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!
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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.


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


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.



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.

Cowboy Kent Rollins is a genuine cowboy who has been cooking up a storm for over 30 years. He is known for his authentic cowboy cooking style, delicious recipes, and entertaining personality. Cowboy Kent Rollins was raised on a ranch in Oklahoma, where he learned how to cook from his mother and grandmother. He has been cooking on the open fire since he was a child, and his authentic cowboy cooking style is a reflection of his upbringing. Rollins is a true pioneer of cowboy cooking. He has a passion for cooking that is evident in every dish he prepares. Cowboy Kent Rollins has been featured on numerous television shows, including the Food Network’s “Chopped Grill Masters,” and “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” and many others. He’s released three cookbooks, one of which was just released called, Comfort Food the Cowboy Way. You can learn more about Kent and order his latest cookbook at You can also check out Kent Rollins’ YouTube Channel here

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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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