Focus is on Archery hunting and preparing now for big game hunting. Silent rattlesnake news. Plus Have you been wanting to try Fly Fishing? Learn how to go about getting started. And have an easy s’more recipe the whole family will love. 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!
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Archery Hunting and Rattlesnake News, Fly Fishing Tips & Easy S’more Recipe

Archery Hunting News & Prep

How to prepare now for Big Game Hunts

Heard this week from the field, The Bend Show listener/Fan Greg Clarke in Pennsylvania shared photos of himself working on his tree stands. Greg and his son got into archery because of the pandemic, and now that archery tags have gone on sale in Pennsylvania he wanted to give a quick reminder to all that right now is the time to be Checking your tree stand saddles, your climbers and all your gear.

Colorado has a new Big Game Season Structure that goes into effect for 2025. Nonresdent archery tags will no longer be available over the counter for Elk Archery Hunting.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission voted to end over-the-counter (OTC) archery elk tags for nonresident hunters.


Rucksack Season is here. This means now is the time to start hiking the miles while carrying your rucksack slowly adding weight as endurance grows to be physically fit for hunting season. Hike in the boots that will be used and try gear such as socks and other clothing to be sure that nothing rubs and that you are comfortable.

Silent Rattlesnakes

Black Hills National Forest Encounter is a Warning

The following post was done by a Wildlife Biologist in Rockerville, South Dakota who had a close call with a rattlesnake. Situational awareness is what prevented the trained professional from being bitten. A great reminder to know the Dos and Don’ts about rattlesnakes. Find a timeline of what to do if bitten here.

Beginner Fly Fishing Tips

How to go about trying fly fishing?

Fly fishing is often the last angler learned skill, here is the best way to get a basic start.

  • Find a fly fishing guide or fisherman with experience. They will typically have the gear for you to have your first lessons. Save the money from buying blindly by instead investing in learning seasoned angler.
  • Instead of learning from a spouse or partner; take a class or lesson from an angler that can walk you through the beginning learning. This will save me from having frustration as it can be tricky to learn the rhythm.
  • Practice in cleared areas with your fly rod and line without any hooks. Use an open shortcut grassed yard that allows for free movement of the line without any obstructions to catch.

Easy S’more Recipe

Yummy Family Favorite Dessert

This recipe is from Heather Krohe, Little Rack Taxidermy, that involves everything we love about campfires without having to start a fire.


Ingredients: Marshmallows, chocolate chips, graham crackers.

Extra Add-ins: Chopped candy bars such as Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or 3 Musketeers bars.

  • Using a pie tin – spray first lightly with cooking spray, then layer the bottom with marshmallows, sprinkling on top chocolate chips and line graham crackers around the inside of the tin keeping ends sticking up for easy grabbing.
  • Heat the tin using a grill, griddle, oven or stove top until the marshmallows and chocolate are melted.
  • Scoop up the gooey marshmallow mixture with the graham crackers and enjoy!



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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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