using kiosks in the United States, now the question is when will this become the new “norm” in the USA? Stay prepared before going with a large group and learn the new technology out now at not just McDonalds but many other restaurants too. More and more restaurants are no longer offering printed menus, and are instead moving towards a “Scan QR Code” that then directs you to a menu on the phone. Don’t be caught off guard, stay in the know! FEATURE HOW TO MAKE TRAVEL MEMORIES Guest: Johnnie Candle; Pro Angler, Guide & Speaker. Learn more about this Pro Angler & Fishing Guide or to book here: https://johnniecandle.com/ https://www.facebook.com/JohnnieCandleProfessionalAngler/ Hear how taking the time to stop "Smell the Roses" as the often said, has more relevance especially as a journey through life. If planning a long awaited vacation, have an idea of the sites to see but make sure to reserve time for impromptu stops along the adventure. See that roadside stand selling coconuts, PULL OVER and TRY! That is also part of the great memory making for you and your companions! Often it's the "little things", the moments that didn't go perfect on that long awaited trip that become the most reflected, laughed and cherished. Plus toss the fishing pole along too or if in a new area, reach out and spend the money to try "new waters" to you. Too often it happens that the road you're traveling may very well be the ONLY time you travel it. So best to take it all in and then fondly remember those cherished memories! FIELD REPORTS & COMMENTS Call or Text your questions, or comments to 305-900-BEND or 305-900-2363 Or email BendRadioShow@gmail.com FOLLOW Facebook/Instagram: @thebendshow https://www.facebook.com/thebendshow SUBSCRIBE to The Bend YouTube Channel. Website: TheBendShow.com https://thebendshow.com/ #catchBECifyoucan #tiggerandbec #outdoors #travel #cowboys The Outdoors, Rural America, And Wildlife Conservation are Center-Stage. AND how is that? Because Tigger & BEC… Live This Lifestyle. Learn more about Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt & Rebecca Wanner aka BEC here: TiggerandBEC.com https://tiggerandbec.com/ WESTERN LIFESTYLE & THE OUTDOORS Tigger & BEC are News Broadcasters that represent the Working Ranch world, Rodeo, and the Western Way of Life as well as advocate for the Outdoors and Wildlife Conservation. Outdoorsmen themselves, this duo strives to provide the hunter, adventurer, cowboy, cowgirl, rancher and/or successful farmer, and anyone interested in agriculture with the knowledge, education, and tools needed to bring high-quality beef and the wild game harvested to your table for dinner. They understand the importance in sharing meals with family, cooking the fruits of our labor and fish from our adventures, and learning to understand the importance of making memories in the outdoors. Appreciate God’s Country. United together, this duo offers a glimpse into and speaks about what life truly is like at the end of dirt roads and off the beaten path. Tigger & BEC look forward to hearing from you, answering your questions and sharing in the journey of making your...

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Capture the Wild: How To Hunt with Your Camera

2/17/2024
Capture the Wild, that’s the theme. Learn how to inspire the next generation to explore the outdoors by hunting using the camera on a phone while learning techniques to improve your own photos! Plus News Too. This is Rebecca Wanner aka 'BEC' and Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt with The Bend Radio Show & Podcast, your news outlet for the latest in the Outdoors & Western Lifestyle! Episode 172 Details NEWS GIFT CARDS GO UNUSED AFTER THE HOLIDAYS According to the Dallas Morning News, tens of billions of dollars in holiday gift cards go unspent. Under federal law, gift cards cannot expire for five years. IDEAL DINNER TIME DISCOVERED Nutritionists have revealed that the ideal time to eat dinner is three to four hours before going to bed. This is because eating too close to bedtime can disrupt your body’s sugar regulation and increase the risk of diabetes and other disorders. The recommended time to have dinner or supper is no later than 6:30 p.m. if you go to bed at 9:30 p.m. TUESDAY - BIGGEST SLUMP DAY OF THE WEEK According to Zenger News, Tuesday is the most “afternoon slump” induced day of the week. The average afternoon slump lasts 29 minutes and occurs at 3 p.m. Top causes for slumps: lack of caffeine, boredom and a lack of energy. How to combat work slumps? Experts say to beat the slumps people should take a walk, eat a meal or exercise. WALK 11 MINUTES TO LIVE LONGER The University of Cambridge has revealed in a new study that walking only 11 minutes per day can lower the risk of premature death by 25%. 10% of deaths can potentially be avoided with minimal daily exercise. Easy 11 minute walks: Walk to mailbox, Walk around the block, Vacuum the house or take in a quick hike around a nearby park. ATTRACT BURGLARS: BEWARE OF DOG SIGNS According to Daily Mail, home insurance companies warn that displaying a “Beware of Dog '' sign can attract burglars. By advertising the presence of a guard, homeowners are inadvertently revealing the presence of valuable items. The sign also suggests that the dog serves as the primary security measure, making it easier for burglars to bypass alarm systems. FEATURE CAPTURE THE WILD: HUNT WITH PHONE'S CAMERA Wildlife Photography - Learning to hunt with your camera Learn to keep a “Low Profile” - Sneak Patience Learn about the animals you’re scouting Using tripods, selfie sticks or other accessories Practice, practice. Understanding the importance of “lighting” FIELD REPORTS & COMMENTS Call or Text your questions, or comments to 305-900-BEND or 305-900-2363 Or email BendRadioShow@gmail.com FOLLOW Facebook/Instagram: @thebendshow https://www.facebook.com/thebendshow SUBSCRIBE to The Bend YouTube Channel. Website: TheBendShow.com https://thebendshow.com/ #catchBECifyoucan #tiggerandbec #outdoors #travel #cowboys The Outdoors, Rural America, And Wildlife Conservation are Center-Stage. AND how is that? Because Tigger & BEC… Live This Lifestyle. Learn more about Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt & Rebecca Wanner aka BEC here: TiggerandBEC.com https://tiggerandbec.com/ WESTERN LIFESTYLE & THE OUTDOORS Tigger & BEC are News Broadcasters that represent the Working Ranch world, Rodeo, and the Western Way of Life as well as advocate for the Outdoors and Wildlife Conservation. Outdoorsmen themselves, this duo strives to provide the hunter, adventurer, cowboy, cowgirl, rancher and/or successful farmer, and anyone interested in agriculture with the knowledge, education, and tools needed to bring high-quality beef and the wild game harvested to your table for dinner. They understand the importance in sharing meals with family, cooking the fruits of our labor and fish from our adventures, and learning to understand the importance of making memories in the outdoors. Appreciate God’s Country. United together, this duo offers a glimpse into and speaks about what life truly is like at the end of dirt roads and off the beaten path. Tigger & BEC look forward to hearing from you, answering your questions and sharing...

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How To Have A Walt Disney World Theme Park Successful Vacation

2/10/2024
Prepare for the ultimate Walt Disney or theme park experience and make memories that last a lifetime! Learn essential tips before booking or leaving on the adventure. Plus News Headlines you've missed. This is Rebecca Wanner aka 'BEC' and Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt with The Bend Radio Show & Podcast, your news outlet for the latest in the Outdoors & Western Lifestyle! Episode 171 Details NEWS POLAR VORTEX FREEZES GATOR IN WATER In January the Polar Vortex had more than an effect on the people, it also chilled the alligators too. The Gator Country Adventure Park in Beaumont, Texas had their gator’s pool ice over. The park’s alligator’s snout froze protruding above the ice for air. Alligators use a hibernation process, called brumation, to cope with the cold weather. BURMESE PYTHON EGGS HATCH Field Reporter: Heather Krohe, Little Rack Taxidermy Florida's fight against the invasive species Burmese pythons is not getting any easier. ARKANSAS COWBOY USES HORSEPOWER TO PULL SNOW STUCK CARS A North Little Rock, Arkansas cowboy, Doc Leavy, during a recent snowstorm used his horse, Champ, to help drivers stuck in the snow. The Cowboy believes his horse is just as strong as a tractor. He has helped dozens of stranded drivers in the past and continues to ride through trails when adverse weather occurs to help others. DOCTOR DRIVES ATV THROUGH BLIZZARD TO DELIVER BABY During Iowa’s recent winter storms in January, Dr. Chase Brown from Shenandoah, Iowa didn’t let a snowstorm stop him from delivering a baby. Dr. Chase hopped on his ATV and braved the snowstorm, sub-zero temperatures and snow drifts to get to the hospital where he delivered a healthy baby! FEATURE PLANNING TIPS TO WALT DISNEY WORLD THEME PARKS Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime at Disney World with these essential tips for success! Who would have thought in this day or age, that expensive family destinations like Walt Disney World or Walt Disney Land, Universal Studios too could quickly undo any joy there was to be had by not planning for the destinations as well. We’re not talking about the stress of gathering the family, or the high prices that come with visiting these theme parks. We are talking about the overwhelming feeling of once arriving on property to only then learn, for example Disney has its own nomenclature, its own language. So much is the overwhelming factor over taking guests to these theme parks, visitors are taking classes on “Walt Disney World” prior to boarding a plane. The complicated system that Disney World functions upon has left many unprepared travelers with the let down feeling and regretting having done the trip, as learning the Disney lingo and landscape can almost feel monumental instead of “Magical”. Today we are tackling tips to survive Disney World located in Orlando, Florida. WHAT CONSISTS OF WALT DISNEY WORLD First thing to know about Walt Disney World is it is made up of four main parks, but then there are also the Disney Water Parks too. The four Walt Disney World Parks are Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and Epcot. Disney World is not meant to be seen in ONE day. Instead, it is highly recommended to enjoy it over several days if time and money allows. This means visiting one Disney Park per day and even reserving a day in between for rest around the pool or some down time. If you have never traveled to Disney World and are going with a group that includes children, we suggest booking through a trusted travel agent and one that offers travel insurance or through Disney’s booking agents and inquiring about their travel insurance. Reason being is that depending on your party size, age and the cost; peace of mind knowing that at the last minute your trip might be canceled or cut short, all the money is not lost. If booking thru Disney World or a travel agent, be sure to ask if there are any special offers, for example there are discounts for US military, and often the longer you stay the cheaper the daily passes...

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Learn Important Fundamentals First & State Hunting Regulations

2/3/2024
Excited to share your love for hunting, fishing or a new hobby? Learn how to set up another for success by teaching the fundamentals first to guarantee a solid foundation to build upon. Big Game hunting regulations, understand the state you plan to hunt and be checking for application dates and regulations changes. Super Bowl pizza is easy and the whole gang will love. Plus a home remedy for the Cold & Flu season. This is Rebecca Wanner aka 'BEC' and Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt with the radio show The Bend Radio Show & Podcast, your news outlet for the latest in the Outdoors & Western Lifestyle! Episode 170 Details NEWS SNOW ICE CREAM Americans used the polar vortex to make snow ice cream. The trend started on Tik Tok and such stars as Reese Witherspoon have all joined in the fun. The ice cream is made with snow, milk, sugar, and vanilla. People then have been topping their ice cream with nuts, cherries and chocolate syrup making Snow Sundaes. PICKLE JUICE TO FIGHT COLD & FLU What remedies work for cold and flu? Cleveland Clinic suggests that people battling cold and flu season drink pickle juice to feel better. The pickle juice is good for soothing sore throats, fights infections, balancing gut bacteria and prevents blood sugar spikes. The salt and vinegar in pickle juice calms inflammation and targets bacteria. PICKLE JUICE TO FIGHT COLD & FLU A letter mailed in 1943 to DeKalb, Illinois residents Louis and Lavena George was recently delivered to a family member after resurfacing at the local Illinois Post Office. The letter expressed condolences to the recipients on the loss of their daughter. A post office worker tracked down a relative who was then able to share the letter with the daughter of original addressees: Louis and Lavena, George. FEATURE STATE HUNTING REGULATIONS If you are planning to hunt big game this year, you best hurry to start the planning. Every state has its own regulations on hunting big game which includes elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mule deer, bear, mountain lions, etc. These regulations may change from year to year including what is involved for Non-Resident applications. Learn the rules of the states where your focus is on, then plan accordingly to be sure to meet the time constraints for applying, can save for the cost of the tags and begin planning on if this is a guided or self guided adventure. FUNDAMENTALS FOR THE OUTDOORS, SPORTS & HOBBIES Often those of us that are skilled in hunting, skiing or many other hobbies become overzealous in wanting to share our knowledge with hopeful new individuals to the activities. This especially holds true if for example you are a father wanting to show your son for the first time how to use a bow. Another great example, assisting in teaching a spouse. Frustrations can come quickly as often expectations are that another will learn quickly your often decades learned skill in the sport. What also comes into play is the accidental missing of not teaching the safety of each skill or activity too. It is highly recommended that for the very first lesson, consider hiring an outside professional or other known individual to walk through the basic fundamentals. Let that individual be set up for success where they can feel free to ask questions as basic as they might be and the intimidation will quickly ease. It’s important to remember, your knowledge, though vast and experienced, did not happen overnight. It was acquired through years of practice, failure and learning what works for you… Which may not be what works for another. Fundamentals Are Key Strong Foundation Is A Must Safety First Make a GREAT first experience to guarantee a lifetime of enjoyment! SUPER BOWL EASY PIZZA PIZZA CRUST TREND - RED LOBSTER CHEDDAR BAY BISCUITS? Needing a new twist to your Pizza Night? Latest trend in pizza crusts is using Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit dough as the crust, then adding favorite toppings and baking as normal. Sounds Delish, right? Let us know if you have Pizza Ideas...

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