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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!




Capture the Wild: How To Hunt with Your Camera

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 FOLLOW Facebook/Instagram: @thebendshow SUBSCRIBE to The Bend YouTube Channel. Website: #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: 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...


How To Have A Walt Disney World Theme Park Successful Vacation

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...


Learn Important Fundamentals First & State Hunting Regulations

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...


Super Bowl - Easy Recipes & Valentine's Gift Ideas

This episode we tackle Super Bowl trending food and what to cook for the Super Bowl. Easy recipes to serve at a gathering. Valentines Day - what to buy Him, What to Buy Her, or maybe What to Do for Valentines is the better question We have answers. We are here to help ditch the stress and win the lover's day battle. 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 169 Details NEWS SUPER BOWL PIZZA TOPPING IDEAS The Trend now in the world of Pizza Topping is adding Kiwi to your pizza pie! Many are familiar with Pineapple Pizza, otherwise known as Hawaiian Style Pizza and the ingredients are Canadian Bacon or Ham plus cheese with a red tomato base sauce. Chefs are whipping up Kiwi Pizza and saying, HOLD OFF ON THE PINEAPPLE and ADD the KIWI! Pizzerias are saying that Kiwi pairs well with Ham, or Canadian Bacon, and cheese. Also, during the winter months now, as when the Super Bowl or Valentine's falls, Kiwi are in season and less expensive than Pineapple. Give it a try, and Let us know what you think! SUPER FOOD: ALGAE (SPIRULINA) Often foods high in antioxidants and protein, are considered Superfoods. There is a new one to be added to the list, Algae is now a Super Food. Now we are unsure how good it tastes, or how quick the concept of algae over spinach or blueberries will take off, but they are speculating it to be a Hot Super Food in the years to come as Spirulina easily grows in both fresh and saltwater. FEATURE VALENTINES - WHAT TO BUY HIM OR HER What to do for the Valentine Holiday, or what to BUY for Valentines? The big questions pondered every year when this almost seems like a "Hallmark Card" made up holiday after just barely recovering from the Festive Christmas Holidays. Feeling burned out still? Not sure what to do? OR do you just look the other way and hope it goes unnoticed that you want to forget Valentines? SMILE all the reasons are okay, and understood. BUT we are here to help! WHAT TO BUY HIM FOR VALENTINES? It is not so much what to buy, but instead think of What To Do. Guys, Husbands, Men they enjoy activities. So instead of breaking the bank on a gift, go for the experience. Shoot for a "Guy Thing" which in Tigger's mind, he offers the following. Go out on a "Date" to a Distillery or Brewery, enjoy a flight of the joint's best drinks paired with an appetizer. Another option, try out a new activity like "Ax Throwing" or check with local Gun Ranges, they often actually have specials on "Date Night" to encourage men and women to have fun at the range together. Bring your own firearms, or often you can rent a model of something you've been considering purchasing. Regardless, get out and have fun. WHAT TO BUY HER FOR VALENTINES? Women today are thinking not about roses, candy and jewelry for Valentines. Women want Valentine's experience! They want to be surprised, an experience they do not have to plan, arrange childcare or have responsibility. Women appreciate the anticipation of a date. For example, finding little notes or receiving text messages to "clear your evening" or "calendar" and to "wear something nice". On this one day of the year, regardless if it is a new girlfriend, wife or someone special in your life; making the effort to surprise your woman with a carefree, planned evening or day means the world. BEC suggests visiting a Winery, sharing a flight of fine wines with cheese & grapes. Antiquing or visiting quaint boutiques that one drives by all the time but never stops. Starting off the morning with a surprise stop at a new coffee shop or breakfast place. SUPER BOWL EASY RECIPES 1. CHARCUTERIE BOARD: Use your own homemade sausages and jerky along with adding in a couple favorite cheeses, grapes, nuts and then complimenting it all with Mickey's Mustard! (LOVE Mickeys Mustard - You Will Too!) And don't forget the crackers. 2. PIGS IN THE BLANKET: Using...


How To Save Money & Easily Cook With Frozen Meats

We share tips on how to make easy recipes using the meats already in your freezer, foods that work with you rather than against you and a recap of top news headlines everyone should know about. 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! NEWS OPERATION VIPER: ILLEGAL SNAKE TRAFFICKING RING BUSTED Fox 35, Orlando, reported in January 2023 that Florida's Wildlife Officials had arrested eight people for illegal snake trafficking. Traffickers were bought and sold, hundreds of snakes, some venomous. During the three-year investigation, called "Operation Viper, the Florida Fish and Wildlife commission said in a news release that nearly 200 snakes - consisting of 24 species from seven different regions of the globe - were purchased or sold by undercover FWC investigators to or from wildlife traffickers. Wildlife trafficking ranks fourth behind drugs, weapons and humans in global activity according to the FWC. The Wildlife Conservation Society estimates illicit wildlife trafficking to be between $7.8 billion and $10 billion per year. CANADIAN SUPER PIGS THREATEN TO INVADE US A new wild pig problem is on the horizon officials are warning. Wild pigs are nothing new to the United States, that is a 400-plus year history of dealing with invasive wild hogs. According to the University of Saskatchewan's Canadian Wild Pig Research Project, the wild pig issue is relatively new. "We didn't have any here until the early 1980s," says Dr. Ryan Book who leads their project. "There was a big push to diversify agriculture with species like wild boars and ostriches. Wild boars were brought in from Europe to be raised on farms across Canada." Fast Forward. These pigs were crossbred with wild boars and domesticated pigs. The hybridization resulted in bigger "super pigs" capable of surviving cold climates. The market for these new hogs dropped out in the early 2000s, thus some escaped operations while others were simply let free as there was no one to sell them to. These pigs have an extraordinarily high reproductive rate and are predicted to now roam nearly 620,000 square miles of Canada, mostly in the Provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta. The states most affected by these Canadian Super Pigs are North Dakota, Eastern Montana and Northern Minnesota. THREAT TO WILDLIFE, LIVESTOCK & HUMANS Wild boar, razorback, feral hog, wild pig. Those are just a few of the names for one of the most destructive, formidable invasive species in the United States. Tremendous damages from these animals currently cost the United States up to $2.5 billion annually to crops, forestry, livestock, and pastures. Feral swine present great risks to human health and safety as well as they can harbor and transmit dozens of parasites and diseases. Landowners or hunters who encounter feral pigs in North Dakota must notify the State Board of Animal Health immediately. The shooting of feral pigs is illegal in North Dakota unless a person is protecting property or livestock. CALL Observe or suspect the presence of feral pigs, MAKE THE CALL. North Dakota Board of Animal Health at 701-328-2655, Game and Fish Department at 701-328-6300, or United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services at 701-250-4405. FEATURE HOW TO IMPROVE FROZEN MEATS It becomes confusing in the store at times when you see meat nicely cut, looking fresh versus frozen. Often one assumes those may be the most nutritious or healthiest. That is not entirely true. Almost all meats are frozen at some point before put into the meat counter case, so the display is what looks nicer behind the meat counter than in the freezer aisle. Don't be afraid to save a little money purchasing frozen meats. They too are very healthy and regardless if it meat you harvested or raised yourself, or meat purchased all can become nutritious meals for the family. The most important thing...


How to Cure Cabin Fever and Winter Safety

Is cabin fever setting in? We have you covered with winter activities. We feature what you need to know about avalanche season right now and have field reports coming in from across the country. This is Rebecca Wanner aka BEC and Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt with the outdoors show The Bend! We have the latest outdoor news and an easy cooking recipe for beef or venison too! Join us on The Bend Radio Show! Listen Now to The Bend Show and SUBSCRIBE. Break free from the monotony and make the most of this winter season. Whether you're a snow enthusiast or prefer the warmth of indoor pursuits, we've curated a list of engaging options to keep you entertained. For those embracing the winter wonderland, we're providing all the information you need to know about avalanche season. As the snow blankets the mountains and hillsides, understanding the risks and safety measures is crucial. Our comprehensive guide offers valuable insights into avalanche awareness, prevention, and rescue techniques. Stay informed and equipped to navigate the snowy landscapes responsibly. But that's not all – our field reports are pouring in from across the country, bringing you firsthand experiences and updates on the current winter conditions. Featuring Steve Senske, Bend Field Staffer Captain Deb Deyo @CaptDeb Deyo @bluewatergirlcharters Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center - @friendsgnfac National Avalanche Center - @COAvalancheInfo @KachinaPeaksAvy @sawtoothnationalforest G Hughes Sugar-Free "Smokey Mesquite Marinade" - @ghughessugarfree McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning - @McCormickSpice Whether you're into skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, or simply building snowmen with the family, we've got tips, recommendations, and exciting stories to inspire your next winter escapade. Unleash your inner adventurer and embrace the season with confidence, knowing that we've got your back with the latest insights and reports. So, shake off that cabin fever, grab your winter gear, and join us as we explore the magic of winter through a lens of excitement, safety, and exploration. Winter is not a time to hibernate – it's a season filled with possibilities, and we're here to guide you every step of the way. FIELD REPORTS & COMMENTS Call or Text your questions, or comments to 305-900-BEND or 305-900-2363 Or email FOLLOW Facebook/Instagram: @thebendshow SUBSCRIBE to The Bend YouTube Channel. Website: #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:


Adventure Goals, What To Buy Now & Outdoors News

Do you have what it takes to keep up with past adventurers like President Teddy Roosevelt? We share history that will inspire, have the latest on Ice Fishing and travel news and what to be shopping for now in January. We have New Year's resolution tips too. 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 166 Details REFLECTING ON MEMORIES As we have now flipped the calendar to 2024, are putting away the decorations and getting back into a life schedule again. Take the time to jot down some of those memories made over the Holidays. Christmas through New Years creates laughs and cringe-worthy moments, the lesser as time goes by are almost always looked back on as laughs too later down the road. Here is one that BEC wanted to share... Favorite Holiday Memory - 20 years ago on Christmas morning, Mom (Lois Wanner) woke us all up to say there was a coyote down near the feedlot. She proved to us that Annie-Oakly still had what it takes! Grabbing her .243 lever-action from the living room game closet, first off astounding us all that her 'missing rifle' really wasn’t missing; here Mom had it kept where only SHE KNEW to find it (hidden carefully behind all the boardgames)! Off to the porch she tramped in her pjs, as we all watched out the windows. Leaning over the railing, she cracked one shot off… You can imagine as we ran out the door onto the porch to congratulate her, quick range-finding in the yardage to learn she had smoked that coyote at over 300 yards!! Now that’s a Christmas morning none of us will ever forget… or she will let us forget either! News MINNESOTA ICE FISHING This story takes us to Lake of the Woods in Minnesota as what happened there is a great reminder of what could happen here as many head to the ice for ice fishing! According to Valley News Live, About 50 people were rescued off Lake of the Woods on New Year’s Day when a crack in the ice separated them from shore. The Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office first received a call around 2:30 pm on New Year's Day that a man went through the ice on his ATV, thankfully the man was able to get out without injuries. About half an hour later, another call came in with a report of 20-25 people stranded on the Northside of a pressure ridge that cracked open. The Long Point Resort began using their own boat to bring people across the open water, the sheriff’s office and Minnesota DNR joined in on the rescue using airboats and UTVs to help. By the end, Lake of the Woods Sheriff’s officials say the number was closer to 50 people rescued off the lake. More Than 100 Ice Fishermen Rescued in Minnesota This Winter In a press-release Beltrami County Sheriff Jason Riggs said “Most years, the ice would be thick enough by now for vehicles and wheelhouses, and we’d be seeing a steady procession of them moving north. But this year isn’t ‘most years,’ and the ice is changing constantly. It’s absolutely vital that anyone who heads out checks the thickness frequently, pays close attention to the weather, and has a plan in case the worst happens and they wind up in the water.” Ice rescues continue to be a constant problem this winter, as ice remains very thin across much of North Dakota and Minnesota. EVERGLADES SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Looking for warmer temperatures and tantalizing seafood?? Then start packing your bags, book your plane tickets, and consider heading to Florida that first weekend of February 2-4th, 2024 for the Annual Everglades Seafood Festival in the Stone Crab Capital of the World, Everglades City, Florida located 200 miles south of Tampa Bay on the southern western coastline of Florida. A great start to your southern Florida trip as you are only a 2-hour drive from Key Largo and the Florida Keys. The Annual Everglades Seafood Festival is an over 50 year old tradition that brings tens of thousands of people to enjoy...


Best Stories Of 2023 And Plan Your SMART New Year’s Resolution

Ringing in the New Year with a recap of the best stories from 2023. Hear about buffalo hunting and how professional athletes too take time from the rodeo arena to recharge in the outdoors. We have New Year's resolution tips too. 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 165 Details 2023 Recap This episode Tigger & BEC dig into the BEST OF stories shared during this last year. Including how BEC on several pheasant hunting trips with Tigger, family and friends was the only member to be skunked each time. It's a memory that is one now filled with giggles of a nephew shouting, "How did you MISS HIM?!" too Tigger's dad getting BEC a gift of a "rubber rooster" so that she truly wasn't "Skunked". That's what the outdoors is all about. Enjoying one another's company and remembering the funny times! BUFFALO HUNT Tigger interviews Chris (aka Cheech) Holznagel from Washburn, North Dakota on how he partook in a domestic Buffalo hunt in Nebraska. He called his dad, as we all know making memories with those we love, and the two headed south. The Holznagels packed their gear and headed to Antler J Outfitting The hunt was bittersweet as the rifle Holznagel used was that of a recently deceased Uncle. He took down a cow buffalo using a Remington 700 chambered in a 30-06. A story with twists, turns, and a memorable extraordinary hunt shared with his father. Facebook: Antler J Outfitting: A two-thumbs up was given to this outfitter. They treated this hunter right, and fit the hunt to the guest. Check them out on Social Media as they offer a variety of hunts from domestic buffalo to turkey to deer and more. SAGE NEWMAN OUTSIDE THE RODEO ARENA While BEC was on one of her recent “Catch BEC If You Can” ( #catchBECifyoucan ) adventures, her being a PRCA Pro Rodeo Music Director takes her to some great rodeos which leads to meeting amazing individuals paving the way in the rodeo world. This trip was no different. Sage Newman, A PRCA World Saddle Bronc Leader on the road prior to making his 3rd Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) appearance, took time to visit with BEC (aka Rebecca Wanner). We learn there is more to this cowboy than riding broncs and making 8-second rides that score big. Sage Newman hails from Melstone, Montana where he grew up on his family’s ranch. When not chasing the next rodeo, this man is found back on the ranch and enjoying the outdoors. He is a humble, genuine man that always has a smile. BEC caught up with Sage after another outstanding performance and in chatting learned what he does when not rodeoing or ranching. He is enjoying the outdoors. Taking advantage of where the road leads such as getting to fish while saddle bronc riding in Alaska to looking forward to archery season now back in Montana. Hunting and fishing, enjoying the backcountry with family and friends keeps Sage Newman revived and focused for when it’s time ‘To Ride.’ Great interview that leaves one proud and happy to know there are people like us doing great things, setting examples for the younger generation. He graciously took time to hang too with BEC’s nephew Hank Wanner and made sure all of his fellow rodeo pals, fellow PRCA saddle bronc riders signed Hank’s cowboy hat as well as shook his hand. Thank you Sage Newman for what you are doing by setting a good example, being a role model and we here at The Bend Show will definitely be cheering loud for you wherever the road may lead and we cheered EXTRA LOUD when you competed in December in Vegas at the 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (The NFR!) finishing 2nd in the World. Congrats! HOW TO MAKE SMART NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS Specific: Outline what your adventure goal is. For example, an elk hunt in Colorado. Measurable: What are your expectations for the adventure? Will this fill your life goals....


Unlock Culinary Magic: Mastering Wild Game, Tough Cuts & Fish

Have you had failures cooking Wild Game to tougher Beef cuts even Fish for family and friends? Don’t give up! Learn how to improve your cooking skills, and save dollars by serving up what you have in your freezer to even the nay-sayers of wild game. 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 164 Details NEWS WOLVES RELEASED INTO COLORADO COLORADO, Press Release - Monday, December, 18th, 2023, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) experts released five gray wolves onto public land in Grand County in a historic effort to create a permanent, self-sustaining wolf population and fulfill voter approval to re-establish gray wolves in Colorado. The gray wolves were captured in Oregon where CPW veterinarians and biologists evaluated them to determine if they were fit for relocation to Colorado. Criteria for release included the age, sex, health, and body condition of each animal. Each gray wolf was weighed and measured. Staff collected genetic material – tissue and blood samples – before fitting each with a GPS satellite collar for tracking upon release by CPW staff. Then, the wolves were given vaccines and were placed in crates, and flown to Colorado for release back into the wild. CPW will repeat the process until at least 10 - 15 wolves have been reintroduced in Colorado by mid-March 2024. As outlined in the Colorado Wolf Restoration and Management Plan, CPW hopes to release 30 to 50 wolves over the next 3 - 5 years using wolves captured from nearby northern Rockies states from several different packs by trapping and darting them in the winter. Gray wolves are listed both state and federally as an endangered species in Colorado by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Colorado Ranchers and Livestock owners have been against the reintroduction of wolves into the state. According to Ambrock Research - Other states, like New Mexico and Oregon, also have reimbursement programs. But California’s program is the only one in the nation that covers ranches for all three types of reimbursement: direct loss, indirect loss, and the use of non-lethal wolf deterrents. A close eye will be kept to see how Colorado proceeds to compensate livelihoods that may be affected by the introduction of wolves. According to the Denver Gazette, when looking at its neighboring state Wyoming, most Wyoming wolves are designated as predators that can be shot on sight without a hunting license or permit except in the northwest part of the state, which has been designated as a trophy hunting area for wolves. The video of the first five wolves released into Colorado is below. EAT, ENJOY WILD GAME, BEEF & MEATS Practice Makes Perfect: Mastering Cooking Skills for Wild Game, Tougher Beef Cuts and Fish. Learn to cook comfortably to repeat success. Hopefully, many of you have been able to get out and enjoy the outdoors this last year. Take in hikes to fishing to harvesting wild game such as deer to elk to pheasant to goose for example. As you’ve cruised the grocery store meat sections the last few months, am sure many experienced what we did. The price of items such as turkey did not drop as usual Sale Promotions occurred, instead, they increased higher. We saw whole Turkeys in our area priced from $0.98 to upwards of $1.28 right before the holidays. Thankfully we have been having a milder winter, meaning more open ground… no blizzards yet, fingers crossed, that have led to us and many of our friends and family getting in more Outdoors action in the field hunting. We are expecting as a result to be enjoying more game meats such as venison and upland game birds, maybe goose instead of a turkey unless one did fill their wild turkey tags. This is great news in our minds! We are thankful every year for our freezers here to be filled with such as well as with ranch-raised beef. So often we hear that one enjoyed the...


Kent Rollins - The Cowboy Cook Easy Recipes At Holidays

Need a new Christmas or New Year's meal idea? Kent Rollins shares his favorites, they are budget-friendly and will have guests asking for seconds. Could you be allergic to your Christmas Tree? We’ve got the signs. 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 163 Details NEWS OUTDOOR RECREATION OUTPACES DOMESTIC ECONOMY GROWTH The U.S. Department of Commerce just released its latest assessment of the outdoor recreation industry’s contribution to the national economy. The result? $1.1 trillion in total economic output during 2022. That’s more than oil and gas extraction, and mining, combined. Nationwide, outdoor recreation was responsible for 2.2 percent of the total Gross Domestic Product in 2022, and five million jobs. That’s 3.2 percent of total national employment. 2 MEN INDICTED FOR ILLEGAL KILLING, SELLING & SHIPPING EAGLES After a federal investigation revealed incriminating text messages and PayPal transactions, Travis John Branson and Simon Paul have been charged with multiple felonies for poaching bald and golden eagles in northwestern Montana, as well as selling and shipping their parts, according to Back on December 7th, a federal grand jury issued an indictment in the U.S. District Court of Montana charging the two men with multiple felonies related to illegally killing, selling, and shipping parts from 3,600 birds including federally protected bald and golden eagles. The federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940 prohibits any take of bald and golden eagles without a special permit from the Department of Interior. According to the indictment, penalties for a first offense of trafficking bald and golden eagles can reach a $5,000 fine and a year in prison. Penalties are elevated for second and subsequent convictions to $10,000 in fines and two years in prison. Additionally, the penalty for conspiracy is a $250,000 fine with up to five years of prison and 3 years of supervised release. Lastly, adding on the penalty of the Lacey Act could add up to five years behind bars, supervised release, and another $20,000 fine. The Lacey Act, signed in 1900 by President William McKinley, the Lacey Act protects plants, fish, and animals by civilly and criminally penalizing those who violate its provisions. Including prohibiting the importation of invasive or harmful species, or their introduction to the environment (for example, zebra mussels into lakes and rivers) according to KENT ROLLINS, THE COWBOY COOK Guests: Kent & Shannon Rollins "SMOKED BOLOGNA" by Kent Rollins ‘Red Rind Steak’ would be the name that Kent Rollins's daddy always called Bologna. Kent Rollins shares a recipe that transforms this fine ‘Red Rind Steak’ or Beef Bologna into a delicacy that will have you replacing the typical staple meats, like ham, at holidays such as Christmas. This budget-friendly, often overlooked meat, is transformed into a mouth-watering Smoked Bologna. Topped with a respectable glaze, that will have you saying “Move Over Christmas Ham, we’re here for the Bologna!” Kent Rollins special sauce is a mixture of brown sugar, honey Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, and coarse ground black pepper. Click Here for Recipe. "BEST SMOKED MEATLOAF" by Kent Rollins This classic comfort food, Meatloaf, is given new life as Kent Rollins mixes a spicy meatloaf that's then tossed in the smoker. To make the Best Smoked Meatloaf a part of the twist is that Kent Rollins blends both beef and pork that is then smothered in a special sauce made with honey caramelization and added horseradish for some kick plus the addition of surprise ingredients like Serrano and Poblano Peppers! Click Here fo Recipe. ABOUT COWBOY KENT ROLLINS Cowboy Kent Rollins is a genuine cowboy who has been cooking up a storm for over 30 years. He is known for his...


How To Preserve A Game Bird For Taxidermy & The Best Unisex Gift

Listener taxidermy questions answered on when, how, or what to do for a beautiful game bird trophy mount. Headline news from the field with important hunting and fishing information and gift ideas that are unisex. Gifts for both men and women. 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 162 Details NEWS NEBRASKA BIG HORN SHEEP Exciting times in Nebraska this hunting season. Kiersten Black at only 15 years old became the first female Nebraska resident in modern history to harvest a bighorn sheep in the state, according to While hunting with her dad, Kierston took down a giant, old ram with a busted-up jaw and broomed horns. Quite the accomplishment for the high school sophomore, who drew a lottery permit costing only $29 to have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Kiersten has been hunting for the last five years with her father, having tagged several beautiful whitetail and muley bucks over the years. This memory will go down in the books as Kiersten Black was the only name drawn from a total of nearly 3,600 applicants as Nebraska only draws one tag and the other tag is auctioned off yearly, this year’s tag sold for $370,000. Kiersten tagged her trophy ram in the panhandle of Nebraska around the steep terrain of Chadron. HUNTER DIES AFTER BLIND CATCHES FIRE This news is the kind that one hates to report on, a 75-year-old hunter from Michigan lost his life when the blind he was deer hunting from started on fire believed to have been caused by a portable propane heater. When the victim was found by his grandson who was also hunting nearby, the man was already deceased and had suffered severe burns, according to It is unclear if the blind was a pop-up, hard-sided, or homemade structure. Again a hard story to report, but also one that we should all take notice of as temperatures are cooling. Whether hunting from a blind or ice fishing from an ice house; this time of year does entail the use of heat sources such as a portable propane type. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding outdoorsmen and women to: Keep a battery-powered carbon monoxide detector inside any closed spaces where fuel is burning, even if there is a ventilation system. Keep exhaust from gas-powered generators and vehicles away from open windows of cabins, RVs, and other dwellings. Crack a window in hunting blinds, ice fishing houses and other enclosed spaces to promote air circulation. Know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning: dizziness, headaches, confusion, fatigue and trouble breathing. WISCONSIN BOWHUNTER KILLS COUGER IN SELF-DEFENSE Last month the first cougar in Wisconsin to be killed in 115 years was done so by a bowhunter. In Buffalo County, Wisconsin, Ben Karasch had just climbed into his tree stand and spotted an adult cougar stalking him, according to The lion continued to creep closer to his stand and when within 15 yards, Karasch realized he was in a dangerous situation. Cougars are protected in the state of Wisconsin, however, due to the circumstances after waving hands and yelling at the cougar which the lion stood sharing right back with its tail swishing back and forth unfazed, creeping closer. Karasch drew back, releasing an arrow after feeling that was the only option left, hitting the cougar in the shoulder. The cat ran off and immediately Karasch self-reported the incident to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Authorities came to the scene, and with Karasch were able to track the blood trail to find the lion 120 yards away. It was a two-year-old male, weighing 128 pounds and they believed to have come from the Dakotas. An investigation was done by the Wisconsin DNR and was deemed this was a self-defense scenario and there would be no charges as Karasch did the right thing in informing authorities...


How To Talk Hunting With Non-Hunters & Make Christmas A Gift Trip

Learn how to talk about hunting with non-hunters by showing patience and respect while still getting your opinions across. Are you stressed thinking of how to get home for Christmas or how to host that holiday? Consider doing a Holiday away at a central location, making Christmas a gift trip. 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 161 Details NEWS REAL CHRISTMAS TREES MAY HAVE INSECTS The Department of Agriculture is advising checking the trunk, branches, and needles for any signs of the lantern fly and reporting any findings immediately to the department. They are requesting that people inspect their real Christmas trees for these invasive insects. The lantern fly can cause significant damage to plants and trees, so it’s crucial to inspect your tree before bringing it indoors. BEER SPA BierBath is set to open in Sykesville, Maryland on December 9th. The spa features hot baths infused with hops and barley that are said to provide detoxifying benefits. After relaxing, guests can continue on to enjoy a taproom featuring 30 different beers. UGLY CHRISTMAS TREE TREND The Ugly Christmas Sweater has taken on a whole new look. Ugly Christmas Trees are trending in 2023. According to CBC News, people are adorning their trees with pom poms and feathers while others are opting for a Christmas Cactus or buying an ugly Christmas tree from sites like Amazon that resembles the one in the Charlie Brown cartoon. A 15 inch Redneck Christmas Tree is selling on Amazon for $15. It’s nothing more than a toilet plunger with several Evergreen branches and on red ornament. The description reads: “Toilet plunger base with wooden handle makes a great holiday gag. Can be decorated with ornaments or left bare. Decoration only - plunger not designed for actual use. HOW TO TALK HUNTING WITH NON-HUNTERS From time to time we are all challenged with how to go about visiting with people that are not hunters. At times, with both sides of the fence passionate about their feelings, a heated discussion can result. But it does not have to. When sharing why you hunt with a non-hunter it is important to have patience and respect. Tigger & BEC often use the discussion as a reason to talk about wildlife conservation. How there is importance to find balance in nature. Cities are growing meaning that areas for wildlife to roam are smaller and smaller. If populations of wildlife are not managed then circumstances of disease can result. Having a calm conversation and allowing both sides to share their feelings without judgment goes a long way. Make the discussion a safe place to share, and then use it as a moment to educate. Practice patience and respect will go a long way and are more likely to have a positive conversation. HOLIDAY LOCATION & GIFT TURNED INTO A TRIP Dollars are tight this time of year for everyone plus there is the stress too of hosting or arranging travel to have everyone home in time. Instead of gifts, book a Christmas getaway that is not as far away for everyone! Consider looking at the map and picking a central location for all to travel to that might be easier than everyone coming “Home”. For example, say Mom & Dad live in North Dakota but members of your family now live in places like Nebraska. Meet in the middle, and turn the holiday into a memorable trip! A location for that might be the Black Hills in South Dakota. Search an area on the map that is between everyone, then search that area for a vacation home rental. There are places like AirBnB or VRBO as well as an assortment of other reputable vacation home rental places that will offer great alternatives. Eliminate the stress of cleaning and preparing your home, and treat everyone to an affordable getaway that is the gift. Spend time as a family checking out hiking trails, shopping in quaint towns and enjoy exploring the area...


Try These Easy Cellphone Photo Tips & This Hunter Chili Recipe

We talk quick, easy photo tips when using a cellphone in the field or your DIY family photo. 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 160 Details CELLPHONE / MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY Our cell phones or mobile phones have become that one item that no matter where we go, the phone goes to. With that, the improvement in Cellphone Camera capabilities has been incredible. So much so that often, cell phones have replaced traditional cameras. Now there is no reason to haul around that heavy DSLR or upgrade to a full-frame camera. BEC is an amateur photographer, here are her BEST TIPS for being outdoors and using your phone or mobile device to grab top-notch photos without the cost or hassle of carrying around the camera. HUNTER CHILI RECIPE Now that you harvested your trophies, what to cook is the next question. Fall and winter is chili season, this week hear an easy CHILI RECIPE using your wild game. Have You Tried? Do you have a tried and true wild game recipe? We want to try it in the cabin kitchen! Email FIELD REPORTS & COMMENTS FEATURE: Justin Hampton, Ozark Traditions TV, located in Missouri. Sean Ehr, Toxic Calls, located in Western Washington. Call or Text your questions, or comments to 305-900-BEND or 305-900-2363 Or email FOLLOW Facebook/Instagram: @thebendshow SUBSCRIBE to The Bend YouTube Channel. Website: #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: Home - Tigger & BEC 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.


How To Improve Venison Wild Game Taste & Holiday Dinner Options

Episode 159 Details The holidays may be upon us now with Thanksgiving only days away... BUT the real countdown is on for the WNFR, the 65th Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo that kicks off December 7th - 16th in Las Vegas! If you've not made this a Bucket List event to attend when Vegas Goes Country, then it needs to be! From the Cowboy Christmas Shopping to the Country Music Entertainment nightly covering Classic Country to Hot New Country to Outlaw Country, and then of course the best rodeo action in the world. NEWS NEW PUBLIC LAND ACQUISITION LARGER THAN YELLOWSTONE According to; outdoor enthusiasts, especially those hunters and anglers in the Northwest, will soon have access to 15,573 acres of public land in eastern Oregon. The acquisition of the Minam River Wildlife Area was highlighted in a recent press release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, which worked with state, federal, and private partners to bring the land under public ownership. When combined with the neighboring Eagle Cap Wilderness and the Minam State Recreation Area, the acquisition stitches together a block of public land that’s larger than Yellowstone National Park. It will also improve hunting access to an additional 6,000 acres of land owned by the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Hunters, anglers, and other users will be able to access the Minam River Wildlife Area from April 1 to Nov. 30. It will remain closed to the public for the rest of the year. While this closure will put the area off-limits for any late-season hunting and fishing, it’s meant to protect big game on their wintering range. A grand opening celebration is currently slated for June 2024. FLORIDA 200 POUND PYTHON A massive 17-foot, 198-pound Burmese python was recently captured in South Florida. It is the second-largest snake ever caught in the state. The Python was caught during a cold front, making it even more unusual as snakes typically remain sedentary during colder temperatures. FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM SUED FOR ADDICTION According to Newser magazine, 41 states have filed a lawsuit against Facebook and Instagram. They are accusing them of intentionally trying to make kids addicted to their platforms. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook collects data on children under 13 without parental consent. The states also claim that Facebook algorithms are designed to hook children with features like the “infinite scroll”. TINDER ADDS NEW FEATURE According to Verge, Tinder, the dating app, has launched a new feature called Matchmaker. It allows a member’s friends and family members to pick potential partners for them. Users review the dating candidates suggested by their loved ones. They then have the final say on who they like. HOT TUB HEALTH BENEFITS A new study by Coventry University reveals that soaking in a hot tub may produce the same health benefits as going for a half-hour jog. Researchers had dozens of study participants soak for 30 minutes. The participants experienced major boosts in cardiovascular levels that were comparable to running. Blood flow to their legs increased by 345% while average heart rates shot up 31 beats per minute. The participants’ blood pressure also dropped significantly. Researchers found that a hot tub posed excellent benefits to both physical and mental health. The relaxed feeling of a hot tub is something enjoyable which makes the use of a hot tub even more desirable for improving health. FEATURE WHAT CAUSES THE WILD OR THE GAMEY TASTE IN VENISON? The "wild" flavor of venison is directly related to what the animal eats. Venison refers to the meat of antlered animals such as deer, moose, elk, and caribou. The 'wild' flavor of venison is directly related to what the animal eats. Corn-fed deer will have a milder flavor than those that eat acorns or sage. The 'gamey' flavor is more noticeable in the fat. Removing the fat, connective tissue, silver skin, bone, and hair during processing lessens the 'gamey'...


Why Comforting Your Pet During Euthanasia Is Important

Saying goodbye to our four-legged hunting pals or the family dog is never easy. Should we be there during the final farewell? We share veterinarian thoughts and our story. Plus News and the latest trends in holiday goodies. 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 158 Details BEC & Tigger kicked off deer rifle season in their neck of the woods. Tigger always finds it amusing how BEC packs everything sugar-related, from candy bars to licorice while Tigger has all the jerky and trail mix. BEC claims she learned it from her father and regardless, rifle deer hunting season is a holiday in her book! NEWS BEAR AWARE: Officials in areas prone to bears are warning people that your fall-themed decorations which include pumpkins and squash, can actually attract bears. Wildlife Officials say that the bears right now are eating as much as possible to fill up before going into hibernation for the winter. 101 Uses for WD-40: Pumpkins, Squash & Gourds. WD-40 can keep pumpkins fresh and pest-free by spraying them with WD-40 products. The spray’s invisible coat of protection makes it difficult for bugs to feast on the gourd. The scent of WD-40, with its citrus undertones and vanilla profile, also helps deter pests. Note - If you have dogs, WD-40 is not recommended to be used as the canine may lick and digest. Call your veterinarian if so happens. Strength Training Over Cardio: A recent Stanford University study has revealed that strength training is more effective for burning fat and building muscle than cardio. Researchers had participants partake in a 9-month exercise routine. Those who did strength training three times a week had better progress than those who did cardio or a combination of both. So there’s a bit of proof that we all need to keep hunting, fishing, and packing in all that gear… it builds muscle while losing the fat! Blue Moon Beer has announced the release of Blue Moon Thanksgiving Seasonings. The two-pack of seasonings includes the Blue Moon Zesty Seasoning for savory dishes and the Blue Moon Pie Pint for sweet treats. DiGiorno, as in the frozen pizza, is offering a new Thanksgiving Pizza. The pizza pie has a chewy Detroit-style crust and is topped with mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberries, green beans, and gravy. And word on the street is this new pizza has been selling out fast! Baskin-Robbins icecream has a new Thanksgiving inspired flavor called Turkey Day Fixin’s. The holiday flavors combined of sweet potato and autumn spice ice creams with honey cornbread pieces and swirls of cranberry sauce. A new survey by GetYourGuide says that 92% of people prefer receiving experience gifts over physical gifts. Trips over Gifts! EXPERIENCE TRAVEL EXAMPLES Blue Water Girl Charters in the Florida Keys in Key Largo Captain: Deb Deyo Offering Offshore Full/Half Day Fishing Charters, Sunset Cruises, Sandbar Trips & More P: (305) 896-3768 E: Johnnie Candle, Professional Angler & Fishing Guide Fish the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle during the winter months. Summer months, fish walleye in Devils Lake, North Dakota. P: (701) 371-9431 E: Buckstorm Hunts Guided big game hunts in South Dakota and Wyoming. Guide/Outfitter: Travis Theel P: 605-381-6133 E: WHY COMFORT PETS DURING EUTHANASIA SAYING GOODBYE, PUTTING PETS DOWN Whether it is a man’s best friend, your trusty hunting dog and companion, cow dog, or family pet; saying goodbye to a pet is hard. There is no way around it. Especially pets like dogs or cats; where they’ve entered an, even more, deeper connection as they typically almost always depend on you and do so for many years....


Dog Facts & Fun, Wildlife Traffic Jams & The Wolf Debate

Man's Best Friend, that’s right we are talking about dogs. The Rocky Mountain Elk migration is underway, learn where you can go to see it first hand and we discuss the hot debate regarding wolves. 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 157 Details BEC & Tigger are one week away from opening deer rifle season in their neck of the woods. Now is the time to take those last few practice shots. BEC loves to quote, "Aim Small, Miss Small" in which Tigger always loves to give her a hard time reminding her that's from the movie "The Patriot"... not a BEC quote! NEWS RECORD WALLEYE CAUGHT South Dakota’s famed Lake Oahe, a reservoir inside the Missouri River water system, has produced what is speculated to be the next South Dakota state-record walleye. Aaron Schuck of Bismarck, North Dakota was fishing with a deep diving crankbait when a whopper walleye struck his plug. Official weighing on certified scales took place at Oahe Sunset Lodge and Steakhouse by the owner Lisa Moser, located near the town of Pollock, South Dakota. Aaron Shuck’s walleye measured 33 inches in length with a heavy weight of 16.5 pounds beating a 23-year-old record! BEC has fished this area many times, both open water and ice fishing. Two thumbs up, it is BEC Approved! Looking for a great guide with accommodations? BEC recommends Loebs Lake Oahe Guide Service out of Pollock, SD. Give Josh a call and tell him that Rebecca Wanner aka 'BEC' said to! Josh Loebs, Fishing Guide Loebs Lake Oahe Guide Service E: P: 701.426.5832 WILDLIFE TRAFFIC JAMS IN COLORADO Tis the season that the quaint town of Estes Park, Colorado one of the entrances to the Rocky Mountain National Park is taken over by elk. Twice yearly elk migrations occur as large bunches of elk move out of the park and make a pit stop in Estes Park. Traffic jams occur as the elk cross streets or from gawking tourists trying to get pictures of these massive animals bedded down in residents' front yards to experience the golf course closed as it is a favorite hangout for the elk. The migration is not a quick one either, can take a couple of weeks as the various bunches move leisurely. The fall migration is a must-see as the massive bulls are herding the females but it is to be viewed with caution. The rut is on and the bulls can be aggressive. Check out for videos of the Elk taking over Estes Park, Colorado. MAN'S BEST FRIEND, THE DOG Dogs are often one's first pet and are often looked upon as a member of the family. This week Jeff 'Tigger' Erhardt tests Rebecca Wanner aka 'BEC' on her knowledge of the four-legged, Man's Best Friend... The Dog. A fun round of Did You Knows, Facts, and the first part of a two-part "Dog Discussion". Tigger is a cattle dog trainer, having worked with many border collies and other cattle dog breeds. These dogs are both part of the livelihood on the ranch but also become parts of the family. DID YOU KNOW... WESTERN STYLE Looking for the latest in Western fashion and style? Medora Boot and Western Wear keep both Tigger & BEC in the boots they love, the jeans that fit, and the latest styles of shirts, jackets, and more. Check out located in historic Medora, North Dakota in the Badlands. Online ordering and shipping are available in time for the holidays! RICHELLE BARRETT, THE PRAIRIE CROCUS Author and photographer Richelle Barrett, aka The Prairie Crocus, from northern Montana shares words again this week from the saddle on how to look for good in your day, your surroundings. Look forward to hearing her words in the coming weeks. Order the perfect gift for the upcoming holidays, Richelle has her latest book out now “Anthology” as well as a calendar for 2024 on sale now at and black & white note cards. Be sure...


Latest Smashed Hunting & Fishing Records and How To Host Hassle-Free

This week news of records being broken in the hunting and fishing world, we share the latest details for the upcoming NFR when Las Vegas turns into Rodeo Vegas plus tips to host hassle-free. 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 156 Details If rifle deer hunting has started in your neck of the woods, it will be soon. Time to pull out your trusty deer rifle and dust off your cobwebs by sighting in both the firearm and sharpen your skills. If you already have taken some shots, dialed in that scope earlier when it was warm; remember it is very important to do so again in the temperature and humidity that you will be hunting. We want everyone prepared and ready to have a memorable successful hunt! NEWS BOWHUNTER TAGS WORLD RECORD VELVET BULL MOOSE After five years of buying raffle tickets for the North American Game Warden Museum’s moose tag, Trace Armstrong of Rolette, North Dakota actually won the coveted grand prize tag! Now the hunt was on to find a trophy bull to fill this winning Moose tag. A trophy is an understatement for what Armstrong drew his bow for on August 31st, 2023. Armstrong released his arrow at 35 yards to take down a 1,700lb Canadian bull moose still in velvet that has been green scored by an official Pope & Young representative at 173 4/8 inches and with a net score of 16 6/8th inches. The bull will be scored again after October 31st, for the dried rack requirement and if stays close to the green score it is speculated to top the Pope & Young record book which would make it the new World Record Velvet Bull Moose! Head to to see this massive beautiful trophy bull! Congrats again to Trace Armstrong! MASSIVE BLUE MARLIN SMASHES GULF OF MEXICO RECORDS Dreaming about heading south to warmer waters and partaking in some deep-sea fishing? Recently, Texas angler Scooter Anderson did just that launching out of Alabama on a 55-foot Viding offshore boat. Anderson landed an officially weighed and measured 12-foot, 1,145-pound Blue Marlin that shames not just Alabama records but all Gulf of Mexico State Records! NFR After-Party Announces Entertainment Lineup & New Location The most anticipated after party of the NFR, hosted annually by Rodeo Vegas, is ringing in its 20th Anniversary with Country Music Stars Justin Moore, Corey Kent, Chayce Beckham and more at its new home, Rodeo Vegas’s new location will be part of Resorts World Las Vegas. Rodeo World Las Vegas will also be hosting the BFO, Bullfighters Only World Champsionships at Resorts World Las Vegas! HOSTING FAMILY & FRIENDS HASSLE FREE Take it from BEC, don’t fret about volunteering to host that next gathering or if you are someone who’s always wanted to do so. The stress is what we put on ourselves, and our guests are just happy to be invited! Here are BEC’s tips for keeping it fun, cost-effective, and stress-free! Guest List: In this day in age, it is completely okay to create a Facebook Event and invite this way. It’s highly recommended as almost everyone has at least one member in their household with a Facebook account. This then can be used for last-minute details, as well as used to build up the excitement for the date. Location: If your home is a disarray, that’s okay! BEC uses her heated shop for fall gatherings. A bathroom is cleaned in the house near the door, but there are never any complaints about hanging out in a big open space like a shop or garage. FOOD: As the host, find one of your favorite recipes that can be made ahead of time that covers the “Main Dish”. BEC & Tigger always make Tigger’s Ranchers Chili. It is a hit with everyone! Then say in your invite to bring a side to share! BEC leans towards main dishes that can be kept warm in a crockpot or roaster, ready to serve or be enjoyed at any time. DRINKS: Make it BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverage) and have a case of water or...


How To Hunt Upland Game & Pheasants More Successfully

Stealth aka Silent Hunting. We do so chasing big game, learn why it applies to hunting upland game, especially pheasants. News headlines of a self-defense grizzly kill to recent legislation protecting our hunter education in schools. 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 155 Details How many of you are locked and loaded, westward bound for the long awaited elk rifle season? For example, Montana’s opens Saturday October 21st and Colorado has already started kicking off it’s first season with the second season soon to start while Nebraska will be wrapping up bull elk seasons on October 31st. We want to be sure to wish everyone the best out there on a successful trip! In our news shortly, we have another grizzly story you’ll want to hear and then also for those that are leaving on that long awaited hunting or fishing excursion… we share ideas that Tigger & BEC personally do so that when a spouse or loved one is left behind, they don’t feel lonely, avoid the jealousy that could stem and keep everyone part of being part of a memorable trip. Also on today's show, we have an expert in upland game hunting joining and we are talking about STEALTH pheasant hunting. With all that on deck - Let’s Ride and get this show on the Road! NEWS HUNTER EDUCATION PROTECTED According to Outdoor News, President Joe Biden has signed the Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act, which protects funding for schools that provide hunter education, archery, shooting sports and other programs. The signature comes after both chambers of the U.S. Congress solidly passed the legislation that fixes language from the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act of 2022 that potentially allowed the U.S. Department of Education to pull federal funding from schools that have hunter education, archery and other shooting sports programs. FLORIDA ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS OUTDOORS According to WFLA, News Channel 8: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced a new initiative that went into effect this week to encourage Floridians to get outside, including discounts to state parks and for obtaining hunting and fishing licenses. The Great Outdoors Initiative was created to encourage residents to explore Florida’s state parks, recreation areas, and waterways. The executive order directs the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to offer 50% off annual state park passes and Gold Sportsman's hunting and fishing licenses. The following are the discounted rates that are available until Jan. 13, 2024: Florida State Parks Family Annual Pass: $60, plus tax Florida State Parks Individual Annual Pass: $30, plus tax FWC Annual Gold Sportsman licenses: $50.75, plus applicable fees FWC Five-year Gold Sportsman: $247.75, plus applicable fees FWC Lifetime Sportsman License: Age 4 or younger- $201.50, Ages 5-12- $351.50, Ages 13 and older- $501.50, plus applicable fees “Florida is home to some of the best state parks, waterways and recreational lands in the country, and I encourage all Floridians to get outdoors, experience our extraordinary natural resources and enjoy our fundamental right to hunt and fish,” DeSantis said. “And we are now making it more affordable for families to get outside and enjoy these wonders by offering state park passes and fishing and hunting licenses at sharply discounted rates.” We hope other states look into doing something similar for their residents. To Learn more about the FWC head to IDAHO GRIZZLY KILLED IN SELF-DEFENSE According to Fox News, An elk hunter in Idaho shot and killed a grizzly bear in self-defense after the animal charged directly at him in a "surprise encounter," wildlife officials said. The hunter was moving through heavy timber near Henrys Lake State Park the evening of September 30th, 2023,...


How To Make Pheasant Street Tacos & Neutralize Odors Naturally

Episode 154 Details Pheasant season is here in the North! Tigger & BEC spent last weekend's opener sharing the time with their nephews and taking out family. Tigger of course had to rib BEC as at the last minute she did a "No-No" and decided to switch from her pump 12-gauge shotgun to her over-under; and was skunked. But it all happens to the best of us! Thankfully much of their party was limited out and most importantly fun & memories were made. NEWS HIGH SCHOOL: FLY FISHING CLASS An innovative English class introduced Maine high school students to fly fishing this fall. Nokomis Regional High School in Newport, Maine introduced this fall an innovative English elective class that focuses on fly fishing. The goal, to engage students by immersing them in the outdoors. The instructor, Nick Miller, was asked by the principal if he was to teach a nontraditional class, would he be interested and if given the opportunity, what would it be. Mr. Nick Miller chose his favorite hobby, Fly Fishing. Thus far students have been taught basics in fly fishing including going out to several bodies of water to actually fish. Later in the semester, once to chilly outside they will begin reading works such as Norman Maclean’s “A River Runs Through It” (a book made famous by the movie of same name featuring actor Brad Pitt), and transition the outdoors relatability into more of a traditional English Class. VERMONT POACHER CAUGHT IN ACTION After a years-long court process, the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife after instances dating back three years are now able to put to rest a poaching case. After reports of poaching by a 43-year-old male, the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife staged a dummy deer, a buck, in Northern Vermont in which Shane Philips was caught in action. According to a press release from the VDFW, Game wardens watched Shane Philips of Vermont attempt to poach the buck by using his vehicle headlights to illuminate it in the dark. After shooting the dummy buck with a crossbow, the suspect was confronted, and he fled the scene. The suspect was tracked, arrested, and confiscated both the crossbow and vehicle. Philips has been found guilty of taking big game by 5 illegal means. This poacher must pay a fine of almost $3,000, forfeit both the vehicle and crossbow, and has lost his hunting privileges for the next three years. YELLOWSTONE ELK STAMPEDE CAUSED BY WOLVES Right place, right time. In a once-in-a-lifetime sighting, a wildlife photographer in Yellowstone National Park this month captured video footage of an approximately 300-head herd of elk chased by a pack of wolves. A must-watch! The pack of about 20 wolves pursuit of the herd resulted in an elk stampede with the wolves bringing down a young cow. This video is a glimpse of nature that is rarely seen much less caught on camera. An impressive video of wildlife in action. FEATURE ELIMINATE ODORS NATURALLY Banish Nasty Odors From Vehicles Naturally! That’s the focus. With fall now here, we are all stoked for hunting season… not for fall cleaning… but if you’re like most, this is that one time of year your vehicle too. Have to make room for your hunting buddies, or maybe your 4x4 is musty smelly having sat waiting for hunting season to kick off OR your farm & ranch truck needs a little TLC. We are here to the rescue with natural ways to banish and neutralize those nasty car odors naturally. You might even want to use these tricks to remove smells from your daily ride too! Ventilation - crack open the windows, kind of a no-brainer there. Baking Soda Magic - sprinkle on the seats & floor mats as well as the carpet, let sit for a while, and vacuum up. Citrus Freshness - place some lemons or oranges in half and leave for a day sitting in the vehicle. Dry Coffee Grounds - leave a cup or bowl in the front, back and if spills just vacuum up. Dryer Sheets - Choose your favorite scent and leave around inside the vehicle, they also help with keeping mice away...


Fatal Grizzly Attack, How To Bear Prepare & Pheasant Taxidermy Tips

Episode 153 Details Pheasant season is here! This is a pastime that we greatly enjoy as we annually take time to host family and friends which is really all about the kids! That is probably why we love Pheasant Hunting so much. With proper firearm safety, upland bird hunting is a thrilling activity that is by far one of the most rewarding when watching youth take down their first bird or an older member taking part too. It is a lifelong hunting sport. Whether using a .410, 20 gauge or 12 gauge shotgun; upland bird hunting fits the whole crew! NEWS ARKANSAS ALLIGATOR SEASON For many across the United States, hunting for alligators in Arkansas may not have crossed one’s mind. As it turns out, since 2007 alligator hunting has been growing as both a recreational activity as well as a way to keep the species from becoming invasive in the state. This year the alligator season spanned over two the last two weekends of September. The harvest broke previous records of tagged alligators, with 202 alligators harvested. According to Outdoor Life, the alligator Arkansas population statewide is hoovering around 3,000 animals. FATAL GRIZZLY ATTACK Last week we reported on a scary, near-death grizzly attack near Yellowstone National Park in the Custer Gallatin National Forest. We are saddened to report that another grizzly attack happened last weekend, this one resulting in two fatalities and the loss of a dog. According to Outdoor Life, Parks Canada officials were notified on September 29th at 8 p.m. by an emergency alert from a Garmin inReach device. The GSP alert came from within the Banff National Park in a remote area in the Red Deer River Valley. Immediately a first responders unit mobilized, however, weather conditions prevented a helicopter from flying in and the response team traveled on foot to the GPS coordinates, arriving at the scene of a double fatal grizzly attack at 1 a.m. The first responders found two deceased individuals and their deceased dog. Also still lurking nearby the first responders encountered a grizzly bear displaying aggressive behavior, which was euthanized on site. This is a chilling story, that no one ever wants to share. A family member of the hikers did tell CBC News that the hikers had wilderness experience, lived for being in the backcountry, and “knew the bear protocol and followed it to a tee.” The same family member also explained that the two hikers had sent them an inReach message at 5 p.m. that evening letting the family know that they had made camp for the night. Meaning that the victims were not traveling in the woods after dark or setting up camp when the grizzly bear attacked. A full investigation is underway as this now marks the second fatal grizzly attack in North America in 2023. Be Bear Aware: KNOW THIS BEFORE AtlasTrax FEATURE PHEASANT TAXIDERMY TIPS Feature: Rick Acker, Award-Winning Taxidermist Roughrider Game Birds The Do, The Do NOT For A Beautiful Game Bird Mount THE BEND FIELD REPORT - HEATHER KROHE CATFISH During a memorial catfish tournament, a MONSTER 104lb catfish was caught and landed off a kayak. Find Little Rack Taxidermy on Facebook @Little Rack Taxidermy RECIPE: WILD TURKEY TENDERS PARMESIAN Before filling that freezer with new game meat, use up what you have! Or start gathering delicious recipes to give a try! Here is a proven recipe from the National Turkey Federation that Heather Krohe and her family has given a Thumbs Up. Here is the Recipe: AND here's another great Wild Turkey Tender Recipe Too! WATCH FIELD REPORTS & COMMENTS Call or Text your questions, or comments to 305-900-BEND or 305-900-2363 Or email FOLLOW Facebook/Instagram: @thebendshow SUBSCRIBE to The Bend YouTube Channel. Website: #catchBECifyoucan #tiggerandbec #outdoors #travel #cowboys The Outdoors, Rural America, And Wildlife...